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Mountain Lion Almost Takes-Out Pack Of Dogs

Below is an intense video that shows a mountain lion and how he almost takes-out a whole pack of dogs. The average male mountain lion isn’t all that large, males can weigh up to 220 pounds, but that is 220 pounds of pure muscle and fury when cornered. As you will see in this video, a pack of dogs has one cornered and the big cat isn’t going to go down without taking as many dogs with him before that happens. Sadly, after a terrific fight, the pack overwhelms the mountain lion with shear numbers and with a couple of well placed shots, the cougar breathes his last.

I do not believe in sport/pelt hunting…if you aren’t going to eat the animal and if it isn’t attacking humans or livestock…then why bother it ? I suppose, that the older I get, the more conservative I become and believe in leaving well enough alone.
While I am a firm believer in hunting, the truth is, we are encroaching on the cougar’s environment and the number of attacks on humans is becoming more frequent. It’s one thing to kill an animal to feed your family and another to protect your life. Mountain lions can’t be accused of over-killing a deer population. Maybe I would’ve felt different if the cougar was in the man’s backyard and attacking his dogs, then there would have been justification for shooting the animal.

 “The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types. It is the second-heaviest cat in the New World, after the jaguar. Secretive and largely solitary by nature, the cougar is properly considered both nocturnal and crepuscular, although there are daytime sightings.”
H/T – Wikipedia
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