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Old Yesterday, 09:53 PM
 
Location: PRC
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Maybe not every 'possible mountain lion attack' is an attack by a mountain lion?

If some of the hiking and Missing 411 stories are truly by strange creatures then it could have been that. I agree that it is just as likely it could have been either a mountain lion or something stranger, as it says in the article there have been only 14 mountain lion attacks in more than 30 years. It sounds as if it was a vicious attack and the man is lucky to be alive.

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This updated story sounds like something more deadly. However, they seem to have ruled out a mountain lion, yet the man had his throat cut, there was fur on his hands (as if he had been fighting with something furry) and there were "other possible signs of a mountain lion attack" reported. I really really hope the hospital get the fur analysed.

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On Sunday evening, a couple spotted a man with his throat slashed on the 17000 block of You Bet Road, a neighborhood of winding, narrow streets and rural homes surrounded by oaks and thick brush in rural Nevada County north of Rollins Reservoir in the foothills above Colfax.

Because he had what a witness described as animal hair on his hands and other possible signs of a mountain lion attack, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife was called in to help investigate.
My bold text.

 
Old Yesterday, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Wouldn't it be a fairly straightforward thing to determine what kind of fur was on his hands?
 
Old Yesterday, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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A bear could do a pretty good job of slashing someone's throat.

Bob.
 
Old Today, 12:54 AM
 
Location: PRC
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Wouldn't it be a fairly straightforward thing to determine what kind of fur was on his hands?
yes I would have thought so too, but as you can see from the update, they said it was NOT mountain lion, and so presumably they WOULD have said it was bear if they had determined it was bear. They did not say what it was as far as I could see.
 
Old Today, 01:02 AM
 
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The article says he was attacked by a person at his home.

Therefore, not a mystery, not paranormal and closed.
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