Man fends off mountain lion with chainsaw

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  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Ex-Marine fends off lion with chainsaw - Life- msnbc.com

     
  2. spittinfire

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    Wasn't there a biker that was attacked by a mountain lion not long ago? I seem to remember something about it biting her/his(can't remember) head and trying to drag them into the woods. I want to say it was in the southwest. Anyone else remember that?
     

  3. ACES 6

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    Talk about adapt and overcome...
     
  4. IGETEVEN

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    well, you could say while he was out camping he "sawed" a mountain lion. :)
     
  5. ACES 6

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    Hyuk, hyuk... That's a goodin' thar Leroy! I sawed me a big ol' cat too!
     
  6. Jo da Plumbr

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    I think that was out here in Calif. The bikers friend fought it off with rocks and sticks.
     
  7. matt g

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    It was over in Humboldt county. It was an elderly couple in their late 60s who were out for a bike ride. The man's wife was able to get the cat off of her husband by throwing rocks and beating it with a stick.
     
  8. spittinfire

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    There ya go, glad to know I wasn't making it up. I'm stil trying to imagine fighting a 100lb cat with a chainsaw...not something I would look forward to.
     
  9. orangello

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    I have a friend who swears that he punched some kind of big wild cat (bigger than german shepherd but shorter) in the face after coming eye-to-eye through the window of his tent while investigating suspected racoon mischief. He says this happened in some state park in Arkansas when he was about 18 and was followed by much colorful language, a backflip of the entire tent, girlish screams, and sleeping in the car. He reported that the cat must've split when the tent went flipping. This guy is generally very trustworthy, but i still have trouble with that one. Dude is a large person & would instinctively attack if scared, i know. I don't know much about big cats myself, but my pet cats make me very leary of a larger version roaming free. I don't know if there is a population of cougars or panthers or mountain lions in Arkansas.
     
  10. spittinfire

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    I suppose it could happen. I know house cats don't like being hit on the nose, a slight tap will send them running. I guess if he punched it on the nose it might have the same effect. Cat my have just been curious and a hit to the nose was enough to end it.
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

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    Now thats love. Can't see my S.O. going up against a mountin lion for me. Unless of course the keys to the RV were in my pocket.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Gojubrian

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    I've seen mountain lions in arkansas personally. Especially in the southern part.
     
  13. spittinfire

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    I suppose it could happen. I know house cats don't like being hit on the nose, a slight tap will send them running. I guess if he punched it on the nose it might have the same effect. Cat my have just been curious and a hit to the nose was enough to end it.
    I'm like you, I've seen what house cats are capable of and I wouldn't want to mess with them. You can forget about one thats 10 times bigger!
     
  14. cpttango30

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    I don't think that cat was starving. I think it was sick really sick. But now you can expect to see some kind of chainsaw regulation coming down from the yahoo bunny hugger.
     
  15. spittinfire

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    quick! Everyone run out and buy a chainsaw before it's too late!!!!
     
  16. Gojubrian

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    and get all the links/blades to reload them!!!!!! :eek:
     
  17. Benning Boy

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    Don't they make some kind of blade shroud for those things?

    And can I get one in black?
     
  18. matt g

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    I hear ya'. My wife would probably taunt the cat and piss it off even more than it already was.
     
  19. spittinfire

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    You're talking about the evil "assault chainsaw" and you better hurry they're going to ban them soon.

    And an 18" bar?!?!? That clearly needs to be resticted to no more then 12 inches!
     
  20. Gojubrian

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    Yeah, those things that go up. Those are bad!! They also have heatseeking blades on some of them. Anyone can just walk into a hardware store and get one!! :mad: :mad: