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Mountain lion suspected in death of hood county man #8077984 12/06/20 04:14 AM
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Re: Mountain lion suspected in death of hood county man [Re: mow] #8077992 12/06/20 04:22 AM
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That’s a sad deal, Might make the walk to and from the stand in the dark around that area a little tense for a while.

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WOW that is a very sad deal hope the catch it.

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I was on a hill country deer lease years back, mid 90’s. One of the guys on the lease was scared to death he was going to get ate by a pet lion or tiger that got loose/escaped etc. He was convinced people raising exotic cats would turn them loose if they got to meant to keep and he would get ate on the way to his deer stand. If I recall one of the guys told me he was really bad scared of the dark too.

As crazy as this world is getting running across an exotic cat on a deer lease would not surprise me.

We had big monkeys running around in the brush that escaped from research center in South Texas in the 80’s


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From the article: "A governmental trapper with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) who specializes in tracking and removing mountain lions was called to help, the sheriff’s office said."

I bet I know the guy they called in. Best lion trapper I ever saw.

If it's still in the area, Gil will get it.

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I’m on the cat’s side and hope he gets away. They’re just too purdy!

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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
I’m on the cat’s side and hope he gets away. They’re just too purdy!



I find this comment lunacy. I also know mountain lions are far more common than most think.

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Used to be a rarity here in Nebraska. Pretty common any more. I believe one had to be euthanized in Omaha last week. I’m not that familiar with Texas geography. Wouldn’t stumbling across illegals or a meth lab also be a possibility. Then later preyed upon by wildlife?

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Originally Posted by Huskerron
Used to be a rarity here in Nebraska. Pretty common any more. I believe one had to be euthanized in Omaha last week. I’m not that familiar with Texas geography. Wouldn’t stumbling across illegals or a meth lab also be a possibility. Then later preyed upon by wildlife?

Probably not. I'm sure the coroner can determining cause of death.


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I'm no forensic scientist, but I would say what the coroner can and cannot do depends on the condition of the remains. But I probably don't have all the info here and perhaps they have already made their determination. Regardless, I think normally an adult sized human is not in jeopardy of being attacked while walking to and from a treestand or blind. Where I really get a little nervous is when turkey hunting and not using a blind. As you sit there in the underbrush, making noises that emulate the prey of a mountain lion, never forget that the way mountain lions normally kill is to sneak up from behind or above and clamp down on a vertebrae or two, it does give you something to think about. I've seen tracks where I hunt but given the large territory that mountain lions are known to cover, I really don't give it that much thought.

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I have looked into a lot of mountain lion attack reports. People attacks are often (not always) on the move. Attacked hunters are usually one the move. Attacks on people are usually not fatal, even on children. Attacks on adults are certainly common as far as mountain lion attacks go.

My favorite turkey hunter attacked by mountain lion story comes out of California where a guy claimed one attacked his foot. So he shot it with his 12 ga shotgun but shot himself in the foot as well. The only problem is, his story was faked.
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-12-13-sp-13496-story.html

This turkey hunter claimed to have been attacked as well, suffering a leg wound and arm wound, claiming the cat jumped him from behind, but he waited 3 weeks before telling anybody, his wounds largely healed, such that there was no evidence of his claims.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/envir...was-attacked-by-florida-panther/2174401/


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Good info. Like I said when I’m Turkey hunting is the only time I think about it. Actually, I don’t think there has ever been an attack on a human here. I live in a town of 30,000. We have had two incidents here. One cat was near a school and the police had to shoot it. The other one escaped. We have a season here for them but until they attack a human, I choose to leave them be.

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Originally Posted by rickt300
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I’m on the cat’s side and hope he gets away. They’re just too purdy!



I find this comment lunacy. I also know mountain lions are far more common than most think.


lions gotta eat. hunters need to be prepared, they are going into the lions turf

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Originally Posted by decook
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Used to be a rarity here in Nebraska. Pretty common any more. I believe one had to be euthanized in Omaha last week. I’m not that familiar with Texas geography. Wouldn’t stumbling across illegals or a meth lab also be a possibility. Then later preyed upon by wildlife?

Probably not. I'm sure the coroner can determining cause of death.


Lion kills are very distinctive. Almost always a bite to the base of the skull or trachea. They then feed and drag the carcass into the brush and cover it. Found one lion killed deer on our lease out in Stephens county. Was pretty evident what did it. The tracks were also a dead give away. Much larger than bobcats.


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It's a damn shame all the experts always say that wild animals
don't attack humans and larger animals like deer and livestock.
They need to get out and sit out in the rain and heat and cold
and endure the bugs and such, and stop depending on cameras
and helicopter surveys and textbooks for their information.
If they'd read some of the old historical accounts and eyewitness
accounts from the early days of Texas, they'd find that felines
big and small would regularly attack humans and all manners
of livestock and game animals and farm animals such as mules.
One I can think of offhand is an account of a woman and her
children alone in their cabin while the husband was off checking
on their livestock in the days when your livestock ran loose and
grazed wherever they found food. That night a lion jumped on the
cabin roof and was clawing the roof apart trying to get inside
at the woman and her kids. They built a big fire and the lion
lost interest and ran away. This was in the day when a roof was
built of split boards, not flimsy thin shingles like we have now.

So yeah, wild animals will kill you and eat you
if they're hungry enough.
They didn't have bounties on all those animals
all those years ago for no reason.

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Originally Posted by maximum
It's a damn shame all the experts always say that wild animals
don't attack humans and larger animals like deer and livestock.


Never have I heard an expert say this. It has always been the exact opposite.


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Seen em on television, read articles and newspaper stories
where they nearly always say- cats just eat mice and rats
and rabbits, and bears just dig around and eat worms and
grubs and berries


Oh well

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Again, never seen it. If you find a clip with an expert saying such, you should post it here. Should be good for a laugh.


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TPWD put out a release a few hours ago stating that they found no evidence of a Mountain Lion being involved in this death and that the USDA trapper that was brought in agrees. The medical examiner said in a preliminary report, something about a "wild animal, possibly a mountain lion" and Hood County SO just ran with the lion part.

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We lost a calf the night before last. She had definitely been bitten in several places, but not a lot of blood. My first thought was coyotes, but this was a 450# calf and she was still intact and not eviscerated. One bite was on her snout, one on the cheek, and one on the neck, plus scratched/tears on her chest. So already on edge, and then read the article above. Not sure by any means it was a cat that got the calf, but i am sure i won’t be anywhere on my place without my sidearm close.

I’ll try to post photos and also put a trail cam up over carcass to see what comes in...


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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
I’m on the cat’s side and hope he gets away. They’re just too purdy!


That's just stupid.

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Originally Posted by Dalroo
We lost a calf the night before last. She had definitely been bitten in several places, but not a lot of blood. My first thought was coyotes, but this was a 450# calf and she was still intact and not eviscerated. One bite was on her snout, one on the cheek, and one on the neck, plus scratched/tears on her chest. So already on edge, and then read the article above. Not sure by any means it was a cat that got the calf, but i am sure i won’t be anywhere on my place without my sidearm close.

I’ll try to post photos and also put a trail cam up over carcass to see what comes in...



I've seen lions kill big deer like that.

Bites on the nose and face, and deep lacerations to the underside of the animal because the lion was kicking/scratching with it's hind legs.

Not much else leaves a pattern like that.

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