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Esel1964
10-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Want to see an Esel(well,technically half esel-***/donkey) kick a mountain lion's butt-to death? I'm sure many have seen it,but if you haven't check this out (http://www.molyworld.net/aa/aacmule.htm).

BoCfuss
10-06-2006, 10:51 PM
I don't believe it. I bet the cat was shot by the hunters first, they said it might have been. I don't believe a mule could kill a healthy Cougar.

mortoma1958
10-06-2006, 11:09 PM
That mule is one tough customer!!

Esel1964
10-06-2006, 11:10 PM
There are sites leaning both ways,but this one (http://www.westernmulemagazine.com/image/webimage/MULE%20VS%20MOUNTAIN%20LION2.pdf#search=%22mule%20 vs%20mountain%20lion%22),appears to back the 'shot' lion version.

Oh well,still cool photos. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sergio_101
10-07-2006, 03:30 AM
Zebras have been known to kill Lions with one
or two kicks. Why not?
But i tend to believe it was shot first.

Sergio

airdale1960
10-07-2006, 04:24 AM
Farmers have used mules and donkeys to protect sheep, goats and other livestock from predators for a while. That is a 800-900lb mule against a 150-200lb cougar. One good glancing blow the cougar didn't dodge and it is over.

SeaFireLIV
10-07-2006, 04:36 AM
Actually a donkey/mule/horse`s hooves can be quite deadly if they connect. It`s quite possible that one good kick (or kicks) could incapacitate or even kill. But a mountain Lion knows this too, and is unlikely to wait for a kick or 2 to hit him in the face.

I, too, believe he was probably shot first.

@ Sergio_101 , the spelling of `loose` in your sig is wrong. It should be `Lose` and `losing`. Just thought I`d mention it since your sig doesn`t look quite so smart if repeatedly spelt wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LEBillfish
10-07-2006, 06:54 AM
You guys need to get out more if you don't believe this "could" happen. If you have ever been playfully nipped by a horse you'd know what a bite they can generate. In kind, remember that deer attack video? Well, now make that 200# Deer/gorilla with a hammer on a 4' handle, now a half ton+ Mule (one of the more pissed off creatures on earth).....

So call it an angry pi**ed off Elephant trained to swing a 20# sledge hammer on a 6' handle.

No mistaking it, a Mule could kill a mountain lion easily especially if it went on the offensive........poor kitty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SeaFireLIV
10-07-2006, 07:19 AM
A horse/donkey/etc is far more likely to kick you than bite you. It`s a longer reach and isn`t particularly wise to get your face in close to something that might claw it back! The only time a horse`s bite might get you is accidentally when you give it a sugar cube.

M http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifaybe you should get out more.

LEBillfish
10-07-2006, 07:28 AM
uh, that is untrue, ask anyone who owns or has been around them. Now don't get me wrong they're no pitbull using just their mouth, yet be sure they WILL bite and if they clamp down and hold you'll not be getting away in your entirety. Yet yes they will be more prone to kick with the back legs and flail with the front. Notice in the pics too, it's not just bending down to bite at the lion, as they know how to use that weight to pin or even try and crush something.

They're not the pony ride critter you remember as a child. Mules are very serious work animals.

horseback
10-07-2006, 10:17 AM
Looking at the photos, I'd estimate the cat at a lot closer to 75 lbs (35kg) than 150 ilbs. They tend to be smaller in the desert, and the fact that this one was either dumb enough or desperate enough to stalk a mounted party's dogs tells me that it was either young or sick.

Even for a large healthy couger though, a mule is a formidible opponent. I'd wager that the cat took a kick or two before the mule got around to biting him.

Clearly, the mountain lion made the mistake of trying to hang around and dogfight without a wingman, allowing the mule to catch him while he was distracted by the dogs, and thoroughly booming and zooming him (everyone knows that mules are unstable, and like to stall, or at least hang out in them).

cheers

horseback