Cougar Attacks In Pacific Northwest

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

Via WoG, a cougar attack.

Authorities say a dead hiker whose body was recovered this week was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest this year. Search and rescue teams found the body of Diana Bober, 55, on Monday off a trail in the Mount Hood National Forest in Welches, about 40 miles southeast of Portland. Her body was several miles from where searchers found her car last week near a ranger station. Bober, an avid hiker who often trekked in the Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge area, was last heard from by family and friends on Aug. 29, the AP reports. She was reported missing on Friday and it’s still unclear when she started her hike, said Sgt. Brian Jensen of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Her body had injuries consistent with a cougar attack and a medical examiner ruled out the possibility that she was mauled after she died of another cause, Jensen said.

The article title is amusing: “Unprecedented Event.”  David has something to say about that.

I’m reminded of another cougar attack on bikers in Washington.

A former Topekan was attacked and killed by a cougar Saturday in North Bend, Wash., while biking on a remote, dirt road.

SJ Brooks, who was known in Topeka as Sonja Brooks while attending Topeka High School, according to a yearbook, was with a friend when the attack occurred.

Brooks, who identified with the pronoun they, encountered a cougar, which began stalking the bikers during the ride. The cougar first attacked Brooks’ friend, Issac Sederbaum, after an attempt to scare off the cougar by swinging his bike at it. The cougar latched onto Sederbaum’s head and Brooks took off into the woods, according to The Associated Press.

The cougar then ran after Brooks and attacked them. Brooks was severely mauled and suffered wounds to the legs, head, face and neck, The Seattle Times reported.

I like this thing of identifying any way you want.  I’ve never really liked my name.  So I’d like my readers to know that henceforth, I identify as “Brutus Maximus, The Destroyer.”


Comments

  1. On September 17, 2018 at 12:30 am, ROFuher said:

    May we use the acronym BMTD to save the typing time?

  2. On September 17, 2018 at 9:35 am, Ned said:

    I like your post, Brutus Maximus, The Destroyer.

    Signed, His Royal Highness, Ned.

  3. On September 17, 2018 at 9:36 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @RO,

    It doesn’t sound anywhere nearly as cool as Brutus Maximus, The Destroyer. But for the sake of my wonderful readers, I’ll suffer the indignity.

  4. On September 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm, Darth Normal said:

    “Brutus Maximus, The Destroyer”…
    I like the concept, and have toyed with this idea myself. I’m leaning toward the idea of not only pointing out the absurdity of their “preferred pronoun”/”I identify as…” nonsense (as yours does), but also simultaneously spinning up their gyros until they reach apoplexy. (“Triggered”, as they would say.)

    One subtle way to do this might be to state my preferred pronoun as “normal”. Used in the manner they *claim* is everyone’s “right”, every utterance clearly implies that their made-up gender pronouns are ABnormal. Of course, they may (will) immediately reveal their double standard and declare my simple, descriptive “pronoun” as off limits, as only *they* and their kind are allowed this privilege. Unfortunately, this kind of cognitive dissonance doesn’t seem to make them self-destruct, as the AI robots would do when Spock and Kirk famously tricked them with logic traps.

    Taking a page from Emperor Palpatine, I could have more fun with the preferred pronoun “my master”. Similar appellations–such as simply “master” or “sir”–will also guarantee a spittle-spewing response.

    And let’s not even talk about the fun one could have with this one: “*Sigh* My gender is formless, and I have taken the Latin word for an amorphous lump as my preferred pronoun. Henceforth, you shall refer to me as ‘massa’.”

  5. On September 17, 2018 at 1:36 pm, Jim said:

    Please give him his full title:
    Brutus Maximus, The Destroyer of the Liberal Myths, Breaker of the Progressive Chain of Enslavement

    Thx for the laugh in an otherwise sad story. And at first glance – I thought this was about an older lady of ill repute preying on young men.

  6. On September 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm, Gryphon said:

    Another Darwin Award to some Fool who Failed to be the Apex Predator in the Woods…

    And Darth Normal’s Idea of ‘identifying’ as “Normal” is a Brilliant Way to make the mentally ill among us just Lose It.

  7. On September 18, 2018 at 6:40 pm, Donk said:

    Mark 5:9 “What is your name?” Jesus asked him. “My name is Legion,” he answered Him, “because we are many.”

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