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Old 02-08-19, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
& if so, was it to the left, or the right ...
well

can always fall on a rock and smack the head and then bear hug the kneck

not an encounter i would want. A kid got killed in Rocky Mountain National Park back in 1997 when I lived in Colorado.

my guess is that the Lion will get you from behind and you will never see it until it’s too late

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& if so, was it to the left, or the right ...
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Old 02-08-19, 02:11 PM
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I remember a local trucker killed a savage pit bull with his bare hands too. But he was badly injured during the savage attack. His was a ex-marine or green beret or something.

The Mountain Lion is more similar to the house cat, than to Tigers and Lions. So, it is quite believable that a strong human with only bare hands can defeat a ML in a one-on-one. But typical ML weighs like 100 pounds...so it's not going to be easy...the human probably going to need some luck...and if the ML is good hunter...a human would have little chance.

I doubt an average person could have pulled it off. Most people nowadays are weak from doing no manual work all their lives.

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Old 02-08-19, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I remember a local trucker killed a savage pit bull with his bare hands too. But he was badly injured during the savage attack. His was a ex-marine or green beret or something.

The Mountain Lion is more similar to the house cat, than to Tigers and Lions. So, it is quite believable that a strong human with only bare hands can defeat a ML in a one-on-one. But typical ML weighs like 100 pounds...so it's not going to be easy...the human probably going to need some luck...and if the ML is good hunter...a human would have little chance.

I doubt an average person could have pulled it off. Most people nowadays are weak from doing no manual work all their lives.

this

is I was told in mountain lion country to put stickers of eyes on the back of your helmet. Lions like to strike from behind.
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Old 02-08-19, 03:01 PM
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I used to live there and have spent a lot of time in that park, and never saw a mountain lion - they're pretty shy. Now, rattlesnakes are pretty common around Horsetooth.

At any rate, that person had a great combo of luck and talent!
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is I was told in mountain lion country to put stickers of eyes on the back of your helmet. Lions like to strike from behind.
Really? Who told you that? Eyes on the back of helmet? Ha!
I am suspicious of the claim of 'killing with bare hands'.... You would be scratched to death before the cat expired.

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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
The Mountain Lion is more similar to the house cat, than to Tigers and Lions. So, it is quite believable that a strong human with only bare hands can defeat a ML in a one-on-one.


Next time you see one, take a look at its musculature. There is absolutely no way you would win a battle unless you were very lucky, or very well-armed. They are also ambush predators, so it is unlikely you will see them coming, and they will make sure the fight is on their terms. If one decides to take you down, you are completely screwed.
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...The guy is somewhat bad-ass...
Killing a mountain lion with your bare hands while out for a jog qualifies as total bad-ass in my book.
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Old 02-08-19, 04:16 PM
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Killing a mountain lion with your bare hands while out for a jog qualifies as total bad-ass in my book.
Even by Rule 9 standards?
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Eyes in the back of your head. Hopefully that will confuse the cat enough to scare him off.
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There is a running tactic of using a light on the back of your head as well as the front at night. Cats donít like the light. Wonder about off road biking like that?
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There is a running tactic of using a light on the back of your head as well as the front at night. Cats donít like the light. Wonder about off road biking like that?
I would think this is a 👍 idea
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There is a running tactic of using a light on the back of your head as well as the front at night. Cats donít like the light. Wonder about off road biking like that?
You sure about that? Our cat loves chasing a light.
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Killing a mountain lion with your bare hands while out for a jog qualifies as total bad-ass in my book.
Having been on the receiving end of a house catís anger, I cannot imagine what it would be like to be in a fight to the DEATH with an 80 lb mountain lion. Certified Bad-Ass for sure.

I wonder what the total stitch count ended up at.


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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I remember a local trucker killed a savage pit bull with his bare hands too. But he was badly injured during the savage attack. His was a ex-marine or green beret or something.

The Mountain Lion is more similar to the house cat, than to Tigers and Lions. So, it is quite believable that a strong human with only bare hands can defeat a ML in a one-on-one. But typical ML weighs like 100 pounds...so it's not going to be easy...the human probably going to need some luck...and if the ML is good hunter...a human would have little chance.

I doubt an average person could have pulled it off. Most people nowadays are weak from doing no manual work all their lives.
Fine. Still, I have no desire to mix it up with a raccoon, and a real big un only goes about 40 - 45 pounds.
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& have you seen the teeth on a possum? or is it Opossum?
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Hmmm, now we know what to do when being chased by a 50 pound dog.
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reminds me of this cougar vs jogger video
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Almost rode down that canyon. Wildcat canyon in the Berkeley hills. Left of tree in center. Thinking about buying some of those bear hands...
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or is it Opossum?
Those are the ones from Ireland.

Or Kenya.
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I'm sticking to bike riding after reading this, lol. Kidding but I was cornered by a mountain lionness once who had 3 cubs. Nothing happened but it did make me think whether I wanted to start hiking with something more than just a swiss army knife . . .

The runner showed a lot of presence of mind in being able to fight back but I imagine when the **** hits the fan like that instinct takes over as well.
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The runner showed a lot of presence of mind in being able to fight back but I imagine when the **** hits the fan like that instinct takes over as well.
That's just it.

For most people, the instinct is to run, which is basically inviting almost certain death.

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A few years ago we had 13 cougar sightings in our small community during a 3 month period.
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