Mountain lion kills Grizzly bear

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The lion might be King of the jungle, the desert and savanna of africa, but in america the King of the woods and forest is the Mountain lion:

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https://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/extras/longlance/m-6240-pt2.pdf


References:

- Natural history
- North america
- California
- Montana
- Brown/Black Bears
- Cougar/Puma/Mountain lion



(2014)

Female panther kills female black bear
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com...s-black-bears/

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(2010)

The two animals spent some time licking their rounds, but at last the lion charged the bear again and this time with his claws he tore open he bear's back and his claws must have reached some deadly part, for presently the bear fell over dead and the lion went off to his old place and began to lick his wounds again.
https://books.google.com/books?id=6BccAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA532&d q=%22fight+between%22+bear+dead& hl=en&sa=X&ei=7b_mVLLXIIPxoASBwI LoDg&ved=0CA4Q6AEwBDhu

(2005)

Bear dies in fight with panther
https://books.google.com/books?id=Sem9B2acPfkC&pg=PA151&d q=%22Panther%22+%22bear%22+%22cl awed%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PJpvVeS6BI aQyQSS34PoDA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAw#v=o nepage&q=%22Panther%22%20%22bear %22%20%22clawed%22&f=false

(1990)

terror of all other creatures except, perhaps, the grizzly bear (and a few stories had panthers vanquishing even them).Wilderness

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(1976)

Thompson (1860) of Montpelier, Vermont provides a heavily dramatized account, of doubtful authenticity, of a cougar attacking a bear. Bailey wastold by E. F. Averill that a small bear, immobilized by a trap, was killed, partially
eaten, and covered with leaves, presumably by a mountain lion.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22immobilized+by+a+tra p%2C+was+killed%2C+partially+eat en%22&tbm=bks&tbo=1&oq=%22immobi lized+by+a+trap%2C+was+killed%2C +partially+eaten%22&gs_l=heirloo m-serp.3...102806.110989.0.111187. 10.3.1.6.0.0.521.798.0j2j5-1.3.0....0...1ac.1.34.heirloom-serp..10.0.0.5z37scnAqYY

(1974)

pumas are known to kill bears
https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,1398697&hl=en

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(1971)

By whatever name it might be called, mountain lion, cougar, puma, this member of the cat family plays an ... The apotheosis of American carnivores, the cougar's strength and agility are legendary. ... of wild felids in the Western Hemisphere, he has proven more than the equal of even the grizzly bear in staged combat.
Voices for the Earth: a treasury of the Sierra Club bulletin

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(1969)

Bear dies in fight with female puma:
https://books.google.com/books?id=5n...20dead&f=false

(1960)

If such a thing ever did occur the result was doubtless due to the superior agility and general elusiveness of the great cat; for with a strength sufficient to permit it to strike a bull dead with one blow of its massive paw the grizzly must have lost in such a conflict merely
because itsmovements were too ponderous. I am referring here, of course, to agrown grizzly,

https://www.google.com/search?q=If+s....0.3m1gbpUNJfY

(1940)

Once Mynheer Barhydt saw close by his clearing a fight between a bear and a panther which lasted more than an hour and ended only when both were dead
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=Mynheer+B arhydt+saw+close+by+his+clearing +a+fight+between+a+bear+and+a+pa nt
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(1930)

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Phillip R. Goodwins~Book of hunting records (1929)Ernest Thompson Seton (1929, 90-91) writes that G. W. Ferguson "recorded" a fight between a grizzly and a female cougar that was witnessed by two miners working a claim near Murry, Idaho. It was reported that a female cougar had a den and kittens in the vicinity, and when a grizzly, apparently unknowingly, approached the den, the mother cougar attacked the grizzly. During what the miners described as a fierce battle, the combatants fell off a mountain ledge and both where killed as a result of the fall. The miners claimed the cougar was still hanging on to the grizzly's cheek with her teeth; the bears back and throat were torn and lacerated and "his belly hide ripped into ribbons, mute evidence of the fact that all her paws with their 18 sharp claws had not been idle" (612).
~ Ernest Thompson Seton (1929, 90-91)

(1927)

