Lion Spotted on Golf Course
By mustang6560 on 8/11/11
A wild mountain lion was captured and later killed after local residents spotted the catamount at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, Arizona.
The catamount was aware that people had seen it, yet it continued to linger in a high-use area for people, Posey noted.

"We can't take any chances," Posey said, noting how a woman died last month after a rare bear attack near Pinetop in June. "The liability of handling a dangerous animal and then turning it loose is just too extreme."
I saw The Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night and reading that they put down the lion reminded me of a scene from the movie. One of the apes went berserk and everyone thought it was because of the experimental medicine, but in reality it was because she gave birth to a baby ape and she was trying to protect him. As a result, they put down all of the apes.

I totally understand why protocol calls for the game commission to put down wild animals, but it sucks to hear about it. For all we know, the young lion could have been confused and just trying to play or find food and BOOM - game over.



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[ comments ]
Backquak says:
I really thought this was going to be a Tiger post, since he's blowing up at the PGA for the last 7 holes
8/11/11
 
mustang6560 says:
HA! I could see how you would think that...
8/11/11
 
Kickntrue says:
Really... you just compared this to Planet of the Apes, and a heartbreaking scene within?

Wow.

/Embarrassed to be your boss.
8/11/11
 
gpickin says:
We have a roaming pig on one of the courses on the outskirts of town.
I thought people were joking, until one day, after 5-6 rounds there, I saw him, just STROLLING past the club house over to the first tee.

I wonder if that counts as streaking.
He looks to not bother anyone, so fair enough I guess.

It is sad about the lion, and about your sad sad employee lol
8/11/11
 
TeT says:
Kick, what is that a picture of? Looks like a gray kangaroo wearing a bad wig!!!
8/11/11
 
Kickntrue says:
@TeT- that would be a shaved black bear...
8/11/11
 
TeT says:
WOW...
8/11/11
 
Kickntrue says:
a better look at the shaved bear- braiker.tumblr.com/post/6525789906/this-is-appar
8/11/11
 
falcon50driver says:
I thought it was a shaved beaver.
8/11/11
 
falcon50driver says:
On the golf course, there's a Golden Bear, a Shark, a Walrus, an Elk, why not a Lion?
8/11/11
 
Banker85 says:
Should have warned about the spoiler alert. Thanks. Maybe he was there because it was CATamount golf course.
8/11/11
 
TeT says:
Boo Hiss Boo...
8/11/11
 
falcon50driver says:
The article said it was ANTELOPE HILLS GOLF COURSE. The animal was a CATAMOUNT. A catamount is several animals, Cougar,Panther,Mountain Lion,Puma........
8/11/11
 
Neo says:
Yes, the lion may have been trying to find food. Near heavily trafficked areas by people. I wonder why they had to get rid of it?

Man has been killing lions (and vise versa) since the beginning. Nothing new here, move along.
8/14/11
 
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