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kitty was just curious.

If it wanted to attack, it would have grabbed the back of his neck and choked him out.

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He probably has the the world's luckiest sleeping bag.
 

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"Fish and Game counts this as the 15th confirmed mountain lion attack in California since 1890."

So in the last 120+ years in 1.4 million acres of state parks 15 people out what has to be hundreds of thousands of visitors have been "attacked" (not all of them fatally BTW).

Why are we spending tax dollars hunting down this cat?
It's not like it crept into someone's house through and open window and stole a baby.
The dude was wrapped up like a burrito in the middle of the forest. What did he expect?!?!:madman::madman::madman:
 

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Must have been snoring

loudly. I'd say thats a risk you have to take into consideration sleeping out in the open in the middle of nowhere.
 

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"hunting" no, tracking yes

Especially a territorial animal like a Mountain Lion....

"Fish and Game counts this as the 15th confirmed mountain lion attack in California since 1890."

So in the last 120+ years in 1.4 million acres of state parks 15 people out what has to be hundreds of thousands of visitors have been "attacked" (not all of them fatally BTW).

Why are we spending tax dollars hunting down this cat?
It's not like it crept into someone's house through and open window and stole a baby.
The dude was wrapped up like a burrito in the middle of the forest. What did he expect?!?!:madman::madman::madman:
 

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Bad Kitteh !!!
 

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Your killing my Strava
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I have thought of carrying a small can of Pepper Spray
 

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Why track down that mtn lion? It seems to like junkfood. As was said, mtn lion attacks on humans are rare. Often the animal is starving or diseased.


List of Mountain Lion Attacks On People in California
8 January. (Attacks #12 and 13; death #6) 35-year-old Mark Jeffrey Reynolds, an amateur mountain bike racer, was reported as being killed by a mountain lion sometime after 1:25 p.m. at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in southern Orange County. His bicycle was later found with the chain unbroken, but off the sprockets. Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, speculated that Mark was attacked as he was fixing his bike.

However, the autopsy results apparently show no damage to his neck at all, or any damage indicative of an actual attack that caused his death.

The speculation that fits the facts best is that Mark had a heart attack while riding his bike, fell off his bike, causing the chain to fall off the sprockets. The cougar then simply scavenged him while he was dead on the ground. Unfortunately, as is typically the case for lion feeding, the heart was missing, so we'll never know for sure if he did have a heart attack.

Later the same day, Anne Hjelle, 30, of Santa Ana, a former Marine who works as a fitness instructor, was jumped by the same mountain lion.
Anne was attacked a short distance down the trail from Mark's body, which was not visible to her, while she was riding her mountain bicycle. The lion jumped her from a slight rise (~4 feet) on the right hand side of the trail, from under some high brush. The lion quickly had Anne's face in its mouth, despite the presence of Anne's helmet. Her riding companion, Debi Nicholls, was about 30 feet behind Anne and witnessed the attack. Debi threw her bike at the mountain lion, to no avail, then grabbed Anne's legs and screamed as the lion dragged both of them 30 feet down the slope into the brush. The lion kept attacking Anne, alternating between her helmet, face and neck. The screams brought Nils Magnuson, 33, of Long Beach, and Mike Castellano to the scene, who called 911 and scared off the mountain lion by throwing rocks at it.

Anne was airlifted to Mission Hospital. Her condition was initially critical, was upgraded from serious as of early 9 January, and to fair as of 10 January.
 
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