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Old 21 September 2009, 11:28 PM
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Icon81 Mountain Lion in Michigan (hunting photos)

Comment: This is an email circulated in the Michigan area. Could you please verify the authenticity? I have been checking all local news papers and white pages for the existence of the individual named. I have found nothing:

This is Mark Bailey who owns the IGA Grocery store in Mesick, Mi. He heard his dogs barking and went out to check it out. They had the lion in the tree. When the lion saw Mark, he jumped out of the tree and came towards him. His dog attacked the lion in the side which gave Mark enough time to pull his hand gun out and shoot the lion 9 times. It did not kill him but disabled him. He called the DNR who finished him off. If it weren't for Mark's dog, he would have been attacked.

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Old 22 September 2009, 12:18 AM
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Mesick is very close to me, but I simply googled "Mark Bailey IGA" and got a debunking of this very story and pics straight from the WPBN 7&4 (Traverse City) news website.

(Weirdly, this is a link to a print page and doesn't seem to fully show the whole story without changing the zoom level, at least for me--it also states that the conservation officer in the pic is Officer Colin Duff from New Mexico who says that this happened in NM in April 2009.)

ETA:AnglRdr has a better link below.
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Old 22 September 2009, 12:18 AM
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It happened in New Mexico.

[This spanking took place virtually, however.]
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Old 22 September 2009, 03:33 PM
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If the OP was true, the Mountain Lion attacked him because he set his dog on it; if the Mountain Lion had not been attacked it would have avoided him.
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Old 23 September 2009, 12:08 AM
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If the OP was true, the Mountain Lion attacked him because he set his dog on it; if the Mountain Lion had not been attacked it would have avoided him.
It's a rather silly story. A cougar that's been treed by dogs isn't going to suddenly jump out of the tree to attack a human if the dogs are still there.
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Old 05 January 2010, 06:20 PM
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cougars attack the only animal that can stalk and kill them.......humans!!
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Old 06 January 2010, 05:17 PM
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cougars attack the only animal that can stalk and kill them.......humans!!
Sorry, but that is silly. Welcome to the board by the way.
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Old 09 January 2010, 06:36 PM
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I was almost a victim to the fact that a treed cougar will try to escape when a human approaches ask any game warden or hunter!
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Old 16 January 2010, 12:34 AM
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Another big Michigan mountain lion.

Comment: This picture should add a little excitement to all of you going deer
hunting in northern Michigan.

Here is a photo of a cougar killed 5 miles west of Rogers City, Mi. The
guy who shot it is 6 foot tall and weighs about 220 lbs. He was in a
deer stand and saw the cat pass him downwind. He then saw it pass him
upwind.. When the cat passed him again (closer this time) downwind, he
knew that it was hunting him. So, boom. After viewing this do you
feel safe in the woods?

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