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Old 05-20-18, 12:02 PM
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I'm no animal expert, but I believe the reason animals are killed after they kill a human is because after getting a taste for humans they become more likely to hunt humans. Feel bad for the cougar, I don't even like stepping on bugs, but it's a public safety issue. They aren't going to ban humans from the woods because cougars live there.
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I'm no animal expert, but I believe the reason animals are killed after they kill a human is because after getting a taste for humans they become more likely to hunt humans.
This would seem to be a more reasonable motive for putting down the cat. My initial thought was they put down the animal was only because it attacked a human, not because it was now more likely to attack a human again.
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How come when I'm on the last page of a thread, when I try to scroll up a few replies half the time it instantly goes all the way to the first post of the first page of the thread? This is getting annoying.
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Old 05-20-18, 12:59 PM
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I hope the age, sex,health and situation of the cougar were recorded. Female with cubs? Old or sick and therefore too slow to catch (say) deer? The more we know and can put out as information, perhaps the better the decisions that can be made by trail users in the future.

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Old 05-20-18, 01:02 PM
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The ones in our 'hood are all tracked. It's like the NSA for alpha-preditors.

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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
I'm no animal expert, but I believe the reason animals are killed after they kill a human is because after getting a taste for humans they become more likely to hunt humans. Feel bad for the cougar, I don't even like stepping on bugs, but it's a public safety issue. They aren't going to ban humans from the woods because cougars live there.
This.

There a number of historical accounts of cats and bears regularly hunting humans once they find out how easy we are to bring down.​​​​​​​
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
How come when I'm on the last page of a thread, when I try to scroll up a few replies half the time it instantly goes all the way to the first post of the first page of the thread? This is getting annoying.
There is a setting in User CP you can uncheck to change it back to the non-insane behavior.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
How come when I'm on the last page of a thread, when I try to scroll up a few replies half the time it instantly goes all the way to the first post of the first page of the thread? This is getting annoying.
Yeah, bugs me too. I try to remember to use Page Up, one page at a time. (HIt "Forums ^ Gallery Tools ^ Marketplace New Posts" at the top instead of scrolling up to hit New Posts on the Menu Bar.)

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Old 05-20-18, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
There is a setting in User CP you can uncheck to change it back to the non-insane behavior.
Thanks. Did that and sanity is back!

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I dunno. I kinda like the infinity scroll. Should I be questioning my own sanity?
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I dunno. I kinda like the infinity scroll. Should I be questioning my own sanity?
Nah. Leave that to us.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Thanks. Did that and sanity is back!

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Woah thanks!!
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We have them wandering through the neighborhood constantly. People don't just drop dead because they share the territory.
The wolves in your neighborhood are all dire.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
The ones in our 'hood are all tracked. It's like the NSA for alpha-preditors.

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No biking from your driveway


You got pictures of cougars in your yard ?
Bet your dog don't chase cats

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Old 05-20-18, 04:43 PM
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I don't advocate putting the cougar down. However, this is a false equivalence. The cliff does not go hunting.

Rhetorical question: Which is worse? Dying slowly every day on the couch watching TV, or getting slowly mauled to death by a mountain lion with atrocious dental hygiene?
Anytime we here of a person falling prey to a bear, lion, shark or other wild animal, we tend to think "that's horrible." It shocks our senses to a high degree and stirs us in a way that learning of a death to cancer doesn't. I'd much rather die doing something I loved than rotting away to cancer or suffering through some nasty debilitating disease. If you ever hear tale of me falling prey to a wild animal while I was doing something I loved, raise a glass!
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If you ever hear tale of me falling prey to a wild animal while I was doing something I loved, raise a glass!
But what if a bear rips your eyes out, peels your face off, bites your tongue off, tears off your arms and legs and genitals and leaves you alive?
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The wolves in your neighborhood are all dire.
I actually have a (replica) Dire Wolf skull on display in our living room.

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Originally Posted by bogydave View Post
No biking from your driveway


You got pictures of cougars in your yard ?
Bet your dog don't chase cats
I've only seen three mountain lions (two sightings). Both times were from the safety of a car. We've heard them around here, but they are very elusive. Getting a good photo I think is hard to do. They don't seem to bother the dogs and domestic cats (which our dogs don't chase).

They like to feast off the surplus deer population. They just kill them and rip out their kidneys.
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I dunno. I kinda like the infinity scroll. Should I be questioning my own sanity?
When I use the Infinity Scroll, half the posts die...
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But what if a bear rips your eyes out, peels your face off, bites your tongue off, tears off your arms and legs and genitals and leaves you alive?
Can the genitals be reattached? Otherwise, put me out of my misery. How ya healing bud?
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When I use the Infinity Scroll, half the posts die...
Yes, but half of them live. Marvelous!
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Deleted ... NYT got it wrong.

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There's an excellent book about mountain lion attacks: "The Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America". I don't want to judge, but if the description of this attack is accurate, it sounds like they made multiple mistakes. You never run from a lion. I would expect that two adults could scare off or fight off a mountain lion.
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Deleted ... NYT got it wrong.

cf: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44201441

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