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A Quick Question For Those With Personal Experiences

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I could BF rocking a set of New Balances when running in the woods. :D

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So your going to dress as a giant tennis shoe and try to capture him with a butterfly net?

 

Darn....why didn't I think of that!?

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It takes a certain kind of special to come up with such a fool proof plan! :crazy:

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On ‎12‎/‎9‎/‎2016 at 1:12 PM, SWWASAS said:

I think those with well trained dogs are at a great advantage in the field.   Their nose and eyesight is a great advantage to alert you that something is in the woods.     Of course a squirrel might be just as interesting or more interesting than a BF to a dog.          I think it important to be able to control the dog because if they should charge a BF it might be very dangerous for them.   I have had the feeling I was being watched many times in the field but had nothing at all to reinforce the feeling.    A dog staring into the woods would have been very informative.   At least it would give you some idea of where to look. 

That's what exactly happened to me while hiking in Maine. Now looking back maybe I should have  pursued deeper in the woods but at the time Bigfoot never crossed my mind.

Not that I wasn't a believer or disbeliever just that I never gave it much thought back then.

Only after I had gotten back home it crossed my mind. At first I thought black bear but we ran into bears before , not in Maine but camping off the Kancamagus in the White Mountains . He wasn't afraid of them . This time it was fear and then it kind of transferred over to me so I turned around and headed back to the trail.

 

One thing we never ran into was a cougar , so could it have been? who knows

Anyways this thread is fascinating to read .

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I wouldn't think it would be cougar.    My father's last two dogs, the earlier a springer / lab mix, and later her replacement, an irish setter, had no particular fear of cougars.    Either of those dogs would chase a cougar as quick as they'd chase a bear.   Both of them came back missing scalp with deep claw marks at least once.   The response you describe doesn't sound like a response to a cat.

 

MIB

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