Originally Posted by St. Phatty
The "Silver Lining" - a quick, merciful death.
True that. Second to a bullet, I suspect the quick broken neck that a mountain lion delivers would be among the best ways to die: quickly and painlessly.
I like the idea of being "recycled" into kitty food. It beats rotting in a concrete box.
I guess I grow among them, but I don't think much about it, since I also live among them and play among them and fix fences among them. One night a mountain lion growled at my wife for walking past and interrupting its dinner - thirty feet from our back door. She turned toward the noise to find her headlamp pointing right into the eyes of a lion with its face covered in blood - thankfully it was gone before she really registered what she was looking at. Can you imagine the feeling as her stomach did somersaults?
Ever since that night, my wife keeps a Saint Bernard or a Staghound with her whenever she's outdoors at night. Strength in numbers - and size matters!