Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

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Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby redsonic » Sun May 20, 2018 1:35 pm

Two mountain bikers attacked, with one killed:

ABC News

I gather cougars are attracted to fast moving objects. At least that's one hazard we Aussies don't have to worry about.

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby Cyclophiliac » Sun May 20, 2018 5:18 pm

redsonic wrote:Two mountain bikers attacked, with one killed:

ABC News

I gather cougars are attracted to fast moving objects. At least that's one hazard we Aussies don't have to worry about.

Well no, not cougars, but...
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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby redsonic » Sun May 20, 2018 7:03 pm

Yes, I thought of that incident when I posted. At least a roo is never going to come back for a deliberate go at you.

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby uart » Sun May 20, 2018 7:06 pm

You can tell that it wasn't in Australia, because the story doesn't read "The rider who was eaten by the cougar was wearing a helmet".

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby Duck! » Sun May 20, 2018 7:35 pm

Nor does it make the assertion that a helmet would have saved their life....
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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby fat and old » Mon May 21, 2018 9:28 am

"The cougar was euthanized"

That Christ. I wouldn't have slept without knowing we got payback.

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby g-boaf » Mon May 21, 2018 10:19 am

uart wrote:You can tell that it wasn't in Australia, because the story doesn't read "The rider who was eaten by the cougar was wearing a helmet".


An Australian story online this morning didn't try to make that assertion either.

Nothing really deterred the animal, they did everything right seemingly but the animal came back after them.

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby redsonic » Mon May 21, 2018 10:33 am

Reading a more detailed article in the Washington Post, it appears that a helmet may have helped 8)
The surviving rider was grabbed by the head when the cougar attacked him.

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby uart » Mon May 21, 2018 10:54 am

g-boaf wrote:
uart wrote:You can tell that it wasn't in Australia, because the story doesn't read "The rider who was eaten by the cougar was wearing a helmet".


An Australian story online this morning didn't try to make that assertion either.

Sorry, that was just a sick joke. It seems in Australia that if they don't report that the cyclist was wearing a helmet, then the general public will think the incident to be the cyclists fault NO MATTER WHAT the circumstances. That's all I was saying. :)

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby uart » Mon May 21, 2018 10:58 am

Attacks on humans (by cougar) in North America are not particularly common, as they don't normally recognize adult humans as prey. Fast moving objects however, can trigger their prey instinct, so runners and cyclists are actually more at risk than hikers.

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby Trevtassie » Mon May 21, 2018 1:29 pm

We were reasonably paranoid in the back country in the US and Canada, Deb always got peed off if I left her behind, "Cougar Bait" was the cry that went up. But we also blew our air horns a lot so we didn't surprise any bears in the bushes on the side of the road...

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby PA » Mon May 21, 2018 3:33 pm

Here I was thinking this thread was going to be about some hot middle aged woman who killed her cyclist lover.
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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby bychosis » Mon May 21, 2018 4:08 pm

PA wrote:Here I was thinking this thread was going to be about some hot middle aged woman who killed her cyclist lover.

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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby westab » Mon May 21, 2018 4:47 pm

bychosis wrote:
PA wrote:Here I was thinking this thread was going to be about some hot middle aged woman who killed her cyclist lover.

When n+1>s.


Me too - I was thinking another gun crime as well.
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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby Mububban » Mon May 21, 2018 9:53 pm

Only the second fatal cougar attack in that state in 100 years apparently :(
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Re: Cougar kills a cyclist and injures another in Washington State

Postby Ross » Tue May 22, 2018 7:28 pm

PA wrote:Here I was thinking this thread was going to be about some hot middle aged woman who killed her cyclist lover.



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