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Old 05-22-18, 09:25 AM
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Cougars are dangerous... especially after the 3rd glass of Pinot Grigio.
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Old 05-22-18, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by rgconner View Post
Cougars are dangerous... especially after the 3rd glass of Pinot Grigio.
Have you ever been picked up by the nape of your neck and found yourself in her lair after one too many?
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Old 05-22-18, 10:51 AM
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Or maybe this...

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Old 05-22-18, 11:15 AM
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Old 05-22-18, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by gettingold View Post
Read the comments following the article. A small slice of everything that is wrong in the world right now. Idiots.
Nope, it's on Fox News, not even touching the article.

Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
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?
That depends, are we watching Fox News or Netflix?

This is a pretty crazy event, and like reported, pretty rare. The guys tried to fight it off with their bikes... that should've been enough, right?
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Old 05-22-18, 12:01 PM
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I eventually guessed this was at the root of the cause for the conflicting reports in the various news outlets (including the New York Times report that I quoted and subsequently deleted after I realized they had got this wrong).
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Old 05-22-18, 12:14 PM
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We need to all pitch in to buy BillyD one of those teeth gnashing mouth guards
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Old 05-22-18, 12:18 PM
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Damn nature, you scary.
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Old 05-22-18, 01:01 PM
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If Netflix is available, I'll take the slow death by TV.
Nope. Only Bravo TV, so you'll die a slow death while watching Real Housewives.
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Old 05-22-18, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rgconner View Post
Cougars are dangerous... especially after the 3rd glass of Pinot Grigio.
So true.
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Old 05-22-18, 04:55 PM
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Old 05-22-18, 05:14 PM
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WOW .. RIP to this person.
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Originally Posted by cyclintom View Post
Pretend that you're a skunk.
Doing so would put one at a great disadvantage sight-wise. Skunks have horrible eyesight. They pretty much cannot see objects more than 10' away. Likely explains why you see so much skunk roadkill and that the average lifespan in the wild is about 3 years. Also explains why they commonly wander across suburban lawns when humans are present as if no one is there.

Skunks spray only when threatened or protecting their young, and only as a final resort. One will get hissing, stoping and even a display of the glands before a squirt takes place. One final fun fact about skunks; a group is called a surfeit. May come in handy if you do crossword puzzles.
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Old 05-23-18, 01:40 PM
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snip . . . One final fun fact about skunks; a group is called a surfeit. May come in handy if you do crossword puzzles.
Who knew. I have a surfeit of old bikes!
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Old 05-23-18, 02:01 PM
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Our Yorkie bit me once. That **** hurt. I was really surprised how much power a little beast could have!

Now....a real wild animal like a Bear or Cougar fighting for a meal or survival.....that is gonna hurt pretty bad! Although I guess with adrenaline, you are probably freaking out so much the pain isn't felt until after the beast walks away and you are bleeding to death.

I think I'll take the death by TV option.
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Old 05-23-18, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Doing so would put one at a great disadvantage sight-wise. Skunks have horrible eyesight. They pretty much cannot see objects more than 10' away. Likely explains why you see so much skunk roadkill and that the average lifespan in the wild is about 3 years. Also explains why they commonly wander across suburban lawns when humans are present as if no one is there.

Skunks spray only when threatened or protecting their young, and only as a final resort. One will get hissing, stoping and even a display of the glands before a squirt takes place. One final fun fact about skunks; a group is called a surfeit. May come in handy if you do crossword puzzles.
To my way of thinking, one skunk is a surfeit.
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Old 05-23-18, 04:49 PM
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From the TV footage I have seen the bike looks like a Touring Bike ( with panniers) and Not a Mountain Bike.

I can easily see a mountain bike coming up fast on a single track in the woods and scaring the cougar so he reacts the only way he can but if it was a Touring Bike on the road way it seems the cougar would just be scared off. Any one have any idea what kind of bike it was and where it happened?
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