big cat --- tiger loose in fairfield area

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by bvillars, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. bvillars

    bvillars Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    I received a call from my nephew today from my farm. H said he went in to town to buy some protein for the feeders and there were about sixty men standing around talking, now normally you have about six to seven in the feed store. He listened and then they told him that a lady between teague and fairfield had been raising tigers and lions as a refuge on her place and was fully licensed by the state. No longer able to feed them she let em loose ( now she says they escaped). A deputy sheriff has spotted one of the tigers. Supposedly there has been a couple of cows and a horse attacked. I am sure this will play out in the media, but I talked with a feed store in Buffalo and Fairfield and the story seems to be valid.

  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

    Nov 22, 2008
    Red River Way
    Sounds like you should arange a hunting party.
  3. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Should be fairly easy to spot the lions. They don't exactly seek cover in the wild, unlike the tiger. Loose lion doesn't concern me, loose tiger does. The tiger is all about concealment.
  4. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    I'm not so sure I want to hunt a half scared hungry tiger or any other big cat out side there natural habitat. :1zhelp:
    These animals have probably been restrained one way or another and now running scared.:eek:
    A pissed scared cat could really foul up your day!
    I dam sure would not want to corner one with 10 guys in a hunting party all steppin and fetchin around freaking out.
    How you handle this is go down to the hood and tells hommie there bee's free tiger coats in the woods waiting for him to picken up just like a welfare check.;)
    The cat and hommie meet up for a tasty encounter and now you have a tiger for the taking; with a full belly of hommie he would probably roll over for a tummy rub.
  5. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    The worse thing about these cats are they are not afraid of man & are use to someone bringing them food. That makes for some very exciting hunting.
  6. BurkGlocker

    BurkGlocker Active Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Burkburnett, TX
    Okay, this is where it becomes a dilemma for me. The tiger happens to be my favorite animal, so if I see it, do I shoot it, or try and trap it. :banghead:

    And if I trap it, I could feed it some of our rowdy, hoodlum neighborhood kids. I dont think anyone will miss them... :rolleyes:
  7. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    Only some go after people. Over the years, they've learned that we have things like guns. Lions and tigers that go after people are usually desperate.
  8. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    I have to disagree with you on this one. I know a few South African professional hunters. For years RSA has raised lions for hunting. Most ever P.H. I know say hunting a wild lion is far safer then a caged lion.

    When I say caged these lion are high fenced in very large areas. Most of the game animals have been removed as they have value. Feeding is generally in the form of a mule or old horse that can be had on the cheap. They are also giving gut pile & blood shot meat (ruined meat from the bullet impact) of game that has been shot by clients. The fact that humans deliver this bring on that association of man= food.

    I have seen this first hand on my first safari in 99. Not only are the fed by man, but the cubs are removed shortly after birth to insure another male does not kill them. Male lions like bears tend to kill the cubs of the dominate male to try & get their offspring into the gene pool.
  9. Fisherman777

    Fisherman777 Well-Known

    Jan 15, 2009
    Good plan! :D
  10. dee

    dee Well-Known

    Nov 22, 2008
    Red River Way
    I totally agree just finished reading a book by Capstick (a PH) who talks a bout lions walking into villages and snagging dinner out of a hut.


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