Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




Fat bottom Trump
10197 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5020

Lifetime subscriber

# 214332 7-May-2017 14:44
Send private message

A trace of mountain lion DNA was found in a blood sample taken from inside a Pescadero home where a dog was snatched last week, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said.

 

The finding confirms reports that a mountain lion entered the home and took a dog off the end of the bed where the homeowner was sleeping, CDFW said Monday.

 

The homeowner contacted authorities at 3 a.m. on April 17, reporting that she had seen “a shadow of an animal” enter the room through the open French doors before her 15-pound Portuguese Podengo was snatched from the foot of the bed where she was sleeping with her child, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Responding sheriff’s deputies reported seeing wet paw prints at the bedroom’s entrance; they didn’t find the dog.

 

- From KQED news

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
916 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Trusted

  # 1777213 7-May-2017 17:09
One person supports this post
Send private message

Mountain lions aside, it'd be nice to live in a place where you can safely leave your outside door open at night!





 

12972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4342

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1777222 7-May-2017 17:28
Send private message

My brother lost a couple of cats to 'yotes.






 
 
 
 




Fat bottom Trump
10197 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5020

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1777223 7-May-2017 17:31
One person supports this post
Send private message

TinyTim:

 

Mountain lions aside, it'd be nice to live in a place where you can safely leave your outside door open at night!

 

 

Actually, we do. I leave the door open all the time at night so the cats can go in and out. I won't say where we live, though.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


20415 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6257

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1777306 7-May-2017 18:48
Send private message

I am wondering in what universe a large cat can enter your home and take your dog off the end of your bed without:

 

1) Waking the dog, as dogs generally are very alert animals

 

2) waking the owners. I am not a particularly light sleeper but I think I'd be awake if there was a sudden movement at the end of my bed, a struggle etc. 

 

 


249 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 45


  # 1777314 7-May-2017 19:00
Send private message

networkn:

 

I am wondering in what universe a large cat can enter your home and take your dog off the end of your bed without:

 

1) Waking the dog, as dogs generally are very alert animals

 

2) waking the owners. I am not a particularly light sleeper but I think I'd be awake if there was a sudden movement at the end of my bed, a struggle etc. 

 

 

 

 

There are youtube vids of large cats killing dogs where the dog is completely unaware even when the dog is awake and fully conscious. The cat sneaks up behind it, bites it's neck, dog goes instantly limp, no struggle, no sound, over in a couple seconds and gone in the blink of an eye.


414 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 232

Trusted

  # 1777328 7-May-2017 19:21
Send private message

So Bloody happy no mountain lions or other critters roam around the streets of the North Shore :-)


16964 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3370

Trusted

  # 1777330 7-May-2017 19:22
One person supports this post
Send private message

thecatsgoolies:

 

So Bloody happy no mountain lions or other critters roam around the streets of the North Shore :-)

 

 

You can't post in this thread, look at your username, your biased!


 
 
 
 


1139 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 462
Inactive user


  # 1777346 7-May-2017 19:43
Send private message

tdgeek:

 

thecatsgoolies:

 

So Bloody happy no mountain lions or other critters roam around the streets of the North Shore :-)

 

 

You can't post in this thread, look at your username, your biased!

 

 

You're banned from this thread as well. You can't spell.


12972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4342

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1777424 7-May-2017 22:12
One person supports this post
Send private message

thecatsgoolies:

 

So Bloody happy no mountain lions or other critters roam around the streets of the North Shore :-)

 

 

 

 

There's enough other dangerous animals in Auckland to last a lifetime..!






1014 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 572
Inactive user


  # 1777438 7-May-2017 22:51
Send private message

Which is a shame. I'd be happy with a few less dogs fouling the streets and parks and annoying people with their needless yapping.


602 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 181


  # 1777452 7-May-2017 23:08
Send private message



4266 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1465


  # 1777456 7-May-2017 23:33
Send private message

Or just as bad, killer pelicans...

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9YM8Pt30WA


5348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1201

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1777466 8-May-2017 07:03
Send private message

TinyTim:

 

Mountain lions aside, it'd be nice to live in a place where you can safely leave your outside door open at night!

 

 

You don't? 

 

Most of NZ is OK with that outside the inner suburbs of larger cities and the wealthier suburbs burglars tend to target. 





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


16964 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3370

Trusted

  # 1777482 8-May-2017 07:49
One person supports this post
Send private message

DaveB:

 

tdgeek:

 

thecatsgoolies:

 

So Bloody happy no mountain lions or other critters roam around the streets of the North Shore :-)

 

 

You can't post in this thread, look at your username, your biased!

 

 

You're banned from this thread as well. You can't spell.

 

 

That's bad grammar, not spelling.


3284 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 985

Trusted

  # 1777484 8-May-2017 07:58
Send private message

tdgeek:

 

 

 

That's bad grammar, not spelling.

 

 

 

 

Well, technically it's bad punctuation...  :P


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.