GUN Possible charges for man who shot mountain lion attacking a puppy

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Man shoots mountain lion after it attacks puppy
    written by: Jeffrey Wolf , Web Producer

    created: 10/8/2007 8:17:35 PM

    BOULDER – The Division of Wildlife may file charges against a man who shot and killed a mountain lion that was attacking his puppy.

    It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Monday outside a home on Flagstaff Road, near the intersection of Lakeshore Drive in west Boulder.

    The man's identity has not been released, but the DOW says he was visiting Colorado from out of state.

    The DOW says the mountain lion attacked one of three dogs that were chained up outside the home.

    After yelling unsuccessfully for the animal to drop the puppy, the man got a shotgun to scare the cougar. He then shot the mountain lion after it moved toward him.

    The DOW is investigating if the man was in his legal rights when he shot the animal. There are laws that protect the safety of people and their livestock from mountain lions, but the DOW says this situation is in a grey area because it was a dog.

    The puppy is expected to survive after suffering injuries to its belly and neck.
     
  2. Hedger

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    I would have done exactly as he did.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

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    :werd: with one small exception I would of kept my mouth shut about shooting the mountain lion.
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    I would have done the same. You threaten my dog, and I'll protect him as much as if I had a child.
     
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    :werd: I actually beat the shit out of my neighbor for kicking my dog a few years back :o
     
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    That article says he turned on the lion when it approached HIM. He shot in self defense. </case>
     
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    I've got receipts for at least $10k I've spent on my dog, so I'd just tell the fuckers I was protecting my property.
     
  9. jasoneric

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    the DOW are being real asshats here. im not exactly sure why. but this is out of hand.
     
  10. JaimeZX

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    "I went outside because lion was attacking my dog. Lion moved towards me and growled. I felt threatened and fired." /statement
     
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    Wait, was it a pitbull puppy? If so, then the charges should stand!

    :mamoru:
     
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    Boulder is full of fucking hippies.
     
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    I'd do the same thing. How the hell did he get caught?
     
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    we'll it's kind of obvious come monday-morning when the garbage men come and there's a lions paw sticking out your trashcan :o
     
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    :werd:, He was not out of line protecting a family pet.
     
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    Can you protect a pet with deadly force?? I was thinking about this the other day, if someone were torturing your pet could you legally shoot them??
     
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    I would. No question.
     

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