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Old 03-05-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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Mountain lion traps family inside home, kills dog in Colorado - KDVR (http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-mountain-lion-attack-030510,0,6741025.story - broken link)
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Poor thing! Now if those had been some real dogs.....
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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They euthanized it? Lame. I know the lion was somewhere it shouldn't have been, but clearly he was desperate for some foods. Could they not have transported him somewhere in the wilderness? Where it couldn't bother the jack russells and shih tzus?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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Common sense says that when you move into critter country, you'd better take precautions...hunger and desperation will embolden any creature.

Hard to feel sorry for anybody other than the lion here...
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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It strikes me as stupid to have a doggy door in your house in the mountains.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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It strikes me as stupid to have a doggy door in your house in the mountains.
That was my first thought too!
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Lucky it was the dog the ML attacked and not that the 2 yr. old being snatched out of the backyard while playing.

Mountain lions have a wide range, especially young males. It was likely he had been stalking this home's yard for a while. Sad the lion had to be euthanized but not suprising or unrealistic. When I mountian lion is comfortable stalking food near houses it will continue to do so.

Wildlife management sometimes requires having to exterminate specific predators on a case by case basis.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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It strikes me as stupid to have a doggy door in your house in the mountains.
One of my neighbors did that when I used to live up near Big Bear in California. They bought a vacation house up there (lived in Long Beach) and had a door put in for the flea-bitten barking mongrel that usually accompanied them to the house on weekends. All it took to educate them was a large racoon setting up housekeeping in the place, rummaging through the kitchen for lunch and enjoying the luxury of a deep pile shag toilet for about three weeks...
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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It strikes me as stupid to have a doggy door in your house in the mountains.
It is. Foolish, anyways. And not just because of Mtn. Lions.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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That was my first thought too!
Racoons, skunks, bobcats, foxes, squirrels, marmots, lions, bears.
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