Do You Carry Enough Gun For Big Cats?

BY Herschel Smith
1 year ago

Via reader Fred Tippens, this.

What North American and South American territorial predator is a voracious hunter of livestock and deer, weighs up to 220 pounds and can reach short speed bursts exceeding 45 mph?

If your answer was the cougar or mountain lion, give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy a soft drink.  A pair of residents in the suburbs West of Milwaukee had the fortune of encountering a big cat through the magic of video, as a transient male was seen literally peering into the window of the home.

This is in an urban setting.


Comments

  1. On March 27, 2018 at 1:41 am, Dan said:

    Mountain lion are thin skinned…..any round that is adequate to stop an adult male human will work adequately on a mountain lion. The trick is
    getting rounds on target. They are blindingly fast.

  2. On March 27, 2018 at 7:27 am, Steve said:

    Seeing those big cat paw prints in the snow when the homeowner went out to get the morning paper would have been a little unnerving…

  3. On March 27, 2018 at 8:21 am, MamaLiberty said:

    Out here in the wilds of Wyoming, we don’t really worry much about mountain lions. They are usually quite shy, and are happy to prey on the deer and so forth. We have a verified resident lion in my area, and so far he has not bothered any livestock or pets – I’ve never even seen it, just scat and tracks once in a great while. It is well known that elderly lions CAN become dangerous, since they can’t keep up with the deer. And there are other wild animals that present a danger at times. You might be surprised at the damage a deer can do to a human being if the two get into a close encounter. Bears? Wolves? Yes, I’ve seen those.

    I never leave the house unarmed. I don’t anticipate running into a wild animal any more than I do an encounter with a two legged predator – but either one could happen without any warning at all.

  4. On March 27, 2018 at 6:21 pm, dad29 said:

    That cat first appeared in the Milwaukee area about 25 miles NW of the Brookfield video-cam sighting. At that first appearance–near a grade school–a construction worker took a phone-camera video. Wis. DNR insisted that it was a house-cat.

    Uh-huh.

    Then it showed up again about 40 miles NE of its first appearance, then in Brookfield, and now it’s being spotted (and verified) about 15 miles NNW of the Brookfield sighting.

    WI DNR finally has admitted that it is NOT a house-cat. Fortunately, there is plenty of game around the area–deer, raccoons, woodchucks–so he’s not likely to look for domesticated animals or people.

    So we hope, anyway.

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