Comments for: California man survives mountain lion attack

Posted July 04, 2012, at 2:49 p.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — He began his trip the way many hikers do: Leaving the city late in the day, a long drive to the country, then a simple camp under the stars to launch a multi-day backpacking trip. The San Francisco Bay Area man, 63, arrived at his favorite hiking …

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  • Anonymous

    Rule #1 if your going into the wild carry a firearm. Rule #2 be alert.  

  • Anonymous

    So the lion was acting like a lion in it’s home environment, checking out this ‘interloper’ and if the man hadn’t woken up and ‘reacted’, like a normal person would do, it probably would have just gone on it’s way for more interesting & tastier quarry.  Why track &  kill the animal?  It doesn’t sound like it is rabid. It sounds like the man waking up scared it as much as the man!   It has a God-given right to be there. So do people, but when you go into the wildneress, you have to be prepared  for, and accept that you may encounter wild-life. Isn’t that kind of the whole point of going out there?

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