Monday, June 15, 2009

Chihuahuas Corner Cougar

Our first thought was, is this for real? But evidently it is.

3 toy Chihuahuas cornered a real live, angry mountain lion in a garage and held it at bay until the stunned owner woke up, took some photos, called 9-1-1 and two Riverside County Sheriff's deputies arrived. And then .... and then finally, nearly an hour later, officers with the Department of Fish and Game arrived with a tranquilizer gun. What happened to the cougar is unclear. But the three Chihuahuas are fine, though we suspect all three might have a severe case of laryngitis.

You can read the news story here.

33 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, those Chihuahuas were very, very brave. I'm glad they are okay. I hope the cougar is okay, too.

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  2. So at least this time all that barking came in handy. Good job, chihuahuas.

    woos, the OP Pack

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  3. Laryngitis, MOL! That's a pretty amazing story! Those chihuahua's are very brave!

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  4. w00fs, heehee me always heard that little doggies think they 10ft tall and bullet proof...

    b safe,
    ~rocky~

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  5. Those little dogs were very brave. It was sad that the cougar had to be killed though.

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  6. Wow, very brave chihuahuas!

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  7. Oh my! That poor cat! Those dogs were lucky it obviously wasn't all that hungry!

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  8. Another case of a blur in the line that exists between the modern world of civilization and nature. So very sad about the mountain lion.

    Mom use to have Pekingese dogs. One day they started running down the hall barking. What was unusual was the barking. They never barked. When Mom went into the bedroom they had their heads under the bed, still barking. Then Mom heard it. Reooooow! She got on the floor and looked under to see a Bobcat. A really, really hissed off Bobcat. After grabbing the dogs she closed the door and called Wildlife Rescue. It took a few hours for them to get there. Mom has some photos of the Bobcat once he was caught but before he was put in the truck. Maybe we can remind her to dig them out and scan them.

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  9. Moral to this story...don't mess with a chihuahua!

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  11. I can believe it. Chihuahuas have such brave little hearts and can be quite fearless. It's tragic that the cougar was killed.

    Whicky Wuudler

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  12. The Chihuahuas were very brave, our paws are crossed that the cougar is safe somewhere. ~S,S,C & F

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  13. Oh, we just went read the news story. We are very sad they killed the cougar. Looks like they could have just tranquilized it and then released it in the wild or sent it to a zoo. ~S,S,C & F

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  14. My mom got THAT smile with the laryngitis khomment!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  15. We are not surprised. Mr. R's mom used to have a Pomeranian that would stop coal trucks in the middle of the road.

    Purrs,
    Abby & Stygia

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  16. Oh, my goodness! that had to a frightening experience for the big cat. Embarrasing, too, if three little woofies could corner him.

    Hugs...G

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  17. Thanks for sharing that interesting story... Chihuahuas can be fierce... Our Monty dog is a bigger doggy ... but when mom takes him for a walk there is a Chihuahua who always comes out into the street and barks at him!

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  18. Those little woofies didn't want to be dinner! How sad that the cougar had to be killed. :(

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  19. Oh goodness gracious! Those are some tough little woofies!!! They sure know how to defend their territory!

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  20. Cougars are furry big kittehs wif big claws and 3 wee woofies did dat? How lucky dey are!!

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  21. Oh wowie, those were some brave little woofies! That's an amazing story. We're glad effurybodies is okay!

    Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

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  22. That's pretty amazing. It is sad the cougar was shot and killed though.

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  23. AHHHHH....COME OVER AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!!!


    SAM I AM......UPSET!

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  25. What a GReat story! That cracks me up! Probably all bark and no bite but dont mess with little dogs who think they are big dogs!

    Jaime

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  26. That is a funny story! But sad for the mountain lion. We don't get those in London.

    Thanks for the purrs for mum's broken leg!

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  27. Wow,what brave chihuahuas. Sure hope they didn't kill the mountain lion. Poor thing just didn't know such little things could be so noisy and didn't know what to do. Then when the big guys arrived on scene, it even got noisier. Mom actually had a dog that got laryngitis. She had to put him in a kennel while on vacation when she got home and picked him up, he had no bark left. They drove them nuts barking. Fortunately they weren't gone for a long time.

    Casper

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  28. They say those little things are fearless and fierceful! WOW.
    Thank you for coming to Bora Bora for Karl and Ruis' first anniversary! They sure appreciated that!
    Mrs. OZ

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  29. yay for the woofies. our stoopid bumbling game warden and police department killed a baby black bear yesterday trying to "rescue" it. we are very very sad.

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  30. Dem iz berry bwave Chihuahuas! OK?

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  31. Small woofies are so brave. So it means I is brave too because I is smaller than the Giant Kitty. Well, at least it means I is braver than him, right?

    'Oven

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  32. Whether you are big or small I always say safety in numbers! Good job little doggies! Hope the cougar was taken to a safe place and let go.

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  33. What a great story. Who wudda thought?

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