Sunday, May 11, 2008

Animal stuff

noted by Bruce. First, I never knew there were penguins at the North Pole!

Oh, wait...

Second, advise for action if attacked by a mountain lion:
Officials have advised walkers and hikers to take precautions. They suggest people avoid taking outings alone, especially between dusk and dawn, and carry a walking stick.
I have the perfect stick for this. It's six feet long and has a steel spearhead on one end.

A few years back some friends went on a hiking trip in a national forest area along the Texas/Mexico border or TX/NM(Can't remember which), and found signs in the campground warning to watch out for the cats. They asked a ranger about it and were informed there had been several attacks over the last couple of years. Of course it was a 'no firearms' area. Got to tell you, folks, in a place with bears or big kitties, I'd have something noisy on my belt or under my jacket, orders from the Forest Service be damned.

5 comments:

Stephen Renico said...

Firehand,

Do you have any pics of that stick of yours? Is it something you forged?

Firehand said...

Somewhere I do, I'll try to find it. Yeah, started as a piece of 5160 bar stock.

Fire said...

Sounds like a pretty big stick.

Firehand said...

Yes, I DO have a big stick.

Oh, you meant the SPEAR. That too.

Fire said...

I didn't specify which stick I meant. But I got you to tell me what I wanted to know. ;)