Self defense against a cougar

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  1. Monkey Turned Wolf

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    Not strictly martial arts related, since it doesn't mention if he's a martial artist. But it goes to show you should always be aware of your surroundings-you can be attacked anywhere.

    US runner suffocates cougar after attack
     
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    This is a good point of:

    1. what you can do when you fight with everything you got when life depends on it
    2. even without martial training how increased physical fitness improves the odds of survival in encounters
    3. how humans SUCK! - as often these sort of attacks are because the animal is malnourished due to humans destroying the habitat and ecosystem
     
  3. Tez3

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    I was just going for a people vs animals thing.

     
  5. Kung Fu Wang

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    When I hike, besides my hiking stick, I always carry my spear head with me. If I attach it on my hiking stick, I can fight against mountain lion if I have to. I bought it in Renaissance Festival for about $45. I have hiking stick with knife in it. But the quality is not good enough for serious combat.

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    To find enough meat resource in the woods is survival skill no 1. When a cougar attack you, to that cougar, you are it's meat. To you, that cougar is your meat.

    I had carried my .44 Magnum (with 50 rounds) and fishing pole and disappeared in the Montana mountain (from lake to lake) for 3 weeks. That 3 weeks was quite a challenge. Strongly suggest people to try at least once in their life time.
     
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    I've often thought about manufacturing some kind of Kevlar neck wrap. Most big cats attack from behind and kill by suffocation.

    I've also thought about carrying in state parks. Would it be better to have to answer for that, and be alive or the other alternative?
     
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  8. Monkey Turned Wolf

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    I think you're using a different definition of cougar than Tez. At least, I hope so...
     
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    I didn't know that cougar = women. :D
     
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    I wonder what PETA’s response will be? My bet: he shouldn’t have fought back and taken his deserved punishment for encroaching in the cougar’s territory; he’s a murderer.

    Just wait.
     
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    :)

    Please read my post carefully, killing women is murder.:)
     
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    I wouldn't go as far as saying it's murder but there is a point in that humans encroach on animal habitats and kill them. it's something we ought to be more careful about.
     
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    Every whacked out PITA statement has a tiny bit of a good point. They almost always start out rational for a minute, then just completely go off the deep end.
     
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    That's what I thought when I saw the title, Tez. "Why do I need to defend myself, again?"

    (This is the kind of comment that makes the Hobbit roll her eyes at me.)
     
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    Well, not if they're trying to smother you from behind.
     
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    They aren't typically going to let you see them before they attack - cougars are ambush hunters, mainly.
     
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    Wait...which cougars are you talking about here?
     
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    "monkey on the back?" I like how that monkey got into him. First problem was probably showing the monkey that he was afraid. If he wanted that money off the bike, he should have approached like a predator getting reading to eat. Act like he's trying to sneak up on the monkey vs acting like he's trying to stay away from it.

    PETA are extreme with their animal protection. Many should volunteer themselves as a food source or go live in the wild in order to get a better understanding that not all animals are helpless and if you put yourself in a bad position they will make sure you know that. They don't practice in balance, which should be more of the push. Balance with nature vs letting nature run uncontrolled or humans run uncontrolled.

    There's a difference between hunting and killing something that's attacking you. Man or beast.
     
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    Not really. She's probably like a cat. Leaves the lifeless body on the doorstep after she's done playing with her prey.123
     
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