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Posted: 4/17/2017 6:32:30 PM EDT
Story seems kind of  details as posted.



A mountain lion snatched a small dog from a Pescadero bedroom in the early morning hours Monday, after the residents reportedly left their French doors partially open for the dog to go outside, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's office.

The dog, a 15-pound Portuguese Podengo, was at the foot of a bed near the dog's owner and a child when it woke them up around 3 a.m. by "barking aggressively."

The adult witness told authorities she saw the shadow of an animal come into the room through the French doors, grab the dog from the bed, and walk out. When she grabbed a flashlight, she saw "large wet paw prints" near the bedroom's entrance, and called 911.

When police arrived on scene, they discovered paw prints resembling those of a mountain lion, and notified the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lib paper cold,  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Mountain-Lion-takes-small-dog-from-South-Bay-11078690.php
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:33:22 PM EDT
All of them!
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:36:17 PM EDT
45-70
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45 LC at Ruger levels
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:41:52 PM EDT
Or just close your door...
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:55:02 PM EDT
Mountain lion or Nittany lion?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:57:42 PM EDT
Seems like 12ga would be a good way to go.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:00:40 PM EDT
Good lucky on that one, could have been worse.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:03:50 PM EDT
Leaving your door open anywhere after dark is generally a bad idea.  Any wild animal that will enter a human's house take a 15-pound dog would take your Thanksgiving turkey, or your 18-month old kid.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:07:43 PM EDT
What do you expect from California...
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:17:39 PM EDT
A meals a meal. Cats gotta eat too.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:18:25 PM EDT
Dog owner fail. Dog did his part, alerting them to the threat. They betrayed his trust; dog should have gone silent, and let the lion take the homeowner.

That's a ballsy mountain lion. If the state wildlife types don't track it down and take it down, there's gonna be a news story pretty soon about someone's kid being taken out of their bedroom window.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:26:22 PM EDT
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Are there not idiots who leave their doors open at night in other states?

Just curious.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:37:33 PM EDT
Poor dog, his owners failed him.

I would be throwing anything I could at the cat until I got my hands on my gun, then kitty turns dead.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:41:30 PM EDT
Pescadero is a nice little town south of San Francisco.  Plenty of redwood trees in that area.  I used to go camping around there a lot.  Minimally she should have a 10 mm but ideally a 12 GA with 00 buck or a 45-70.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:15:36 PM EDT
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Were there children molested?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:21:29 PM EDT
husband paid off the kitteh to take that yappy-ass dog away.
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The probability that you could engage the cat before it was out the door is low.  Cats are faster than rattlesnakes. 
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Haha awesome

I mean terrible, just terrible

Awesome if you're the cat. Perfect infiltrate and grab a tasty morsel.

Bad if you're the dog. Very bad. Sad.
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My first thought as well !
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:52:09 PM EDT
Need at least 10 rounds whatever it is..
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:29:09 PM EDT
10 ga 000buck with a turkey choke
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 9:31:05 PM EDT
We poke them out of trees around here with all manners of weapons.


Soft kitties... Get your pistol off the nightstand and make that kitty mind its table manners
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I'm in So CO and we have them here too.  I've only seen one once though (ditto with bobcat).  So long as kitty stays away, I'll leave it alone.
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I was under the impression that California cats  Are very slow.
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I would be throwing anything I could at the cat until I got my hands on my gun, then kitty turns dead.
The probability that you could engage the cat before it was out the door is low.  Cats are faster than rattlesnakes. 
As long as he didn't kill my dog it would be mission accomplished. Of course I don't leave my door cracked open anyway.
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I don't care as that does not qualify as a dog.   Maybe it is a pet rat, but it is certainly not a dog.   A real dog would buy you an extra second or two to kill the cat.

I don't care as only an idiot does not sleep with guns.    Only a total fool would not have smoked that cat.   Only a dumb ass would live where they could not take such actions.

I've got nothing for any of them.



