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    Default Hiker Shoots mountain lion

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/QUtAmrbhxJ8



    thoughts? would anyone do anything differently here?

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    without a doubt i would have shot it as well.
    i dont have any experience with mountain lions, but my instinct would tell me that if i did some how scare it away it would not have run away but retreated and come back to stalk while i would be trying to get out of that trail or forest. secondly that mountain lion looks MASSIVE not sure if its just the video or not but jesus chirst i would need a new pair of clothes. 100% would have prob peed myself lol. THIRDLY taking out my phone? PROBOBLY NOT LOL

    share your thoughts! what would you do ?

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    If he had the presence of mind to film the incident and not shoot right away I do not believe he was panicked or even afraid for his life. I think I would have fired off at least one shot to try and scare the animal away. It actually looks like a smaller juvenile animal and is not looking aggresive to me but more curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    If he had the presence of mind to film the incident and not shoot right away I do not believe he was panicked or even afraid for his life. I think I would have fired off at least one shot to try and scare the animal away. It actually looks like a smaller juvenile animal and is not looking aggresive to me but more curious.
    fair enough, to be fair we dont know where he spotted it from and when he pulled out his phone at the same time. looking at it again it does look a little smaller but that head looks massive LOL

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    heres another one

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/c4TO2E-vYX8

    idk if he ment to shoot that close on the second shot but looks like he gave him a little bit of a haircut there LOL

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    Looks like "Curiosity killed the cat". I didn't see any aggessive attitude there. No snarl, ears aren't layed back, wasn't stalking its prey. I'm thinking a little more aggressive stance on the part of the guy and that cat would of bolted away. Me would of popped a couple shots at the ground infront then if still approaching empty the clip.
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    One of my kids watched a Mountain Lion stalk and kill a fawn in Jasper when they were on a camping trip. They said the speed of the kill was simply astounding. A park ranger told them that Mountain Lions attack in two ways,either,by stalking and killing their prey from behind or waiting in a tree and dropping down on their target. Either way,the prey doesn't know what hit them. If it was me,I would have shot the lion,too,only quicker. Once a lion jumps pounces,you wouldn't have time to get a shot off. It's always better to deal with repercussions,later.
    Society needs to stop bending to the will of the delusional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    One of my kids watched a Mountain Lion stalk and kill a fawn in Jasper when they were on a camping trip. They said the speed of the kill was simply astounding. A park ranger told them that Mountain Lions attack in two ways,either,by stalking and killing their prey from behind or waiting in a tree and dropping down on their target. Either way,the prey doesn't know what hit them. If it was me,I would have shot the lion,too,only quicker. Once a lion jumps pounces,you wouldn't have time to get a shot off. It's always better to deal with repercussions,later.
    LOL if a man cant get a shot off holding a semi auto glock in his hands maybe he should not have one in his hands.

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