Fake cougar attack

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Fake cougar attack

Post by Lhartley » Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:19 am

https://www.mountainviewtoday.ca/beyond ... en-8414036

This incident got a popular alpine touring area in Banff called "Helena Ridge" closed down for weeks. I can't imagine why anyone would fake a cougar attack and lie about it to several media outlets.

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Re: Fake cougar attack

Post by Inspiredcapers » Fri Mar 08, 2024 3:28 pm

People need attention I guess.

Pretty sure one followed my ski tracks for a few minutes a couple of years back- discovered it when on return trip a few years ago. If it wasn’t for the tracks and the dead pheasant I spotted off the trail I wouldn’t have known.



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Re: Fake cougar attack

Post by Lhartley » Fri Mar 08, 2024 3:32 pm

Inspiredcapers wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2024 3:28 pm
People need attention I guess.

Pretty sure one followed my ski tracks for a few minutes a couple of years back- discovered it when on return trip a few years ago. If it wasn’t for the tracks and the dead pheasant I spotted off the trail I wouldn’t have known.
There's a lot of them out there. There's a guy that lives near me that has a trail cam channel on Instagram @plantedcamera. It's actually wild how much wildlife is out there



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Re: Fake cougar attack

Post by wooley12 » Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:30 pm

People are funny. What was that guy thinking.

We have them going around and through the neighborhood all the time but they are ghosts. A dog got taken off the back porch 10 years ago. Then a cougar killed a bicycle rider 10 miles north of me about 5 years ago. Last month a pair of cougars cut up a bicycle rider pretty bad about 5 miles north of me.



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Re: Fake cougar attack

Post by blitzskier » Thu May 02, 2024 7:05 pm

i was up in the Angeles forest 2 months ago , crosscountry skiing up at mt. Pinos. while my dog and i rounded a blind corner, we scared the pee out of a 50lbs. shaggy grey haired cat the same size as my dog, it ran up a snowy hillside into the trees. took all my strength to reel in my boi and not be turned into shredded wheat by mr.fluffy.



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Re: Fake cougar attack

Post by blitzskier » Thu May 02, 2024 7:07 pm

Lhartley wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:19 am
https://www.mountainviewtoday.ca/beyond ... en-8414036

This incident got a popular alpine touring area in Banff called "Helena Ridge" closed down for weeks. I can't imagine why anyone would fake a cougar attack and lie about it to several media outlets.
probably the locals sick of tourist , scare them tourist out of the hood with any excuse. i would too , we get trails shut down all the time due to litter and vandals.



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Re: Fake cougar attack

Post by Inspiredcapers » Fri May 03, 2024 10:20 pm

I totally forgot about a cougar encounter several years ago in Fernie…



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