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Washington girl, 11, shoots and kills cougar tracking her brother

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/27/washington-girl-11-shoots-and-kills-cougar-tracking-her-brother/?intcmp=latestnews



TWISP, Wash. – An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home at Twisp, in north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said.

The female cougar killed last week was about 4 years old and weighed about 50 pounds — half of what it should weigh, said Officer Cal Treser.

“This cougar was very, very skinny,” he said.

It was the third cougar killed in a week in the area just outside Twisp, The Wenatchee World reported Tuesday.

The children’s father, Tom White, had chased the cougar away from their calves twice on Feb. 19. The next day his son went out to feed the dogs and was returning to a basement door when he spotted the cougar following him, Treser said.

“His dad was in there and said, ‘Close the door!’ and there was the cougar, right behind him,” Treser said.

His 11-year-old daughter had a tag to hunt cougars and shot the animal, he said.

So far this winter, Fish and Wildlife agents have tracked and killed five cougars for attacking domestic animals in the Twisp-Winthrop area. Five others in the Methow Valley have been killed by hunters.

The department issued five special permits allowing hunters to use dogs to track and kill cougars in response to an unusual number of cougar problems this winter. There may be more cougars than usual or they may be having trouble finding deer, their usual prey, agents said.
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  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Good shooting kid! There's another 300+ deer that won't get eaten.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    I think I'm going to ask that girl if she wants to come down here for a few weeks> If we have a big cat or two here maybe she can find it for us. None of us have had any luck.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Anything that's capable of stalking and attacking a member of my family is going to take a dirt nap, and I dam sure won't ask for a permit to put it down. Shoot- - - -shovel- - - -shut up!
    Jerry
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Anything that's capable of stalking and attacking a member of my family is going to take a dirt nap, and I dam sure won't ask for a permit to put it down. Shoot- - - -shovel- - - -shut up!
    Jerry

    Exactly! If the Libtard Bunny Huggers want to protect something, let them start with good people.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Good shooting kid! There's another 300+ deer that won't get eaten.

    That particular cat wasn't eating any deer. That's why it was following a human.
    The female cougar killed last week was about 4 years old and weighed about 50 pounds — half of what it should weigh, said Officer Cal Treser.


    The whole story sounds fishy. The dad noticed the cat following his son, and he let an 11 year old dispatch it? Not that I really care, but I suspect two scenarios:

    The cat was in the yard (it had been there previously) and the dad let the daughter shoot it

    OR

    The dad killed the cat when he spotted it following his son and had the daughter tag it since she was the only one with a tag.

    Like I said, I don't really care, but a starving cat is a DANGEROUS cat. I'm shooting it myself for eyeballing one of my kids. Or my livestock on Feb 19th.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,723 Senior Member
    Was it tracking her brother, or did she give him a pork chop to play with and then get patient?
    Overkill is underrated.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,897 Senior Member
    Must be a good family relationship. In most cases, it would be, "Hey Dad. . .if Timmy gets eaten can I have his room?"
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Was it tracking her brother, or did she give him a pork chop to play with and then get patient?

    Nah she hid the chop in his back pocket.

    I really suspect that CaliFFL's second theory is correct. I am glad the cat didn't hurt anyone , it will also be a cool story for baby sister to hold over brother's head.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    During WW-ll 13 y/o French girls with the resistance killed many German soldiers, more than anyone on either side cared to admit ......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Washington girl, 11, shoots and kills cougar tracking her brother

    How old was that "cougar"- - - - -maybe 25?
    :confused:
    Jerry
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Anything that's capable of stalking and attacking a member of my family is going to take a dirt nap, and I dam sure won't ask for a permit to put it down. Shoot- - - -shovel- - - -shut up!
    Jerry

    If it's got a tracking collar, zip-tie that to a Washington D.C. bound semi!
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,300 Senior Member
    If a cougar was tracking me and my sister shot it I would be pissed off.............especially if the cougar was rich and good looking........................
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
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