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suprasoup


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sungam wrote:
Did you fight it off or did it just rough you up and leave?

I'm not sure if a cougar on the prowl ever just roughs you up and then leaves (unless it's the female "cougar" of courseSly)

So here's the scenario:

Just finished a terrifying climb on the Muralla and heading back to my car. Iphone in hand I'm taking pics as usual while listening to DJ Doboy Vocal Edition 10. You ever get that feeling when someone or something is following you?Unsure

I turn around and sure enough there's "a god damn cougar on the trail" (gotta love Talledega Nights sometimesSmile)

Finger on the shutter my iphones just snapping pics away as this massive, up to my chest, predator is sizing me up.
So I'm backing away slowly as this thing is approaching. I already knew in the back of my mind that it was gonna attack. How do I know? Believe me, I know. They can make a whole new reality show called, "When Animals Attack Supra" and it would run for more than one season.Frown
Confirmation came when it raised it's hackles. That's when I raised my trusty poop stickFrownFrown

The few times where I was thanking my lucky stars that I pick up other peoples "shit", literally in this case.

Hauled that bad boy up 4 pitches to dispose of itCrazy Fortunately if I hadn't I wouldn't have had that stick.

So here's the options:
1. Run like a coward and die. Sorry, I might be able to run <10 sec 100m's but that ain't shit compared to a cougar.Frown
2. Cower and whimper like a wuss and die. As is my usual response in any dangerous situation.FrownFrown
3. Fight and die. Yeah cause it's entirely feasible that a 5' 6" 160lb asian dude can take down 6 ft, 200+ lbs of teeth and clawsFrownFrownFrown

So Death rushes at me and I drop my Iphone:


Battle Royale ensues as the cougar and I are locked in mortal combat for about 10ish minutes (I was listening to Doboy so I have a rough idea of the passage of time)

Don't ask what happened during that time cause I can't remember jack. Somehow I managed to beat it back and it high tails it outta there. Angelic Bruised and battered, but surprisingly not disemboweled or missing any limbs I do the same.
Supra, once again, lives to see another sunset Smile


Moral of the story: Don't be a dumbass like me. YOU CAN'T win against a cougar UNLESS you're CURT (Yup, he's a badass, you're not. Seriously. Laugh)


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Good story. I like the idea of background music during a battle, and you could do far worse then DJ Doboy (*makes note to google that later*).
suprasoup wrote:
Moral of the story: Don't be a dumbass like me. YOU CAN'T win against a cougar UNLESS you're CURT (Yup, he's a badass, you're not. Seriously. Laugh)
Hmmm, I never heard that story of Curt's. Hopefully he'll show up and tell? I like this whole "Know Curt and get to survive vicious animal attacks" theory, though.


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sungam wrote:
Good story. I like the idea of background music during a battle, and you could do far worse then DJ Doboy (*makes note to google that later*)
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Was really hoping actually to have "Eye of the Tiger" running in the background.

suprasoup wrote:
Moral of the story: Don't be a dumbass like me. YOU CAN'T win against a cougar UNLESS you're CURT (Yup, he's a badass, you're not. Seriously. Laugh)

sungam wrote:
Hmmm, I never heard that story of Curt's. Hopefully he'll show up and tell? I like this whole "Know Curt and get to survive vicious animal attacks" theory, though.

Curt's a freakin' legend man. A cougar ain't nothing. I heard he took down a saber tooth tiger back in the day...just sayinWink


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Thank you for sharing this story.

You're the man.

I hope never to run into them in Squamish.

V.


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tradrenn wrote:
Thank you for sharing this story.

You're the man.

I hope never to run into them in Squamish.

V.
You mean like this one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EurvBPV_8YU


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suprasoup wrote:
Battle Royale ensues as the cougar and I are locked in mortal combat for about 10ish minutes (I was listening to Doboy so I have rough idea of the passage of time)

Seriously, 10 minutes??

That's got to be a world record amount of attack time there.
And you weren't ripped to ribbons??

Really?
Wow.

