Visit is fatal for cougar

Visit is fatal for cougar

There are 7 comments on the Orange Co. Register story from Jan 18, 2006, titled Visit is fatal for cougar. In it, Orange Co. Register reports that:

NEIGHBORHOOD VISITOR: Bill Hill points to a corner of his back yard where the mountain lion had stood.

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DGH III

Hong Kong

#1 Jan 23, 2006
Re: the news clip..:
"O.C. man shoots mountain lion"
I would like to obtain more info on this topic.. How can I do this...?

It is a classic example of why the average American suburbanite should not be allowed to discharge his gun within city limits, yet alone actually own a gun. It is due to his stupidity that an endangered animal is dead. It could have been one of his neighbours' children (or even his own) who might have been accidentally wounded or killed by a ricochet..! He carelessly disregarded the safety of society in wanting to be "a man" & prove his worth with his pea-shooter.. The animal posed no immediate danger to him or his family; had he remained inside his home!!

I look forward to hearing how the local authorities will punish him accordingly for his pathetic actions..
He needs to be made an example of.. in-order to help many others like him realize what a gun is actually for.. Taking Life...!! not defending it..!!!

He should be jailed for this.. & fined a minimum of $35,000usd; with his meager "blue-collar" per hour earnings... this would force him to think about his recklessness for many years to come...

What a fucking moron..!!!

DGH III
HollyJim

Venice, CA

#2 Jan 23, 2006
Ditto
Goat Lady

United States

#3 Jan 26, 2006
So, you'd prefer that this noble "endangered" animal kill one of the children who was waiting at the nearby bus stop??? The man's seven year old daughter was getting ready for school! And you believe that the best action would have been to cower inside their home until the "noble" cat decided to move on? And what happens when they come home from work and/or school one afternoon/evening to be greeted by this cute little kitty as they try to unlock the front door? Or the noble cat realizes that there are a whole bunch of tasty little kids standing unprotected at the bus stop every morning?

This man did a good deed, protecting the whole neighborhood from a deadly danger. He shot his target and made sure this cat wasn't going to come back to kill one of those neighbor's children. He used his gun properly. He knew the gun was going to kill the cat. That was the desired effect. And so it should be. He shouldn't be penalized for protecting his entire neighborhood from a very real danger.
canyon_run

Orange, CA

#4 Jan 26, 2006
The fact that this "man" bought a house at the base of a national forest and is not aware that there could be a possibility of animals in his yard or neighborhood says a lot about his ignorance of wildlife. He says it was going to attack but who is going to defend the cat? They're protected for a reason and firing a gun in the city limits when he could have stayed in the house and made a phone call; his wife said the cat was just sitting on the wall. I doubt that unless the necropsy comes up showing that the cat was sick he is telling the entire truth and I agree with the first poster that he should be held accountable for his actions, ex cop or not.
John

Geneva, NE

#5 Feb 7, 2006
I hope he gets the max fine. What a joke, there was no danger to anyone until A$$ clown ex-cop pulls out a pistols to shoot the cat. There was no danger, he is just trying to cover his A$$, a wounder animal is a much greater threat and he was not going to kill the Cat with a 9mm from that distance. A true shame.
Jay

Austin, TX

#6 Feb 9, 2006
Kind of hard to judge without knowing the whole story, but if it was near a wildlife area, he should have been ready for an animal to be around. like in Florida where people get crocs in their pool and whatnot. They don't shoot it, they call animal control, which will be out pretty quick in an area like that.
personaly I think he just wanted to use his gun and be able to say he defended his place.
smart move... not.
CrazyGuyinBlack

Mission Viejo, CA

#7 Aug 26, 2006
This is the crazy guy in black again that walks around your RSM lake blaring his IRA music, and yes, with a beard, and indeed, drinking tea.

I disapprove of this shooting. I think this madman ought to be fed to mountain cats, he gives madmen a bad name.

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