This guy is lucky that he had a heavy duty frame back pack on or he might have been missing his spleen. Either way, hurt or not, this is going to be an experience that this fisherman will remember forever.
I've never really been around cougars, so I don't know if this is what some people would
refer to as "normal behavior"?? But I think its safe to say, "Angler's Beware..."
According to the artical,"This angler was jumped from behind and knocked face-first to the ground as he was hiking out from the Kalama River shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday with a 25-pound chinook salmon wrapped in a plastic bag and tied to the outside of a frame backpack...."
I would assume that a 25 pound chinook salmon would be a tasty, easy, and quick meal for a cougar. So how can we really blame the cougar for maximizing his utility!!
This gives new meaning to the catch that got away!!
Never take life to seriously... You'll never get out alive!!
[ This Message was edited by: Quicksilver on 2003-05-12 14:08 ]
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...