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Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:55 pm
by jltrent
http://www.kezi.com/content/news/Missin ... 90611.html

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon.

A medical examiner said Tuesday 55-year-old Diana Bober's body had injuries consistent with an attack by a cougar.

DNA samples are being flown by the Oregon State Police to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service laboratory in Ashland for further analysis.

Bober's body was found Monday in the Mount Hood National Forest in Welches, about 40 miles southeast of Portland.

She was reported missing Sept. 7. Her car was later found at the Zigzag Ranger Station several miles away.

Bober, of Gresham, was an avid hiker who often trekked in the Mount Hood and Columbia River Gorge areas.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:27 pm
by JMJ Farms
I hate this. Tragic and unnecessary. But why do people refuse to heed warnings and take necessary precautions? I don’t live on the west coast. And I don’t hike. But I know you shouldn’t hike alone. Especially a woman. Women are targets for more types of predators than their male counterparts. Sad result.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:23 pm
by Bestoutwest
JMJ Farms wrote:I hate this. Tragic and unnecessary. But why do people refuse to heed warnings and take necessary precautions? I don’t live on the west coast. And I don’t hike. But I know you shouldn’t hike alone. Especially a woman. Women are targets for more types of predators than their male counterparts. Sad result.


A friend of mine’s mother was murdered hiking alone. It doesn’t make sense why people do it.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm
by Dave
The fatal cougar attacks this year in both Washington and Oregon might have something to do with the city people passing laws outlawing hound hunting for cougars. The cougar population has absolutely exploded over the last 15 or so years. The Oregon Dept of Wildlife said yesterday that there are about 5,000 cougars in the state. That is over triple what it was a few years ago.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:45 pm
by boondocks
Way more hikers are killed from falls than animals of any type. I've come upon the scene of a recent elk kill by a cougar; had a grizz follow me back down the trail in Glacier 3 yrs ago; got seriously sick and got helicoptered out 20 mi from the trailhead; slid straight down the mountain on a thin skim of snow and almost bought it. (Yeah I'm a klutz). In none of these instances was I solo. But yeah, you have a narrower margin of error solo.
I'm glad most people never leave their couches. You get a mile in and the people hiking in flip flops and tennies peter out, and you have the wilderness to yourself. (Plus a few critters). Have hiked many hundreds of km and seen places I wish everyone could see, for even a minute. Truly humbling.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:11 am
by greybeard
true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:25 am
by JMJ Farms
greybeard wrote:true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204


Yes it did. That’s awful.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:30 am
by True Grit Farms
boondocks wrote:Way more hikers are killed from falls than animals of any type. I've come upon the scene of a recent elk kill by a cougar; had a grizz follow me back down the trail in Glacier 3 yrs ago; got seriously sick and got helicoptered out 20 mi from the trailhead; slid straight down the mountain on a thin skim of snow and almost bought it. (Yeah I'm a klutz). In none of these instances was I solo. But yeah, you have a narrower margin of error solo.
I'm glad most people never leave their couches. You get a mile in and the people hiking in flip flops and tennies peter out, and you have the wilderness to yourself. (Plus a few critters). Have hiked many hundreds of km and seen places I wish everyone could see, for even a minute. Truly humbling.

I agree but the heck with walking when you can fly, I charter a plane or helicopter everywhere we go just so I can see the land. And by the way flying around MT Rainier is second only to landing on a lake in Alaska so my son could take a leak of the pontoon with a momma grizzly and two cubs feeding on the shoreline. This is a beautiful country.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:35 am
by True Grit Farms
JMJ Farms wrote:
greybeard wrote:true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204


Yes it did. That’s awful.

A 40 cal Glock sure would of been handy. :nod:

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:39 am
by JMJ Farms
True Grit Farms wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
greybeard wrote:true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204


Yes it did. That’s awful.

A 40 cal Glock sure would of been handy. :nod:


Yes it would have.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:59 am
by Dave
True Grit Farms wrote:
boondocks wrote:Way more hikers are killed from falls than animals of any type. I've come upon the scene of a recent elk kill by a cougar; had a grizz follow me back down the trail in Glacier 3 yrs ago; got seriously sick and got helicoptered out 20 mi from the trailhead; slid straight down the mountain on a thin skim of snow and almost bought it. (Yeah I'm a klutz). In none of these instances was I solo. But yeah, you have a narrower margin of error solo.
I'm glad most people never leave their couches. You get a mile in and the people hiking in flip flops and tennies peter out, and you have the wilderness to yourself. (Plus a few critters). Have hiked many hundreds of km and seen places I wish everyone could see, for even a minute. Truly humbling.

I agree but the heck with walking when you can fly, I charter a plane or helicopter everywhere we go just so I can see the land. And by the way flying around MT Rainier is second only to landing on a lake in Alaska so my son could take a leak of the pontoon with a momma grizzly and two cubs feeding on the shoreline. This is a beautiful country.


I had some friends who were flying by Mt Rainier and decided to take a closer look. That was a fatal decision. I have flown with a bunch of Alaskan bush pilots. A couple of those I flew with put a plane into the side of a mountain, flipped while landing on a lake, etc and are no longer with us. Life is dangerous.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:13 am
by Bestoutwest
greybeard wrote:true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204


Allegedly, this is a recording of a bear attack. Different people, but not very pleasant. I can think of better ways to go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLXN2XPMjoY

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:26 am
by greybeard
True Grit Farms wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
greybeard wrote:true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204


Yes it did. That’s awful.

A 40 cal Glock sure would of been handy. :nod:

Yes, and I think if there were multiple bears, it's one of those very very few times I might be tempted to save the last round for myself.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:53 am
by Stocker Steve
greybeard wrote:true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204


Another reason to avoid Russia.

Re: Cougar Killed a Woman in Oregon.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 am
by Dave
Stocker Steve wrote:
greybeard wrote:true or fake, that had to suck:
https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=a6e_1313593204


Another reason to avoid Russia.


A few years back there was a young gal working for US Geological Survey in Alaska. She was eaten alive by a black bear. She radioed for help and was pleading her case as the bear was eating her.
Having worked in Alaska in big bear country I ain't packing no Glock 40. When able to I packed a little Sako 375 H&H or a 12 ga. When work didn't allow for packing a long gun I had a S&W Model 29 which is 44 mag with hand loads loaded as hot as we could make them...... and I felt under gunned.