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Need More Cougar Control in Texas

According to a Fox News story, Feb. 8, 2012:

A 6-year-old Texas boy is recovering after being attacked by a mountain lion while walking with his family at Big Bend National Park.

Rivers Hobbs was attacked late Sunday by the animal as his family returned to their room from the park's main lodge, MyFoxAustin.com reports.

“It sneaked up on me,” Hobbs told the station.

The boy's father, Jason Hobbs, pounced on the mountain lion as it clamped onto Rivers' face. Hobbs ultimately stabbed the animal in the chest with a pocketknife, causing it to flee.

"The cat was clamped onto his face, I reached down and got my pocket knife out and stabbed the cat in the chest and it let go at that point,” Jason Hobbs told the station.

The boy's wounds on the right side of his face took 17 stitches to close. The family is expected to return to their Leander, Texas, home late Wednesday. Once there, Hobbs will have to go though a series of rabies shots, the station reports.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/08/texas-boy-6-reportedly-snatched-by-mountain-lion-at-big-bend-national-park/#ixzz1loyQoVfY

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How much more control could

How much more control could you possible want?  Lion season is open year round in Tx with no limit.

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Unlike California, where it's

Unlike California, where it's a crime to even breath on them.......

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 I will be in the area a week

 I will be in the area a week from today. Unlikely to see one but I'll be ready if the chance presents itself for sure.

 Javelina and aoudad are on the menu but any varmint is fair game as well.

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Good luck!  Hope you get one

Good luck!  Hope you get one of each!!!

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Snakes

hunter25 wrote:

 I will be in the area a week from today. Unlikely to see one but I'll be ready if the chance presents itself for sure.

 Javelina and aoudad are on the menu but any varmint is fair game as well.

You should be able to pick up a rattle snake down there also.  While in Arizona we found a new snake den with a couple of them a ways out of it.  Also the western diamond back is quite a bit larger and prettier than a parrie rattler, at least to me they are.   

Ya got to love those spring hunts.  Good luck on your hunt.   

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Thanks for the well wishes

Thanks for the well wishes and information. My .45 should work nicely if I happen on a rettler as I would love to get one. 

And I'm sure one would love to get me lol aswell so I'll keep my eyes open.

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Just to refresh your memory

Just to refresh your memory of what to look for here are a couple of pictures for you. 

 

 

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