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Old June 11th 04, 09:19 PM
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.

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Old June 11th 04, 09:19 PM
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.

  #23  
Old June 11th 04, 09:19 PM
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.

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Old June 11th 04, 09:36 PM
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"TCS" wrote in message
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while

the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a

pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think

the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.


The man was not being attacked, and his dog was still untouched by the
aggressive cougars at the time he aimed and fired.


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Old June 11th 04, 09:36 PM
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"TCS" wrote in message
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while

the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a

pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think

the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.


The man was not being attacked, and his dog was still untouched by the
aggressive cougars at the time he aimed and fired.


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Old June 11th 04, 09:36 PM
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"TCS" wrote in message
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while

the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a

pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think

the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.


The man was not being attacked, and his dog was still untouched by the
aggressive cougars at the time he aimed and fired.


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Old June 11th 04, 09:52 PM
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 20:36:14 GMT, gertrude wrote:

"TCS" wrote in message
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while

the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a

pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think

the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.


The man was not being attacked, and his dog was still untouched by the
aggressive cougars at the time he aimed and fired.


And how would that prevent his dog from being lunch the next time the
cougers showed up?

Please explain how the guy "could've driven off the two cougers".

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Old June 11th 04, 09:52 PM
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 20:36:14 GMT, gertrude wrote:

"TCS" wrote in message
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while

the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a

pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think

the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.


The man was not being attacked, and his dog was still untouched by the
aggressive cougars at the time he aimed and fired.


And how would that prevent his dog from being lunch the next time the
cougers showed up?

Please explain how the guy "could've driven off the two cougers".

  #29  
Old June 11th 04, 09:52 PM
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 20:36:14 GMT, gertrude wrote:

"TCS" wrote in message
...
On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:02 GMT, gertrude wrote:
There's something worse for housecats than coyotes: immature cougars that
are too young to prey on deer. See
http://www.boston.com/news/daily/05/odds_cat.htm


And about 18 months ago there was a case in Washington state of a pair of
sub-adult cougars travelling together who were after a man's dog while

the
man and dog were at his lake property. One of those cougars had a dead
housecat in its mouth. The guy went back to his truck, pulled out a

pistol,
and shot both cougars dead. According to the interview of some law
enforcement official the guy was within his rights. Personally, I think

the
guy could've driven off the two cougars. Killing them shouldn't have been
necessary. What an AH :-(


Have you ever tried to drive off a pair of cougers?
Do you think you could aim a gun to disable at an animal lunging for your
throat at 50mph? Twice?
Easier said than done.


The man was not being attacked, and his dog was still untouched by the
aggressive cougars at the time he aimed and fired.


And how would that prevent his dog from being lunch the next time the
cougers showed up?

Please explain how the guy "could've driven off the two cougers".

  #30  
Old June 11th 04, 11:11 PM
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"The Bulldog" wrote in message om...
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moron would let their cat out to die in the wild. Cats are not wild animals
and disrupt the natural order of things outside in the wild.


Some other things that 'disrupt the natural order of things': cars,
houses, roads, electricity. Let's all go and live in a ditch.

Cats are not indoor animals, they have not been bred as such. To allow
a cat adequately safe outdoor access is the ideal.

A few weeks
ago while on my motorcycle, I nailed someone's cat. It was not intentional,
the damn moron ran out in front of me and I had two choices. Nail the cat
or dump the bike... The bike is not going down because some moron let their
cat out to be killed...


Your third option was to be a competent enough rider to be able to
avoid hazards. On the other hand, maybe you ride an absurd
cruiser-behomoth that requires advance written warnings in order to
change direction?


People who love their cats don't let them out to be killed by coyotes, James
Marz and traffic... Keep the kitty in the house where it belongs... My
little gray kitty will live a long and healthy life without ever going
outside...


Long and healthy, but in an impoverished environment - unless you are
taking great pains to improve same.

S.
 




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