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cougar attacks young boy
« on: Aug 03 07 01:44 »
A [A href="http://www.virtualvancouver.com/news/news-45.html"]cougar attacked a 12-year-old boy[/A] who was out camping near Kamloops, BC. Some stranger came and fought off the cougar. When I go hiking I'm always a little worried about wild animal attacks such as from cougars or coyotes. Anyone ever been attacked while camping or hiking by a wild animal? And I don't mean attacked by your date. :)
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Re: cougar attacks young boy
« Reply #1 on: Aug 03 07 04:02 »
I'm a little nervous of the same thing Hobbit.  I didn't used to be....but I seem to be now.

I haven't been attacked, but we rescued a lady who was about to be attacked once.  It was scary.

  There was a series of switchbacks winding down from a cabin we were staying at, to the lake.  (Alta Lake)  She had walked right by two cubs playing between the two roads.  She had rounded the next hairpin turn and was heading down the road that would have put her between the cubs and the mama...(who we had just spotted)  charging towards her.  We hopped in our van and drove as fast as we could down the twisty road and pulled up to her...threw open the side door and dragged her in with seconds to spare.  I think she was more frightened of us for a few moments, until she realized what was going on.
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Re: cougar attacks young boy
« Reply #2 on: Aug 03 07 04:07 »
Wow! That IS scary!! Talk about you being in the right place at the right time, PC.

  I hope we never encounter these beautiful yet deadly creatures. I'm always on the look-out whenever I go hiking. Not just the cougars but bears too. I've even come across a... (I want to say fox but it isn't a fox, a wolf..?) when I was in Central Park of all places. It's tough. You want to enjoy nature but at the same time you're stepping into THEIR territory.

  That's why I carry a bear spray whenever we go hiking.
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Re: cougar attacks young boy
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03 07 04:14 »
It's tough. You want to enjoy nature but at the same time you're stepping into THEIR territory.    I like your attitude here Lise.

  We are cautious in our own back yard.  So much development in the area has crowded the poor little guys out, and they're confused and sometimes desperate.  [/DIV]
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 03 07 04:18 »
those would be foxes Lise. No wolves in Central park lol.  
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 03 07 04:25 »
No SD...there ARE wolves.  Central park (our Central park) has been having an ongoing problem with wolves.  
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Re: cougar attacks young boy
« Reply #6 on: Aug 03 07 04:27 »
No, it's not a fox. Definitely not a fox because the fur was grey and not light brown. It's a wolf... but smaller than one. Argh!!! The name escapes me for the moment.
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Re: cougar attacks young boy
« Reply #7 on: Aug 03 07 04:36 »
A coyote ?
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 03 07 05:39 »
oh I was thinking of New York. oops.  
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 03 07 05:49 »
'sOK....I think I may have been wrong too.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/e058.gif" border=0]

  I thought I recalled a story on the news about the wolf problem there.....but now I think it might have been a coyote problem.
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 03 07 05:52 »
yeah coyotes live in the cities. Too many folks around for wolves.  
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 03 07 06:09 »
Yes, you have to be careful to watch your cats & dogs because coyotes view them as dinner.  We've had problems in my area.

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« Reply #12 on: Aug 03 07 06:27 »
I know too well about cats and coyotes. *tear*  
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 03 07 08:03 »


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« Reply #14 on: Aug 03 07 08:15 »
rofl.....what's wrong with that pic?
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