Cougar killed Oregon woman

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  1. Fred Gunner

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    An Oregon woman who had been reported missing nearly two weeks ago was most likely killed by a cougar in an "unprecedented event," investigators revealed Tuesday.

    The body of Diana Bober, 55, was found Monday off a trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Welches, about 40 miles southeast of Portland, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

    The medical examiner's office determined that wounds found on Bober's body were "consistent with a suspected cougar attack," and ruled out the possibility that she was mauled after she died from a separate cause.

    DNA samples will be flown by the Oregon State Police to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service laboratory for further analysis, officials said.

    Bober's death by a cougar is the first recorded attack of its kind in Oregon state history, officials said.

    Authorities previously said that Bober, an avid hiker from Gresham, was considered a missing person, and noted her car was found on Saturday.

    "This is a terrible tragedy, and our sympathy goes out to Diana’s family and friends," Brian Wolfer, of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said. "All of us at ODFW are thinking of you today."

    The sheriff's office said Oregon has roughly 6,000 cougars — also commonly called mountain lions or pumas — throughout the state, and that ODFW "tracks conflicts" with the animals in situations where they kill non-wild animals or threaten humans.

    "This is an unprecedented event in Oregon, we are asking people to avoid this area while we attempt to remove this cougar," Wolfer said. "We don’t know what risk it poses to the public."

    Over the past decade, about 20 cougars have been killed each year in the wildlife management area where Bober's body was found.


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    On the back of the washington one earlier, the antis will have a hard time arguing lion hunting.

    Thoughts go to the lady and her family.
     

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    Oregon outlawed hound hunting for bear and cougar and the populations sky rocketed. This was done at the ballot box with no science involved and against the recommendations of the biologists!
     

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    Anti's don't give a rats a$$. To them it's oh well, chance you take being in the wild with wild animals.
     

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    Ironically said by the same people that never step foot in the wild.

    Just like antis in aus opposing kangaroo culling because it's sending them to extinction, never mind that we have 50 million roos.
     

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    I have no doubt some sick PETA scum are celebrating animals victory over humans.
     

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    Jeff is right on this. When hound hunting of cougars is outlawed, cougar hunting is effectively outlawed. How often do you see an incidental harvest of a mountain lion? It happens, but seldom. Living and hunting in the Rocky Mountains for 50 years, I have seen only 3 lions. When the population of both humans and cats explode, encounters become more frequent. And young adult male lions, leaving the mother, search for a territory not already held by a fierce old tom. They become bold, confused, and sometimes aggressive. They should be hunted. And know their place in nature's chain.....to run when they see a human. (I only speculate on what happened here.) So sad for this lady's family......and unlikely to end well for the cat either.............FWB
     

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    And now these "unprecedented attacks"! Unprecedented? Really a big predator that is not hunted and has little fear of humans attacks a person and the greenies can't believe it?
    The point is animals change when they are not hunted and become accustomed to people. Hunting by all means for this predator should be allowed and a reasonable quota set. But that would make too much sense. You reap what you sow.
    Its very sad to hear this news however.
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