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This is a discussion on Here is a new one. within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; talked to my wife about an hour ago...she was walking our dog (9 pound yorkie...hint...thats snack size) and encountered a large bobcat crouched and watching ...

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    talked to my wife about an hour ago...she was walking our dog (9 pound yorkie...hint...thats snack size) and encountered a large bobcat crouched and watching the dog from around the corner of a neighbors house...she armed rthe pepper spray and wlked calmly back to our house and inside..the bobcat moved to our vehicles in the driveway and observed from under one...

    damn!..the dog must have looked like a nice little snack...lots of rabbits in our neighborhood..whenever the bob shows up the rabbit population seems to decline...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMare View Post
    Such a tough question but unless you had time to restrict all human presence, & fast, in the area (like getting everyone inside or in vehicles and then closing off area), it's likely you'd have to shoot. If you lost track of it and it disappeared, the chances are too high it would harm someone or someone's pet (which might get the owner involved.)

    I would hate to see it shot, but chances are it's sick or starved...alot of young cougars feed on pets and come into higher population areas because they have been squeezed out of a territory, their habitat shrinking...and they end up interacting with humans.

    I've been face to face with a cougar at about 30 ft. It was an amazing experience and he was beautiful and non-threatening.
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    I think these "what if" scenarios are getting out of hand. Too many of them describe outlandish situations that are unlikely to happen. You don't know how you will respond.

    Let the flames begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guardmt View Post
    Are you an environmentalist that so happens to like guns? (JK)
    I have a degree in resource management and was a park ranger for many yrs....including the wilds of Central Park in Manhattan

    I also lived with a zookeeper for more than a decade.

    And yeah, I am an environmentalist.

    The enviromental movement received a great deal of support and political influence in the early 1900's from hunters, esp. duck hunters...and Teddy Roosevelt.
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    I would make sure she wasn't my best friends mom and if she wasn't invite her for a drink.

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    Quote:
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    mk, for discussions sake, lets say the window of your truck was broken out two nights ago by vandals, or it is a manuel window that is hard to crank up quickly, now what do you do since the cat has a way into your vehicle



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    I'm not sure the simple presence of a cat would rise to the level of using my pistol to defend myself. If you are a one trick pony and that is your first or only course of action, I'd strongly recommend you put more tools in your box your leave firearms alone.
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    im just wondering at what point, without me getting out of the vehicle, could i be lawfully covered to shoot, in addition, could dispatch ask me to shoot the cat? obviously i think i can outdrive a running cougar, but still..............what if shes in a corvette or a porsche
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    Obviously for a second you have the "HOLY CRAP, A COUGAR!!!!" reaction. The cougar starts coming down the street towards you, slowly stalking down the street...
    Personally I'd ask her for a drink, not sure about ya'll.

    edit: ok so now i see another smarty pants comment but this was honestly my first reaction

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    Why are you in fear for your life? Didn’t you say you were in a vehicle of some type? I’d call the police and let them deal with it unless it was attacking a pedestrian.
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