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Old Today, 09:31 AM
 
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He must have very big...hands.
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Old Today, 09:54 AM
 
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resorted to choking it out eh? I suppose that's one way you could kill a mountain lion with your bare hands. I would have raised it up over my head and thrown it into a volcano.

Oh, I'm sure. The nearest dormant volcano is over 2 hours away. Perhaps you referring to one of the closer extinct volcanoes. But then where's the drama in that? Now an active volcano and you have something to post on YT.
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Old Today, 10:51 AM
 
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Considering 80 lbs is about what a large pitbull weighs and would lose a fight against a cougar weighing the same in most cases, I'd say this guy got incredibly lucky.
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Old Today, 10:57 AM
 
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Of course, if he were in California he'd be looking at jail time.
So? Is there a problem with that? CA gets to set its own laws.
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Old Today, 11:29 AM
 
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Killing an 80lb animal with your bare hands isn't the difficulty, it's doing so without sustaining a life threatening injury and dying from blood loss.
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Old Today, 12:08 PM
 
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I didn't know Chuck Norris lived in Colorado.
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Old Today, 12:43 PM
 
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It was a young cat and he got lucky. Trail running in mountain cat country isn't the smartest thing to do; he triggered the animal's prey drive by doing so. If he hadn't turned around right when he didn't, he likely wouldn't have survived the attack.
That's exactly correct. First the cougar was a juvenile, not a very experienced hunter. The guy heard it coming and turned around just in time. If he had been jumped from behind knocked to the ground and bitten in the neck which is what a mountain lion will do, I don't think he would have survived.
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Old Today, 12:45 PM
 
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The guy is a folk hero now, he will have a great tale to tell for the rest of his life.

How many people have the strength and mental toughness to somehow choke an attacking mountain lion to death.
I fought off an attacking Golden Retriever.
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Old Today, 01:34 PM
 
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Killing an 80lb animal with your bare hands isn't the difficulty, it's doing so without sustaining a life threatening injury and dying from blood loss.
Nope not difficult at all. I want to see you do it
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Old Today, 02:26 PM
 
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Killing an 80lb animal with your bare hands isn't the difficulty, it's doing so without sustaining a life threatening injury and dying from blood loss.
Chocking out 80 lbs of solid muscle with 20 razor sharp claws and a mouth full of huge super sharp teeth in a fight for it's life. With no weapon at all, just your hands. I'd say it would be extremely difficult. If it were sedated and asleep, not so much. A strong person could probably choke out a grizzly under those circumstances, but so what?
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