(News Article):Three Mountain Lions Are Euthanized After Finding and Eating Human Body on Popular Hiking Trail | Cryptozoology | Forum

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
(News Article):Three Mountain Lions Are Euthanized After Finding and Eating Human Body on Popular Hiking Trail
Related Tags
Avatar
Dr. Richard Daystrom
Livermore, CA.
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 457
Member Since:
December 19, 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
January 2, 2020 - 4:35 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Daily Mail.com

 

Three Mountain Lions Are Euthanized After Finding and Eating Human Body on Popular Hiking Trail

  • Police said they had found human remains on Pima Canyon Trail north of Tucson
  • Three lions, though not believed to have harmed anyone, were killed Tuesday
  • Arizona Game and Fishing Dept. said they were more likely to attack humans 
  • Pima County Sheriff's Dept is still trying to establish the victim's cause of death

By ROSS IBBETSON FOR MAIL ONLINE and AFP

PUBLISHED: 07:13 EST, 2 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:06 EST, 2 January 2020 

Pima County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday the human remains were found at Pima Canyon Trail in the hills north of Tucson. The lions were put down after human remains were found in their droppings

Three mountain lions have been killed in Arizona after they were found feeding on human remains near a popular hiking trail. Pima County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it had found human remains at Pima Canyon Trail in the hills north of Tucson.

Officials from the Arizona Game and Fish Department said the three lions aren't believed to have killed the victim. Authorities believe the body was already in the vicinity when the lions found it. 'We do not believe the lion attacked the individual who died there.

An autopsy will tell us more. But our belief is they were eating the human remains after the fact,' Game and Fish spokesman Mark Hart told local TV station KGUN9.

Authorities said feeding on human remains made the lions a danger. The lions were killed after human remains were found in their droppings.

'Rarely scavengers, such abnormal behavior made them more likely to attack humans in the future,' Game and Fish said in a statement, adding the big cats 'repeatedly showed no fear of responding officers'. Hart said relocating the big cats was not an option.

'When you move a mountain lion in this part of the world, you're just going to put it into another lion's territory, they're very territorial and will fight to the death over a piece of real estate,' he told KGUN9. 

Police said investigations are ongoing into what had happened to the victim and an autopsy will be conducted this week.  

One of the lions was an adult female and the two younger lions weighed more than 100 pounds. Police closed the Pima Canyon Trail while they investigated the incident. The trail was reopened on Wednesday.  

There are believed to be between 2,000 and 2,700 mountain lions across Arizona. Mountain lions are shy and elusive and primarily hunt deer, the Game and Fish Department website says.

'Although uncommon, mountain lion attacks on humans occasionally occur.' Last February a trail runner in neighboring Colorado survived a mountain lion attack by suffocating the 80-pound animal. 

 

***************************************

W. O. Belfield, Jr.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
Most Users Ever Online: 332
Currently Online: jeremiahbullfrog
72
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
greeney2: 10327
bionic: 9871
Lashmar: 5290
tigger: 4577
rath: 4298
DIss0n80r: 4162
sandra: 3859
frrostedman: 3816
Wing-Zero: 3279
Tairaa: 2843
Newest Members:
ugacenupi
Amelia1412
Texas Tom
Ben
Random Citizen
Leigh
Woodsavage
rose rita
THarefo
Forum Stats:
Groups: 8
Forums: 31
Topics: 9414
Posts: 125050

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 2
Members: 25179
Moderators: 0
Admins: 2
Administrators: John Greenewald, blackvault