Yeah, sure: just sit there and eat up the gun nut's version. If the mountain lion had lived I bet then we'd hear the truth about how it really went down.
@1: While the uncle's and kid's stories might veer from reality a smidge, the fact is that if the cougar did attack the kid (or even get too close to it), regardless of whether it was in AZ or Fremont, it's dead. Wild animals, especially giant far-leaping kitties with large claws, are not something you want losing a fear of humans.
Though the family shooting it, then bringing it home and autopsying it? That's code for "we thought about just skinning it and not telling anyone about what really happened and jus bragging about our bad-ass cougar pelt before cooler heads prevailed."
Ah memories (of the culture, not getting attacked by a giant cat). Reminds me of one of the reasons I left. That top picture is what is considered wilderness in most of the state.
So what is the point?
Is someone trying to opine that the rabid animal should not have been shot?
I guess I'm missing something.
There is no controversy.
Whatever the white man with a gun says, that's what happened. The lion was rabid. Rodney King was resisting. Saddam had WMDs. Stop asking what really happened. You've been told what really happened, so shut up now.
whats with the whole anti bill of rights mood that prevail's in this city
it picked the easiest prey. doesn't sound "rabid" to me. their story smells bad. lion pounces on the kid but uncle crackshot is standing right there?
i'd like the big kitty to win once in a while.
Just one more reason hand guns should be outlawed.
Why, if I'd-a been there, I probably woulda shoved a hand grenade right down his big-ol' mouth and blown him all to hell and back.
Did anyone read the article, where it says the cougar tested rabid? And the trigger-happy uncle wasn't the one making the statement? Because I did, and I wanted to make sure that the beer isn't getting to me.
While I know it's the fast track to a well-deserved death, I really want to squinch the kitty bellies. That's a technical term.
I think being killed by a rabid mountain lion would be a pretty amazing way to die.
Seriously, though, I had just finished sharpening my broadsword (one hell of a lot of work, I might add), and was taking a break before starting in on the battle axe when I read this, so excuse the initial levity. Both of these people are heroes, and should be treated as such. Well, back to work.
So, what's with Fifty-Two-Eighty and elenchos?
Are they the funny ones around here?
I can haz boee? Kthnxbye!
Perhaps Grandfather is a seer and engages in augury using the entrails of wild cats?
Mountain lions are actually pretty aggressive, for wild cats. My better half's mother had to fire a round off over its head after one had tracked her from the bushes on the side of the road when on a walk in Eastern WA a few years ago.
There was on on Vancouver Island I thought that had been responsible for a handful of attacks as well.
I don't have a point.
Long story, STJA. Suffice it to say that neither of us are what I'd exactly call comedians.
And oh, that part about sharpening the broadsword and the battle axe - that was for real.
And that was the day Little Paul became a man. A rabid man.
His shirt says GENIUS BY BIRTH, SLACKER BY CHOICE
Not to be confused with a rabbit man. I've known a few of them.
I'm not into furries.
elenchos, trolling doesnt suit you.
especially when the cat was rabid. rabid animals need death like i need cold beer and hot pizza. even if they shot the animal for sport and it didnt attack them (which all reports and evidence refute), they did a service by killing a rabid animal.
Right on, BA, or as a gun person would say, +1.
I love you, Nappy. BA's right, you two should have the next Freaky Friday.
If you've got a sharp knife, all you need to do is carry home the head for testing.
Save yourself the lower-lumbar stress.
FRom what I read, they were out there buzzing around on ATVs. I have a hard time believing that a mountain lion wanted anything to do with them. I'm betting they shot it for fun, then concocted the story about it messing with the kid.
Of course the kid was calm, he's a genius by birth but a slacker by choice!
@ Colton: OMG, a sharp knife!!! Oh, no, a civilized society would never tolerate that!
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The sharp dust blowing down from the crumbling rocks of Tonto peak, burned Paul's eyes as he looked out along sagebrush pierced by cactus here and there, thick-skinned sentinels over a desolate stretch of mostly rock and gravel.
So, in a related topic, here in Spokane, the Health District euthanized a monkey who bit three people last week so they could examine it's brain for rabies.
Ok, run this past me once more slowly... leaving out the specifics of this story...
Mountain lion attacks human, gets killed, the humans are Bad Evil Monsters.
Pit Bull attacks human, gets killed, the pit bulls are Bad Evil Monsters.
Anyone else notice just a wee little bit of hypocrisy in those two positions?
#12 - for a cancer laden old man full of peyote who had gone to mountain to wonder if it is worth it, yes.
A child at the beginning of life, no.
Well - I like it when the city dwellers all have their versions of the wild kingdom, written with ample food, heat, money in the wallet, and surrounded by concrete and total security.
Been in those deserts and danger lurks all over the place, wild animals are just one. Even the sun.
Faced a rabid badger once, what a scare, very lucky to have had a solid, sharpened heavy old fashioned shovel in my hands.... and no fear to swing it.
I'm going to have to take the side of, "It was a good thing they killed the rabid mountain lion."
If we cannot have pit bulls, we should definitely have more mountain lions.
Especially on Broadway.
there's plenty of cougars down by the airport in the hotel bars, watch yourselves young men.
@39 Having more "Mountain Lion vs. Drag Queen" brawls would definitely make Broadway more exciting...
But everyone knows Drag Queen FTW- Bitch would throw her nappy wig to confuse, then take down the pussy with a fierce 6 inch heel to the lung.
I love that anyone would even suggest the Uncle was in the wrong somehow. He shot a rabid mountain lion while it was chewing on his nephew's fucking head. I thought my uncles were awesome because they never molested me. Had I only known what was out there...
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