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Nittany Lions only grab little boys
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This. And any rifle .223 and above. Mountain lions (cougars) aren't that hard to kill with a firearm. Not like a real lion or tiger is to kill.
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Just curious.
I don't know. I'd never do it for the same reason that I own guns. I worry more about the two legged animals more than the four legged ones. They tend to be more dangerous and tend to kill for frivolous reasons other than survival.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:58:10 PM EDT
In San Mateo? You would be better off throwing the cat a child than using a gun against it. Guns are icky, in CA.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:13:36 PM EDT
So they left the door open for the dog to go out, but the cat came in for the dog.  Nice.

They are lucky the car took the dog and not the sleeping kid, not sure how large the kid was though.  It's cali so the kid could have been 15 and 170lb's.

I was going to make a joke about keeping a sacrificial yappy dog around to protect yourself from big cats, but that would not the fair to the dag.  His owners were just too lazy to get up to let the dog out.  If I was the dog I would have hid under the bed and let them sort it out after alerting the people.  

RIP brave yappy dawg.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 11:25:15 PM EDT
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It got eaten, not raped.
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I laughed ....
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 8:41:02 AM EDT
According to Palo Alto PD, .223 is a good choice.

https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2004/05/17/mountain-lion-shot-and-killed

Left cold on purpose.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 8:45:46 AM EDT
Left their door open...

Not the cats fault IMHO!
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Soft kitties... Get your pistol off the nightstand and make that kitty mind its table manners
I'm in So CO and we have them here too.  I've only seen one once though (ditto with bobcat).  So long as kitty stays away, I'll leave it alone.
This is what we have to deal with out here.

I'd be temped to put a chain around his neck and name him Elvis.

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Came to post this...I'd pay the kitteh a whole case of tuna to take the little yap-yap-shit in our living room.

We used to have cool  animals, now we have whiney little shits.
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Dog owner fail. Dog did his part, alerting them to the threat. They betrayed his trust; dog should have gone silent, and let the lion take the homeowner.

That's a ballsy mountain lion. If the state wildlife types don't track it down and take it down, there's gonna be a news story pretty soon about someone's kid being taken out of their bedroom window.
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If they aren't hunted, animals lose fear of the two legged walking things that carry boom sticks.

Fact.

Every now and then there will be one that is ill (physically or mentally) that will hunt/attack humans anyway.  However, if you kill'em off in your area then the sick ones won't be there in the first place.

I'll never understand people (are they really thinking human beings??) who believe that animals have rights equal to, or greater than, humans.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 9:21:26 AM EDT
I wouldn't leave my f---ing door open just because of two legged varmints let alone they possibility of wildlife using it.
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Dog owner fail. Dog did his part, alerting them to the threat. They betrayed his trust; dog should have gone silent, and let the lion take the homeowner.

That's a ballsy mountain lion. If the state wildlife types don't track it down and take it down, there's gonna be a news story pretty soon about someone's kid being taken out of their bedroom window.
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Yeah but dogs have more honor and duty, in their own doggy way, to give up on their owners like that.  Poor dog...
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Dog owner fail. Dog did his part, alerting them to the threat. They betrayed his trust; dog should have gone silent, and let the lion take the homeowner.

That's a ballsy mountain lion. If the state wildlife types don't track it down and take it down, there's gonna be a news story pretty soon about someone's kid being taken out of their bedroom window.
Yeah but dogs have more honor and duty, in their own doggy way, to give up on their owners like that.  Poor dog...
Yeah but dogs bark at eeeeeeeeverythingggggggg so you never know if its a Mt lion in your house or a leaf blowing down the street...
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Dog owner fail. Dog did his part, alerting them to the threat. They betrayed his trust; dog should have gone silent, and let the lion take the homeowner.

That's a ballsy mountain lion. If the state wildlife types don't track it down and take it down, there's gonna be a news story pretty soon about someone's kid being taken out of their bedroom window.
Yeah but dogs have more honor and duty, in their own doggy way, to give up on their owners like that.  Poor dog...
Yeah but dogs bark at eeeeeeeeverythingggggggg so you never know if its a Mt lion in your house or a leaf blowing down the street...
Dog is just telling you there's something there, it's up to you to figure out if it's a threat.

My last dog never barked at threats.  He snuck up behind them and waited to see what would happen.  Scary freaking dog, I miss him...
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 9:58:58 AM EDT
FPNI, all of them.
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