Freaking amazing your alive.


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moose_droppings wrote:
suprasoup wrote:
Battle Royale ensues as the cougar and I are locked in mortal combat for about 10ish minutes (I was listening to Doboy so I have rough idea of the passage of time)

Seriously, 10 minutes??

That's got to be a world record amount of attack time there.
And you weren't ripped to ribbons??

Really?
Wow.

Freaking amazing your alive.

I haven't decided whether I'm extremely lucky or unlucky (if you haven't read my earlier post read it. You'll understand). Either someone upstairs really likes me or is amused enough at my antics to keep my
dumb ass around.

Edit: Don't forget most people would pick option #1 or #2. Believe me I wanted to. Only ass clowns like me pick door #3.Crazy


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hafilax wrote:
tradrenn wrote:
Thank you for sharing this story.

You're the man.

I hope never to run into them in Squamish.

V.
You mean like this one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EurvBPV_8YU

Yes, like this one.


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hope this holds is usually my thought.


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Sorry, sungam. That was a dick post. I was in a bad mood.


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IsayAutumn wrote:
Sorry, sungam. That was a dick post. I was in a bad mood.
Meh. It happens.


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suprasoup wrote:
<Insane cougar story with photos to prove it...>

Surely, the iPhone has an app for that. Tongue


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j_ung wrote:
suprasoup wrote:
<Insane cougar story with photos to prove it...>

Surely, the iPhone has an app for that. Tongue

Nope. it's Rated R material so Apple took it off ITunes.Laugh


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suprasoup wrote:
So here's the scenario:

Just finished a terrifying climb on the Muralla and heading back to my car. Iphone in hand I'm taking pics as usual while listening to DJ Doboy Vocal Edition 10. You ever get that feeling when someone or something is following you?

This is kind of funny. I climb roped-solo a ton. That's about 95% of my climbing is roped solo and I enjoy the hell out of it. But because of your story here and a few others I carry a .40 caliber with 14 hollow-point rounds (one in the chamber) in a shoulder holster where I can get it quick. It's hard to spot under my gear sling so people haven't ever seen it. I've got a concealed carry and years of experience. I never hit a trail or a climb without out on my body. The grips are a bit scratched as on some climbs it scrapes pretty close to the rocks but being a Sig Sauer it can take it.

After reading this I'm not ever going out again without it.

I feel kind of like a gumby toting a Sig but not now. No way. A .40 caliber round fired in the air would have changed this outcome and if it hadn't one fired into hair would have. I also have a very stout climbing stick that I never leave home so by-and-large I am protected.

Supra your stories are amazing. Time for a book. Pepsi bottles, chipmunks and cougars. Dude when it comes to Karma if I were you I'd ask for a refund or something.

Thanks for the laughs and for validating that I'm not as dumb as I thought for faithfully toting my .40 day after day and climb after climb.

SCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARY!!!


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majid_sabet wrote:

Mine is easy

1- I do not climb so that solve a lot of problems
2- when I do, ohh not again
3- yorrrgoona die
4-you will be in I&A by 6 PM
5-DO NOT FALL , DO NOT DIE AND DO NOT LET THEM READ AND analyze YOUR Fuc*up IN RC
[IMG]http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1383/n00bq.jpg[/IMG]



Have a safe climb

Majid,

That is an awesome picture.......


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Someone on another forum posted up a video of you taking on the cougar:

See 1:25
http://www.youtube.com/...ture=player_embedded


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This topic is really interesting, I fell a couple years ago (not climbing related) from about 25' and on the way down clearly remember coming to terms with my death and kind of being at peace with it before I hit the ground, rolled 15' then stopped only breaking my ankle and walking away from it. It all seemed to happen in slow motion and I remember it very vividly. Then about a year later stumbleupon took me to an article where they tried to see why time seems to slow down in scary situations. I can't remember exactly where I read it but I think it was this article:http://www.plosone.org/...journal.pone.0001295

Anyway I just thought that was interesting. When I fall climbing my thought is usually "what happens happens"

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