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Posted: 12/18/2009 7:30:46 AM EDT
http://www.azfamily.com/community/blogs/arizona-pets/Man-strangles-and-kills-bobcat-during-attack-79449292.html

YAVAPAI COUNTY – A man north of the Valley says he wrestled a bobcat and has the pictures to prove it.

Yavapai County resident James Gruver says he was getting ready to head into town when he heard something growling underneath the trailer on his car.

Gruver says the minute he made eye contact with the bobcat, it pounced.

He explains, “That was when I realized I was in a serious situation.” Gruver says he was, “Holding him with all the strength I had. There was nobody there to help me and it was either me or the cat."

Gruver wound up suffocating and killing the bobcat. He still has several scratches on his arm but says he is just happy he survived.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:31:38 AM EDT
I bet it was a cougar or a possum
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:31:46 AM EDT
"Scratches" ?
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:32:49 AM EDT
hot damn.  Does this individual also happen to hail from a mountain top in Tennessee?
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:34:02 AM EDT
I've had many conversations over beers whether a man could take a bobcat. they're pretty small, but nasty claws and teeth. looks like I was right, a man can take a bobcat with his bare hands. anything bigger...cougar, I think you'd have to be pretty tough.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:34:52 AM EDT
he must have had a lot of adrenaline pumping
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:35:16 AM EDT
If he only had a whistle...
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:37:01 AM EDT
In before the bobcat apologists.  

I cannot believe he got away that eazy.  I would think your arms would look like you tangled with a runaway chainsaw.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:38:53 AM EDT
Yavapai county...he's just lucky the cat wasn't carrying a 1911!
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:39:47 AM EDT
Good strangle.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:40:36 AM EDT
peter capstick wrote a short biography of carl ackley.  ackley strangled a small leopard to death not once, but twice.  (two different leopards, two different occassions. )
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:43:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BWPerdue:
http://www.azfamily.com/community/blogs/arizona-pets/Man-strangles-and-kills-bobcat-during-attack-79449292.html

YAVAPAI COUNTY – A man north of the Valley says he wrestled a bobcat and has the pictures to prove it.

Yavapai County resident James Gruver says he was getting ready to head into town when he heard something growling underneath the trailer on his car.

Gruver says the minute he made eye contact with the bobcat, it pounced.

He explains, “That was when I realized I was in a serious situation.” Gruver says he was, “Holding him with all the strength I had. There was nobody there to help me and it was either me or the cat."

Gruver wound up suffocating and killing the bobcat. He still has several scratches on his arm but says he is just happy he survived.


I kind of doubt that a bobcat has a realistic chance at killing a healthy adult human.

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:44:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kyreb:
In before the bobcat apologists.  

I cannot believe he got away that eazy.  I would think your arms would look like you tangled with a runaway chainsaw.


Bobcats arent really that big,but yeah you would think he would have a bit more damage that ''scratches''.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:45:39 AM EDT
I'm surprised they didn't call it a pit bull.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:46:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 7:47:29 AM EDT by konger]
This guy disapproves of this thread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpqr-dQeKz4



Konger
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:48:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BWPerdue:
http://www.azfamily.com/community/blogs/arizona-pets/Man-strangles-and-kills-bobcat-during-attack-79449292.html

YAVAPAI COUNTY – A man north of the Valley says he wrestled a bobcat and has the pictures to prove it.

Yavapai County resident James Gruver says he was getting ready to head into town when he heard something growling underneath the trailer on his car.

Gruver says the minute he made eye contact with the bobcat, it pounced.

He explains, “That was when I realized I was in a serious situation.” Gruver says he was, “Holding him with all the strength I had. There was nobody there to help me and it was either me or the cat."

Gruver wound up suffocating and killing the bobcat. He still has several scratches on his arm but says he is just happy he survived.


 Chuck Norris, using a fake name.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:49:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TxTech0011:
If he only had a whistle...


or told the cat he has aids
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:51:53 AM EDT
Damn I thought I was a badass, Ive choked the chicken a time or two.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 7:52:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kyreb:
In before the bobcat apologists.  

I cannot believe he got away that eazy.  I would think your arms would look like you tangled with a runaway chainsaw.


You are assuming that he was wearing a T-shirt when the attack occurred.  He could have been wearing a jacket.

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:03:22 AM EDT
Confirmed Rabies.

Guy strangled and suffocated the Bobcat. Hands on cats throat and his knee on the cats diaphram looked like a young cat from the news. But none the less he still choked that fecker to death.

A while back in Tucson a golfer clubbed a bobcat (rabid) to death on the fairway after it used the golfers leg as a scratching post.

Also this year a cougar (rabid) grabbed up a little kid along the verde river until his uncle rescued him (shot it)
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:05:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By surveyor3:
"Scratches" ?


cats have claws...
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:08:11 AM EDT




It's the size of a big tabby.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:09:21 AM EDT
Those little fuckers are man as hell.  I would say this guy is pretty lucky he wasn't seriously injured.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:10:00 AM EDT
You do some crazy shit when the Kick A Poo Joy Juice takes a hold of ya.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:11:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:18:30 AM EDT
Take that wild kingdom!
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:22:32 AM EDT
Clearly a spotted panther.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:40:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metroplex:
http://media.azfamily.com/images/121609-bobcat6.jpg

It's the size of a big tabby.


Pretty much,if it were a mountain lion I would be impressed,but then again trying to strangle a 120lb cougar Is a very bad idea
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:45:14 AM EDT
A Duke 1.5 coilspring can take a bobcat. They're not that big here.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:47:14 AM EDT
I think hes a dush bag.

