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Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:10 PM

Arizona Officials Kill 3 Mountain Lions Who Ate Human Remains Near Popular Hiking Trail

Officials in Arizona killed three mountain lions who ate human remains close to a popular hiking trail.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department discovered the human remains Tuesday during an investigation at Pima Canyon Trail near Tucson and closed the trail, the department said. The Arizona Game & Fish Department said in a statement Wednesday the lions were killed overnight.

The mountain lions are not suspected of killing the victim, Game & Fish officials said. Authorities are trying to determine what happened on the trail, the sheriff’s department said.

“Mountain lions are not routinely scavengers. A mountain lion eating human remains is abnormal behavior. Those that do are more likely to attack a human being in the future,” Game & Fish Department Regional Supervisor Raul Vega said in a statement provided to CNN affiliate KGUN.

Vega added: “In addition, they did so 50 yards from a popular hiking trail and within sight of homes, and repeatedly showed no fear of responding officers.”

https://ktla.com/2020/01/01/arizona-officials-kill-3-mountain-lions-who-ate-human-remains-near-popular-hiking-trail/

So the body was on or near a hiking trail, the trail is located near some homes, and the G&F surmised that the cats would attack humans.............................and they found human remains in the shit.................

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Reply Arizona Officials Kill 3 Mountain Lions Who Ate Human Remains Near Popular Hiking Trail (Original post)
turbinetree Jan 3 OP
LonePirate Jan 3 #1
42bambi Jan 3 #2
Beringia Jan 3 #3
Phoenix61 Jan 3 #4
Beringia Jan 3 #9
Name removed Jan 3 #5
onethatcares Jan 3 #6
brooklynite Jan 3 #7
Crunchy Frog Jan 3 #8
Beringia Jan 3 #10
redqueen Jan 3 #11

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:16 PM

1. I am really conflicted about this.

Humans are encroaching upon if not stealing their natural habitat while climate change (and the aforementioned encroachment) is likely decreasing their food supply. I also understand wanting to protect human life in the future. Would have tranquilizing them and relocating the cats to an unpopulated area also have solved the problem?

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. Gee, that sounds so, oh what's the word, sensible. Simply relocate the cats.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:33 PM

3. I wonder why they weren't afraid of the officers


or why they were scavengers. Maybe they were immature lions or starving?

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Response to Beringia (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:36 PM

4. I'm going to go with some dumb ass human s

thought it was cool to feed them and one of their last meals was the dumb ass human.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 02:21 PM

9. The article says the lions are not suspected of killing the man

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:44 PM

6. reminds me of that Farside Cartoon

showing three mountain lions sitting around talking about their dinner.


No teeth, no claws,, no fur.........Mmmmmmm

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:47 PM

7. My cat shows no fear when I remove his food dish...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 01:52 PM

8. Poor lions.

I'm to the point where my biggest sympathies almost always go to the animals, whatever the situation. This includes the Australian wildfires.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 02:24 PM

10. I have to agree


I was reading someone's post on facebook who lives in Missouri, and also has a home in Montana and they were flooded in June 2019. He didn't say a word about about the poor animals that must have drowned and that was the first thing I thought of. The guy is also a wildlife filmmaker.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 02:24 PM

11. Been that way for decades. nt

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