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Old 06-18-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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...and the best way to handle a mountain lion or any other deadly animal that is attacking someone is (drumroll please)
a gun. and not just any gun but a high powered multi shot semi automatic! Sorry I had to resort to using such ugly non PC words but when it comes to vicious animals (including humans) the best way to defend ones self and protect others is with a gun.
The boy's mother was able to save him with her bare hands.


Good thing she didn't have a gun. She probably would have shot her own son.
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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That is one very lucky child. Lions are incredibly strong, the odds of a young child surviving the initial attack are low. They will take down a 700 lb elk, let alone a 40 pound child.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Never seen a lion up close till I saw what I thought was an avalanche at the top of Mancos hill coming at me.I pulled over and out of that snow cloud came a lion that was so big and long I was in awe. I have been hunting up there for 40 years and never seen one before or after.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Mom jumped the lion.
Dad called 911.
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:50 PM
 
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10 miles northwest of Aspen CO

An isolated house in the country - mountain lion country.

Not sure what the controversy is - unless you are trying to tie it to the $500/night Disney resort with groomed beach, and hotel organized beach activities at dusk, where the hotel felt no responsiblity to tell out of town guests that there be crocodiles on the grounds and in the water.
While I agree with your point about Disney...ummm...we are talking alligators...not crocodiles.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Over 100,000,000 Americans live in mountain lion country. Every once in awhile, one of those one hundred million or so people gets attacked by one.

But not nearly as often as your friendly neighborhood doggie eats someone's face.

It's not at all surprising that a child got attacked. A consistent pattern in mountain lion attacks is that they are disproportionately upon children and small adults. Those kneeling/bending over are also targeted, as are trail runners. But again, the odds of any individual falling prey to a mountain lion are extremely long.

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Ever since the incident with the gorilla,now we're seeing all these news reports about animals attacking children. The thing people fail to realize is these things have been happening a lot more than what's being reported. It's a shame.
But apparently they report it to you. Otherwise, how would you know? You and only you apparently get all the top-secret animal attack intelligence.

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While I agree with your point about Disney...ummm...we are talking alligators...not crocodiles.
Yes. The crocodiles are found much further south, in the area of the Everglades and the Keys. And there aren't many of them - only around a thousand in the state.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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Over 100,000,000?
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Wow 1/3 of America is in mountain lion country?
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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Wow 1/3 of America is in mountain lion country?
According to this range map ( https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/t.../RangeMap2.png ), that's believable.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:14 PM
 
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As an avid backpacker, covering some long and isolated trails, let me tell you, human's are prey - period. Native Americans and settlers hunted down bears, wolves, and cougars for a reason - you are never, ever safe when they are around.
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