Searches find body of missing man

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State police have found the body of a missing Grant County man and say he was eaten by a mountain lion.
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angel

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Jun 20, 2008
 
Lions almost always kill what they eat with almost no exception. They hardly ever scavenge unless very very hungry and or very sick.
backwoodsman

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mountain lions (cougars) don't eat humans period. and the stupid person or persons that reported this mountain lion eating this human is a total idiot, moron. Just some dipsh!t that wants to excite everyone.

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Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

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Jun 21, 2008
 

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it was a...chukacabra!
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Jun 21, 2008
 
angel wrote:
Lions almost always kill what they eat with almost no exception. They hardly ever scavenge unless very very hungry and or very sick.
Anybody who hikes & has researched how to stay alive if by chance meeting a mountain lion or bear face to face will agree with you. Cougars, Pumas (Mt. Lions) are carnivorous & they don't care if the entree they spot has two legs or four when it's dinnertime. It is unusual to find one that close to civilization. Most experts advise standing very still & not making eye contact with the cat although a few years ago a local woman was on TV relating her experience of meeting a mountain lion face to face, she said she started yelling & flailing her arms, the cat just stared at her & finally walked away.

I've only encountered one & that was years ago at the Mt. Rose Ski Resort in the Sierra Nevada's. My friend & I were getting a last spring ski run in & were hiking up a back trail. My friend said, "Oh, Oh,(actually she said something much more colorful) look up there." Above us sunning itself on a boulder was a cat about 6 feet long.(Mature males can get up to 12 feet.) We kept our eyes down & kept walking, hearts in our throats waiting for the cat to spring. Obviously it didn't but it afforded us a tense few minutes. We never looked back. The animal was beautiful but I sincerely hope I never see another except in a zoo.
L in farmington

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Jun 21, 2008
 
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What a bad way to go. My condolences to the family. What was angel thinking with that dialogue about how much she knows about mountain lions. I expect all the moutain lion experts will now show their tails to out do each other.
Hmm seems to me when you are in the lions enviroment you will be viewed as prey. Any typical for an albuquerque moron to start spouting about something they no nothing about
Karl

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Jun 21, 2008
 
I am gonna have me a big steak for lunch today after reading this...YAMMMI....

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Jun 21, 2008
 
backwoodsman wrote:
mountain lions (cougars) don't eat humans period. and the stupid person or persons that reported this mountain lion eating this human is a total idiot, moron. Just some dipsh!t that wants to excite everyone.
I believe a wild animal prefers their meal Warm. They go straight for the innards and leave the rest.
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Jun 21, 2008
 
backwardsman wrote:
mountain lions (cougars) don't eat humans period. and the stupid person or persons that reported this mountain lion eating this human is a total **** Just some dipsh!t that wants to excite everyone.

Running into a mountain lion is very rare. That's why they are called "Ghosts of the Rockies" but if you ever do I assume you'll go up to the cat, & scratch it behind it's ears as it's dining on berries & such. Do let us know how your encounter turns out, Ya hear. ; )(In case this flew over your head as I'm assuming it did, it is sarcasm.)

Since: Feb 08

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Jun 21, 2008
 
backwoodsman wrote:
mountain lions (cougars) don't eat humans period. and the stupid person or persons that reported this mountain lion eating this human is a total idiot, moron. Just some dipsh!t that wants to excite everyone.
ROTFL is about all I can say to this one.

Since: Feb 08

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Jun 21, 2008
 
When hiking in the mountains where mountain lions are known to live it's a good idea to keep an eye out. However, if they are interested in eating you, i.e. in the stalking mode, you will more than likely not see them unless you have a good dog with you to warn you. Their strategy is stealth until they can run from behind and hit you full speed with some obvious terrain variances. If you do see one sunning itself, more than likely it is not hunting you, but I would never look down or look away as a strategy to avoid being attacked. Keep an eye on the lion to see what it's going to do.
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Heck, mountain lions get hungry too!!! Maybe it's time to reconsider the protection of these species and worry more about the protection of HUMANS.
Anonymous

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Jun 21, 2008
 
"Most experts advise standing very still & not making eye contact with the cat..."

I wonder if that's the same experts who tell women to "just lay there" when a rapist attacks them. Riiiiigggggght.
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Jun 21, 2008
 
Anonymous wrote:
"Most experts advise standing very still & not making eye contact with the cat..."
I wonder if that's the same experts who tell women to "just lay there" when a rapist attacks them. Riiiiigggggght.
When you make eye contact you are challenging the cat. In that fight you will lose. Cougar is bigger than you, has sharper teeth & has razor sharp claws. If you see a Mt. Lion let us know how making eye contact with it worked out for you.(eye roll)

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Jun 21, 2008
 
GOOD GRIEF wrote:
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When you make eye contact you are challenging the cat. In that fight you will lose. Cougar is bigger than you, has sharper teeth & has razor sharp claws. If you see a Mt. Lion let us know how making eye contact with it worked out for you.(eye roll)
Hopefully no one will pay any attention to your advice about not making eye contact good grief! If you meet a lion you definitely want to challenge it by making eye contact and anything else you can do to scare it off. What you shouldn't do is run, unless you have a safe place to run to that is close by. Good Grief, if you meet a lion and close your eyes in order not to make eye contact lets us know how that works for you.
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Fasthick, your bad advice never ceases to amaze me. Sure, challenge a mountain lion to a fight & let us know who we should bet on!(eye roll)
Concerned Parent

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Jun 21, 2008
 
L in farmington wrote:
<quoted text>Hmm seems to me when you are in the lions enviroment you will be viewed as prey. Any typical for an albuquerque moron to start spouting about something they no nothing about
Mountain lions are overpopulating quickly, and I hear from a lot of hunters now that they are reducing other wildlife populations like deer and elk. Their "environment" is spreading into human environments, so it's time we go American Indian and start hunting them to maintain the balance as they did.

Otherwise, we're going to hear more and ore stories like this.
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Jun 21, 2008
 
L in farmington wrote:
<quoted text>Hmm seems to me when you are in the lions enviroment you will be viewed as prey. Any typical for an albuquerque moron to start spouting about something they no nothing about
Mountain lions are overpopulating quickly, and I hear from a lot of hunters now that they are reducing other wildlife populations like deer and elk. Their "environment" is spreading into human environments, so it's time we go American Indian and start hunting them to maintain the balance as they did.

Otherwise, we're going to hear more and ore stories like this.
Jim E-sbartender

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Jun 21, 2008
 
Let em' cake!! Anyone need another round?
Steve

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Jun 21, 2008
 
i dont know who has or has not been to the P.A. cemetary (the place this man was killed) its right on the border of the Gila Nat. forest. Great place to go. but 10 steps in the wrong direction and you are in the forest. and the grass at the cemetary can get pretty high from time to time... if it was a cougar that killed him he never saw it.

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