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Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by WILLIAM.M, Mar 1, 2019.
It was already attacking humans as a 'kitten.' Imagine how dangerous it would have been as a full-grown adult.
I fully understand your desire to go armed (heavily, that is!) wherever those creatures are living. Not that he was hunting, cooking or messing with anything that might have atracted the animal's attention... he was just passing by!
I am soooooo glad we don't have those cats arround here. A few wolves here and there but that's it. Foxes are not big deal, they usually stay away or are so tamed that just get by to see if you give them some free lunch.
Did anyone else get the impression that some in the press are tying to make the guy who was attacked look like the bad guy?
The liberal press often does just that
In the animal kingdom, predators choose what and when to attack. Humans are no different. Most choose the weak or small to help ensure success. Looking at this guy’s pictures after the attack..., I don’t give a damn what the liberal press says. This guy was surviving. DILLY DILLY!!!
The only thing that bothered me about this story is that, before all the details started coming out, some MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pundits were bragging that the guy had proven that Jiu-Jitsu had shown itself to be a viable method of defending oneself from/dispatching a mountain lion while on the trail. That was when the only detail given in the news was that he had 'choked it to death', and they jumped on the word 'choked', believing (or wanting to believe) that it meant using a rear naked choke or the like. In reality, I highly doubt the guy has any Jiu-Jitsu/MMA training at all; more likely simply a very strong survival instinct.
It pays to wait until all the details of a story come out before attempting to use an incident for confirmation bias. The Jiu-Jitsu/MMA pundits seemed to go quiet on the subject once the details came out.
Overall, still a dangerous animal, and further proof that for the cats, if you survive the first ambush, attacking back puts you as more likely to survive than not. In the same position, I'd be ensuring I'd ended the threat if possible, as I'd be concerned that if I simply escaped, the cat would try again.
Yep, I once learned Jiu Jitsu in order to protect myself against wildlife. The trouble is, in Australia the wildlife are all better at it than me
Imagine the press reaction had he stabbed it with a Perrin bowie or street beat. Or shot it.