That little cat

he could have kicked it and it would have ran away, no need to kill it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:50:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mike12345:
I think hes a dush bag.

That little cat

he could have kicked it and it would have ran away, no need to kill it.


Not when they are rabid,they tend to get ultra agressive when they are sick.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:50:43 AM EDT


That would not be a fun fight...  good choke.

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:53:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 8:53:17 AM EDT by Bass-Ackwards]
Now here's a guy who knows how to handle pussy..
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:53:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 8:54:56 AM EDT



Originally Posted By mike12345:


I think hes a dush bag.



That little cat




he could have kicked it and it would have ran away, no need to kill it.


Its spelled douche, you douche.  



 
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:01:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 9:02:05 AM EDT by vbfg135]
"we are going to pet choke the pussy bobcat === crikey" crock hunter's voice
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:10:55 AM EDT




Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:



Originally Posted By mike12345:

I think hes a dush bag.



That little cat




he could have kicked it and it would have ran away, no need to kill it.




Only from Wisconsin. Or Berkley. Or San Francisco.




You guys make fun of me for living in Illinois––I'm telling you, outside of Shitcago it is very conservative here. Much moreso than Wis-CAHN-sin.


I think the guy is joking...



Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:13:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 9:15:02 AM EDT by delemorte]
same thing happened about a year ago.. Some old man was attached by a bob cat and he choked it to death.

Edit: Found it.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,284635,00.html
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:14:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2009 9:15:05 AM EDT by FMD]
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By mike12345:
I think hes a dush bag.

That little cat

he could have kicked it and it would have ran away, no need to kill it.


Only from Wisconsin.  Or Berkley.  Or San Francisco.  

You guys make fun of me for living in Illinois––I'm telling you, outside of Shitcago it is very conservative here.  Much moreso than Wis-CAHN-sin.  


I sincerely hope that mike12345's post was in jest, and that you, as a FIB flatlander missed the sarcasm.

ETA: Where you from again?

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:20:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:40:35 AM EDT
I wouldn't want to take on a bobcat. Don't care how small it is.  I have seen house cats f someone up real bad when they are pissed.  Then you figure several more pounds and inches plus being used to hunting and killing it own food.  I'm impressed.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:50:54 AM EDT
I choked a cougar once.....
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:52:09 AM EDT
LOL
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:55:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By HUMONGO:
I choked a cougar once.....


did the cougar have rabies

Link Posted: 12/18/2009 9:56:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By vbfg135:
Originally Posted By HUMONGO:
I choked a cougar once.....


did the cougar have rabies



She was probably foaming at the mouth...
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:02:34 AM EDT
Picture of bobcat in question.








Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:08:39 AM EDT
No man or beast could hold my Maine Coon when she's pissed, I've seen her egg on GSDs, she an outside cat w/coyotes floating around, I am no match for her.

Wild bobcat, no way a stinkie human could come out with a few scratches, maybe someones de-clawed pet looking for dinner.

I call
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:12:29 AM EDT







Originally Posted By denverjames:




I've had many conversations over beers whether a man could take a bobcat. they're pretty small, but nasty claws and teeth. looks like I was right, a man can take a bobcat with his bare hands. anything bigger...cougar, I think you'd have to be pretty tough.
It's likely you'd never hear or see the cougar before it
landed with it's jaws either crushing your neck or head.  They hunt by
stealth and the biggest males can get up to 175 lbs. and hit a target from a
standing leap 35 ft away with no sound.  Their paws are as big as a large man's fist and they can take a person's head off with one swipe.  They are automatic aggressive which is to say they will attack anything that moves and gets their attention whether they need to feed or not....much like a house cat goes after a string moving across the floor.  A lone mountain biker flying down a path can represent a *target* of opportunity to them....














My wife and I were both volunteer Florida wild
life sighting responders.  We investigate when people *think* the
neighbors cat they saw or the dog prints in their yard are Florida
panther/cougar/mountain lion (variations of the same species; depends on
geography), bob cats, bears, etc.  We've been to every state park in Florida and between the two of us we've only had actual confirmed sightings of cougars three times although we've seen tracks and scat many times, most in south Florida, (there are less than 120 in Florida today) once in Deland (cat was later found dead on road).  Bobcats are considerably more common here but they too are extremely stealthy and avoid humans or any area that smells like human.
As far as this guy being lucky to be alive like the news corrupter, I mean reporter said.....not.











Bobcats *rarely* attack humans especially adults.  The largest adult males might
get to 60 lbs, most never get beyond 50, and they are generally afraid of anything "taller" than
themselves.  Some of the larger Florida Ferrel cats can do similar damage.  I raised one from cradle to grave (Sammy 32 lbs of solid muscle).  He was the most loyal friend to the family and would defend his "territory" with unbelievable (insane) ferocity.  If I could figure out how to insert an image from my hard drive I'd include a pic....my web server is down since we just moved.












If I were that guy I'd be getting a
rabies shot though or he might end up "not so lucky to be alive".  Any scratches or punctures will no doubt become infected so there will be some antibiotics there too...








Bummer all the away around....
















 
 
 
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:16:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SINGLE_SHOT:
Picture of bobcat in question.








http://www.opossumsocietyus.org/opossumphotos/11.jpg


I bet it's just playing dead.  Bobcats do that, ya know.
Link Posted: 12/18/2009 10:21:37 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Cypher214:



Originally Posted By SINGLE_SHOT:

Picture of bobcat in question.
http://www.opossumsocietyus.org/opossumphotos/11.jpg




I bet it's just playing dead.  Bobcats do that, ya know.





 
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