NM man attacked, killed by mountain lion

Medical investigators confirmed Monday that a mountain lion was responsible for the death of a man who had been reported missing. Full Story
Charlie Poole

Eatonville, WA

#1 Jun 24, 2008
A Red Bone hound dog is a good guard against Cougar Cats, of course backed up by a 30 cal. pistol or rifle...Should have at least one 30 cal. and 2--3 Red Bone hounds...Never heard of a big cat getting through that defense...
Daniel F Clark sr

United States

#2 Jun 24, 2008
If Mr. Winslow had any sense about him he would instead advise people to be aware of their surroundings and keep their handguns close and loaded.
Holly

Prescott Valley, AZ

#3 Jun 24, 2008
As we have the largest Arizona population of the cats on the mountain behind our area I was advised to carry a .357 on solitary walks. We do have one large cougar who has been in the backyards and walking by our front doors at night or sleeping in a creekbed 30 feet from homes in the daytime. My warnings to neighbors who walk at night or with small children were appreciated by some and ignored by others. But I did what I thought was right in trying to make them aware of the danger. Most of them think my purchase of a cougar hunting license was unnecessary, but there is a $2500 fine if you kill one without it. Even if the cat is eating your dog you are not allowed to kill it unless it is attacking you.
It's ok. I don't walk at night, dawn or dusk. Better to use caution and watch your back. And take a few classes in shooting. It may save your life.
Albert J Reine

AOL

#4 Jun 24, 2008
NEW MEXICO needs to have a hunt for this Cat; IT IS A MAN KILLER; GET REAL, THE WOLF IS NOW OFF THE PROTECTED LIST; I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY WOLFS KILLING A MAN OR LITTLE RED RIDDING HOOD ? THAT CAT HAS TASTED HUMAN FLESH & KILLED ONE MAN ? A CONTROL HUNT BY NMF&G IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO ! HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE MUST DIE ? HUMAN LIFE IS VERY PRECIOUS; THE MAN IN PRESCOTT VALLEY IS RIGHT, and remember in California several people were killed last year. DO NOT CRY FOUL, WHEN THE NEXT PERSONS GETS KILLED or EATEN UP !

Since: Jun 08

United States

#5 Jun 25, 2008
Remember: DO NOT RUN! Shout this out loud if it will help you remember and fight the urge to panic when facing a mountain lion unexpectedly! "Do Not Run!" Shout it at the creature also. I have carried a small pepper spray for years for the possible mountain lion encounter on the trails, but having utilized pepper spray in combat with a drunk human being when I was a CA peace officer, I would caution against one putting much hope in a spray, especially when facing a natural killing machine, an original "Terminator", like a mountain lion. Having heard what this creature can do to a school teacher on a CA trail, I would liken it to a run-in with a roaring chain saw! "DO NOT RUN!"
In fact, as I have said previously, if you go jogging, do so with other persons, or a dog, and don't cover both ears with Ipod-type earplugs! You have to always be aware of your surroundings!
Javier

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Jun 25, 2008
Are you people stupid or what? We as a species are intruding on the living space of these beautiful animals NOT the other way around. This "thinking" of protection against something that was there before us and we decided to kill our way into their homeland is the type of thinking that got us into Iraq.
krenb

Des Plaines, IL

#7 Jun 25, 2008
Why would anyone in his right mind want bathe and shave in the mountains where the lions live?
krenb

Des Plaines, IL

#8 Jun 25, 2008
Albert J Reine wrote:
NEW MEXICO needs to have a hunt for this Cat; IT IS A MAN KILLER; GET REAL, THE WOLF IS NOW OFF THE PROTECTED LIST; I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY WOLFS KILLING A MAN OR LITTLE RED RIDDING HOOD ? THAT CAT HAS TASTED HUMAN FLESH & KILLED ONE MAN ? A CONTROL HUNT BY NMF&G IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO ! HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE MUST DIE ? HUMAN LIFE IS VERY PRECIOUS; THE MAN IN PRESCOTT VALLEY IS RIGHT, and remember in California several people were killed last year. DO NOT CRY FOUL, WHEN THE NEXT PERSONS GETS KILLED or EATEN UP !
Yes, all life is precious but, animals have a right to life too. This man should not have been in location he was in, as if he where in his bathroom at home, or maybe he didn't have a home? Use common sense too!
bborz

Des Plaines, IL

#9 Jun 25, 2008
Animals don't know right from wrong but, we do stay out of the mountains.
Try using your bathroom at home.
Albert J Reine

AOL

#10 Jun 25, 2008
GET REAL; ASK ANYONE WHO DEALS WITH BIG CATS ! THIS CAT IS NOW A KILLER ! A MAN EATING KILLING MACHINE; IF THE MAN WAS WRONG IN BEING IN THE WRONG SPOT; SO BE IT; YOU ALSO COULD BE JUST ENJOYING THE NEW MEXICO MOUNTAINS AND THE LAND OF ENCHAMENT, THE CAT IS A KILLER; IT WILL KILL AGIND ! THE ONLY SANE WAY IS TO HUNT AND KILL THE CAT ! HUMAN LIFE IS PRECIOUS; WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR FATHER Or SON ?
krenb

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jun 25, 2008
Condolences to his family.
bborz

San Francisco, CA

#12 Jun 25, 2008
Me too, condolences to his family but, you have to be careful when you live around wildlife.
bborz

Des Plaines, IL

#13 Jun 26, 2008
There is an organization that subsides protective pens that are Lion proof. They are based in California. I dont know if they do any work in New Mexico, but here is there web address: www.mountainlion.org click on apply for a grant; they might be able to help protect your pets.

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