Dog saved from mountain lion by owners armed with flashlights and handgun with help of dog's lighted collar.

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Fun looking dog, and I just love how they bounce back, which is what has always made me wish I was a dog!
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Thanks for bringing this up. A neighbor friend lost her dog from a mountain lion attack and my dog was attacked the next night, over 10 years ago.

These events are rare but real. So glad for Furgus and grateful for his family's bravery.

Not a good idea to go out alone in lion country.
 

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Generally no, but if your dog is taken, people will go after the lion, I would, I'd definitely arm myself, with anything, even pitchfork, but i would go too. adrenalin would remove all fear and doubts.
 

raggie33

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i prefere dogs that a mountain likn wont risk attacking.. its crazy how even some small dogs can scare wild life
 

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what are those dogs? I can not think of 1 that could take on a cougar and survive, Even alabai and kangal have no chance against a cougar
 

raggie33

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i mean a dog a lion just risk attacking. maybe i watched to many movies lol
 

alpg88

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To fight a cougar you need at least another cougar. or a bear.
 

raggie33

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i always wanted a bear but i grew up watching grizzly adams lol
 

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Me too, always wanted an exotic pet,. maybe when i retire and move out the city, i'll get one, probably not a bear, or a cougar, but at least a caracal.
 

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I too loved watching Griz adams. I forget the story but there was a real griz adams the show was about. Apparently he was killed by a bear in the end.
I saw a video of a bigger coyote and a i think bobcat maybe smaller cougar and they started fighting and in seconds the coyote was wrapped up and diner. I felt bad for the dog really.
The OP's story was a good one. Long read well worth it. Thanks.
 

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there was a modern movie with grizzly adams i guess it was cgi i guess it had to be since he is dead but i turned it off it was to odd
 

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there are people who have bears, cougars, panthers. hyenas,..... especially in middle east and africa. cheetahs are like dogs of rich people in Dubai. they are actually quite tameable, and not aggressive,
Mike tyson had a pet tiger once.
 

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To fight a cougar you need at least another cougar. or a bear.
 

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Me too, always wanted an exotic pet,. maybe when i retire and move out the city, i'll get one, probably not a bear, or a cougar, but at least a caracal.
Yeah, best to wait until you leave the city. Those big city cougars can mess you up.
 

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