Big Cat

Man Shoots Mountain Lion

A late report of a mountain lion that was treed by a rancher’s dog and shot near Oral, in far southwestern South Dakota.

The incident took place July 17 when Alan Burg was about to start his pickup and go to work.

After spotting the lion in a tree near his house, Burg shot it with a rifle.

I’ve been pointing out mountain lion incidents for years.

Noted some time back:

A hiker in Southern California used a rock to fend off a mountain lion that was attacking his son. Others have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools and their bare hands.

Rocks, sticks, jackets. As I said in January, that’s not fighting back. That’s desperation. Carry a gun, friend.

Unfair to use a gun on a mountain lion? Exactly.