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As a paying member you can be your own mod and just skip the threads that you don't want to read; I certainly do that myself. To request that a thread be moderated just because it makes you uncomfortable isn't really a long term solution. At least here things get discussed . Uncomfortable at times, but healthier in the long run.
I hear you Kat.
"A former college wrestler fended off a cougar attack on a popular hiking trail in Olympic National Park by locking his legs around the animal and squeezing its throat with his hands. Phil Anderson survived the attack Friday afternoon even though he could not choke the young, 80-pound cougar into unconsciousness. "I couldn't quite get my hands around his neck to shut off his esophagus. I could see in his eyes he was going in and out. He was right on the verge of passing out, but his neck was way too muscular,"http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19960527&slug=2331443I wonder if he was from WSU? Go cougs!
David,Thank you for the link to the article. A young cat half the weight of the muscular human wrestler, and still put up a strong attack and damage. Most would not have a chance against a mature adult cat in full weight and experienced hunting skills.
Turns out the assailant is a low down no good Husky and Butch has filed a restraining order.Oh yeah.... GO COUGS!
Edited by firstname.lastname@example.org on 06/12/2013 00:16:12 MDT.
Daniel:Thanks for the video, it brought some needed levity to this thread. After the crass, indefensible remark comparing Gandhi to a mule, the video and Ian's WSU Cougar photo at least made me smile.Dirk
Thankfully, here in Australia we don't need to carry an assault rifle ( either in the city or out in the bush). My biggest worry is ticks, stinging nettles, and the Dropbears!.
> biggest worry is ticks, stinging nettles, and the Dropbears!.Also leeches, Bunyips, Drongobirds, and members of the Shooters Party.Cheers
Edited by RogerDodger on 05/08/2014 00:56:11 MDT.
I'll admit to googling: bunyips, dropbears (which sound terrifying!), drongobirds, and Shooters Party.None of the above were included in my only reference to Australia, Brysons "In a Sunburned Country"
Here's one perspective on the Australia gun control issue. http://theconversation.edu.au/faking-waves-how-the-nra-and-pro-gun-americans-abuse-australian-crime-stats-11678
Edited by RogerDodger on 05/08/2014 00:56:52 MDT.
I was always told the most dangerous things in the Australian bush were the snakes. Supposedly some of the most venomous snake species in the world call Oz home.Some suspect their introduction was a sneaky Kiwi terrorist attack.Either way, that should teach you Cobbers not to irritate the Wicked Witch of the West.
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