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I think you screwed up totally! You should have went back and ran over the cat again and then found a couple live ones to run over or shoot a few times.

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Be thankful that it wasn't the cat that was hit by a truck near Vinita OK the other day. That cat was a full grown very big Mountain Lion.

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Be thankful that it wasn't the cat that was hit by a truck near Vinita OK the other day. That cat was a full grown very big Mountain Lion.

Yeah, the Okies got in on the action, but California is the real danger zone for Cougars. Earlier this year, one was hit in San Francisco, but Orange County has a history.
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Got to share my favorite TRUE story, concerning a mountain lion, with everyone!
Years ago, when I lived up in Denver, Colorado, I had a friend who was a state trooper, assigned to the mountainous area near Vail, Colorado. One day, he received a radio message that someone had hit a mountain lion while travelling down a major highway. The Colorado Highway Department official requested, since it would take at least two hours to get truck up there to remove the animal's body from the highly travelled road, that the trooper drive over and move the critter off the thoroughfare to prevent someone from hitting the remains. So, off my friend went, and upon arrival at the scene, he grabbed the tail and drug the body to the side of the road. He then went back to his vehicle and radioed the Colorado D.O.T. to let them know that the situation was under control. As he performed a final perimeter check before leaving, my friend went over to view the mountain lion's body.


The body was gone------dear old cougar had only been knocked unconscious by the vehicle hit--- he has regained his senses and had taken off for higher ground! My friend told me that he immediately experienced total recall of the few seconds when he was dragging the mountain lion, BY THE TAIL, to the side of the road! He told me that it took several minutes before he regained use of his shaky arms and legs to a degree wherein he could go on to his next assignment!

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Got to share my favorite TRUE story, concerning a mountain lion, with everyone!
Years ago, when I lived up in Denver, Colorado, I had a friend who was a state trooper, assigned to the mountainous area near Vail, Colorado. One day, he received a radio message that someone had hit a mountain lion while travelling down a major highway. The Colorado Highway Department official requested, since it would take at least two hours to get truck up there to remove the animal's body from the highly travelled road, that the trooper drive over and move the critter off the thoroughfare to prevent someone from hitting the remains. So, off my friend went, and upon arrival at the scene, he grabbed the tail and drug the body to the side of the road. He then went back to his vehicle and radioed the Colorado D.O.T. to let them know that the situation was under control. As he performed a final perimeter check before leaving, my friend went over to view the mountain lion's body.


The body was gone------dear old cougar had only been knocked unconscious by the vehicle hit--- he has regained his senses and had taken off for higher ground! My friend told me that he immediately experienced total recall of the few seconds when he was dragging the mountain lion, BY THE TAIL, to the side of the road! He told me that it took several minutes before he regained use of his shaky arms and legs to a degree wherein he could go on to his next assignment!


Yeah thinking about how horribly wrong that could of gone would keep you up for a few nights!
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...gotta do what you gotta do. The right thing, in my opinion, would be to preserve self.
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