+SD Rowdies Posted December 22, 2008 Share Posted December 22, 2008 A friend of my son was doing some auto repair on someones car in Alpine yesterday, although I don't know the specific area. He had brought along his dog, a pit bull. He left the dog at the house while going to get some parts and when he returned, found out that his dog had been attacked by a mountain lion and was very seriously wounded. A broken back, one of his rear legs dangling and the dogs face tore up very badly. He had to euthanize the dog. For those of you doing any caching in the Alpine area, please keep your dogs leashed and be very aware of your surroundings. If I find out the specific area then I will post more. You won't see this story in the newspaper or on your TV news. I know that pit bulls certainly have a bad reputation but I met this particular dog and it was a loving dog that my grandchild were even allowed to be around. OMG ~ That is so sad and scary! We're curious to find out where exactly it was, hopefully it was out in the backcountry section of Alpine somewhere. Wabbits must be getting scare 'out' there and most cachers let their dogs run on the trails. Keep an eye out! The Splashes With Mountain Lions about it would be smart to have one or maybe a dozen dogs with you on the trail, or at least two or three pals willing to surround you in case of attack. Janie and Jodi are prime examples. Who knows, maybe I owe my life to those gals and didn't realize it at the time. Kind of weird that the Mountain Lion left it's kill behind in the Alpine attack. Maybe Pit Bulls don't taste like chicken. The Sandy Creek Ranch dawgs did a good job sensing that Mountain Lions or Bobcats were near, and when they teamed up to give chase the cats took flight. What one can suppose from such attacks is that wild game isn't exactly exploding in our back country so the Mountain Lions have to grocery-shop in settled areas. Comes down to annual rainfall, more rain means more grass and more critters and so predators can dine in their usual way. Well, you know, maybe so. Quote Link to comment
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