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I changed the pics to urls to add a buffer for anyone that might be offended by seeing natural selection in progress."These pics came from a guy in AZ. Yes, the mule killed the mountain lion. The lion had been stalking them for the better part of the morning, on the way out to a hunt. They were pretty sure it was after one of the dogs. The cat ambushed them, and the mule pictured tossed its rider and went into attack (defense) mode, the horses scattered and shots were fired but no one was sure if they hit the cat or not. Unfortunately, it wasn't until it was almost over that one of the guys started snapping pics. The mule finally stomped the cougar to death after biting and throwing it around like a rag doll. The dogs wouldn't even come close until the mule settled down.
I would have never believed it....The cat was still alive here and trying to fight back
pic3The mule stomped the cat then pinned it to the ground and bit the heck out of the dead cat several more times.
pic4The cat was pretty much dead by now then mule picked up the cat again whipped it
into the air again then stomped the dead cat again for good measure!
I don't enjoy seeing any animal abused or die senselessly, especially for the amusement of idiots (sqirrels & slingshots) but was stunned to see how powerful this mule was. That's no small cat and could have easily taken out any of the hunters if not for the mule.Note the dog audience.... Gives new meaning to the phrase "BAD A$$"....
[ January 17, 2005, 07:30 PM: Message edited by: VPR-KLR ]