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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Close Call...

5:16 pm - 39 degrees - raining...

Last week Tony had a very close call.  Just even thinking about it makes me shutter.

While Tony was out elk hunting, he came to an area where there were signs of elk all over.  He sat down on a log and did a few cow calls.  Out of the corner of his eye he saw some movement.  A big head pop up about 30 feet away, and a cougar continued towards him with its mouth wide open.  The cougar was so close when he shot it, that the bullet went straight in the mouth, entering in the back of the throat without even nicking a tooth, leaving no visible entry/exit wound.  Yikes!



This happened about 3/4 of a mile from our house.  I don't even want to think about what would have happened if he didn't turn in time to see the cougar coming at him.   I know we live in the mountains, and there are predators around, but that was just way too close for comfort!  

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