Jul 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm #1291831
Daryl and DarylParticipant
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
I've been thinking about how I could defend myself if I come face to face with a vicious puma. I've been testing things on my cat Squiggles because I think there might be some behaviours that are common to all cats. Here's my latest idea, based upon the way Squiggles will chase an ostrich feather.
Let's say the vicious puma and I are about 10 feet apart. I cast a weighted ostrich feather as far as I can away from me using my carbon fiber fishing/tent pole which has already been baited with the feather, and an appropriate weight, and quick release buckled to my waist belt. Vicous puma chases feather while I sneak off in the opposite direction.
This is just the first draft of my idea so I am open to ideas from others as to how this idea might be improved.Jul 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm #1893539
I keep it simple by running faster than my wife.Jul 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm #1893540
What about a slingshot and some catnip sachets? Deter attacks from a greater distance perhaps?
Honeymoon's over huh Travis?Jul 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm #1893541
Give 'em a scratch behind the ears.. they like that.Jul 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm #1893544
(We just did a 30+ mile lollipop over two nights in the Porcupine Mountains. She's a trooper alright!)
Matt….are you talking about wives or Pumas?Jul 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm #1893545
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Laser pointer would work
Exercise it until it gets tired, then run away
Just make sure you have fresh batteriesJul 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm #1893548
They attack from the rear. You just need to wear a mask on the back of your head. Suppose to work with tigers also. Maybe a Nixon one would scare them off.Jul 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm #1893549
This post reminds me of a funny thing that happens up here in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Every year soemone sees a lion out on a local trail.
The rangers come out and place warning signs.
The hikers stand and have their picture taken in front of the warning signs depicting a crouching lion.
A week goes by and the signs come down.
As if the lion has gone away.. like there could only be one lion out there.
Thats it! It's the SAME lion!
Now I understand.
Even more hilarious is a few years back when the local kindergarten teacher ran into a lion in her car on the way to class. Neither she or the lion were injured and both went their seperate ways.. at high speed!
There is just something funny about the incident.
PS. I love the name "Squiggles" for a cat!
A NIXON mask! Hilarious Ken!Jul 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm #1893566
" local kindergarten teacher ran into a lion in her car on the way to class. Neither she or the lion were injured and both went their seperate ways.. at high speed! "
She could have stopped to let it out. At least slowed down.
Was it a feather ruse avoiding class?Jul 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm #1894047
@socal-nomadLocale: North San Diego county
If attacked put your thumb in it eye and pop out it eye ball it will run away never to attack anyone ever again.
TerryJul 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm #1895828
@thefatboyLocale: St. Louis
Consider packing a black softshell. Simply lay it on the ground and step back. If it's anything like my housecats, it will almost certainly curl up on the black jacket and molt, giving you enough time to escape.
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