Black bear dies in fight with puma (a good illustration of a puma an bear), his hide all over his body was shredded to ribbons:
https://books.google.com/books?id=V9rzwOODPSIC&pg=PA28&dq =lion+bear+%22sprang%22&hl=en&sa =X&ei=zilMVcShHoKLoQSy5IAI&ved=0 CEMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=lion%20be ar%20%22sprang%22&f=false

(1923)

Man is told that pumas always killed bears, and gives his own eye witness account of a puma killing a bear 4x his own size.
http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%...20-%202935.pdf

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(1921)

In a fight to the death, the mountain lion is more game than the black bear. He will fight to the last breath, when the black bear will quit and cover his head with his paws and bawl like a calf.

https://books.google.com/books?id=rK...breath&f=false

(1920)

Mountain lion kills bear in fair fight
https://books.google.com/books?id=MHw7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA403&d q=%22bruin%22+lion+fight&hl=en&s a=X&ei=IMO4VNXOK5LsoASs5YHwAw&ve d=0CAYQ6AEwAA

She was ready for fight The panther came straight for the bear. She gave one leap and struck on the bear. There was a fierce struggle, with screaming and snarling, and In less than ten min utes the bear was tern to fragments. The panther walked Into the cave and came right out again and gave a scream that was bloodcurdling. Just then she saw the cubs. She gave a leap and brought one down and killed It, and went after the rest and killed them.
The Allentown Leader from Allentown, Pennsylvania · Page 2

(1919)

Female panther kills she-bear
https://books.google.com/books?id=CR...%20her&f=false

(1917)bear dies in fight with female cougar

https://books.google.com/books?id=RqMqAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA147&d q=%22female+cougar%22+%22bear%22 +fight&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zqBvVYuTK8O SyAStsYDwCQ&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAQ#v=on epage&q=%22female%20cougar%22%20 %22bear%22%20fight&f=false

(1915)

Panthers were known to attack bears until they were torn and exhuasted further backing down:
https://books.google.com/books?id=IbUUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA201&d q=%22panther%22+%22bear%22+%22ra ge%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xrZuVZ3_Mcn8 oQSyrIO4CQ&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAg#v=one page&q=%22panther%22%20%22bear%2 2%20%22rage%22&f=false

(1914)

Big grizzly dies fighting female puma:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,4459359&hl=en

(1910)

On approaching the stream the deadly conflict between the bear and panther was still raging, but right soon the bear gave a tad moan, which told...that the fight was over and the bear killed
http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/64476214

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(1909)

Then a great panther, with every hair turned toward his head, rushed like fury ay us over me nage la pursuit. We didn't feel sorry that the bear ost his life
,The Inter Ocean from Chicago, Illinois · Page 38

(1908)

Puma kills bear:
https://books.google.com/books?id=LyTOAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA73&dq =%22bear+was+dead%22+panther&hl= en&sa=X&ei=P2xuVZP_I4m0ogSUw4HIB g&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%2 2bear%20was%20dead%22%20panther& f=false

(1908)

female cougar was more than a match for a grizzly bear in the jaw to jaw combat and the bear tired out an had to rest
https://books.google.com/books?id=afwtN5mULDAC&pg=PA210&d q=%22female+cougar%22+%22bear%22 +fight&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zqBvVYuTK8O SyAStsYDwCQ&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=on epage&q=%22female%20cougar%22%20 %22bear%22%20fight&f=false

(1907)

The two animals spent some time licking their rounds, but at last the lion charged the bear igain and this time with his claws he tore open he bear's back and his claws must have reached iome deadly part, for presently the bear fell »er dead and the lion went off to his old place ind began to lick his wounds again.
https://books.google.com/books?id=6BccAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA532&d q=%22fight+between%22+bear+dead& hl=en&sa=X&ei=7b_mVLLXIIPxoASBwI LoDg&ved=0CA4Q6AEwBDhu

(1906)

In a fair fight A pair of mountain lions can kill a bear in fact have been known to do so when defending their young
San Francisco Chronicle from San Francisco, California · Page 4
 
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Couldnt even fit in all of it in one post, so heres the second half:


(1906)

I saw the lion's back heave and straighten convulsively; the bear delivered a powerful blow, then broke away. He reared upright as the lion flew at his throat. I saw the bear's entrails fall out upon the ground, where they were literally torn away by his feet. Again the lion sought the safety of the shelf of rock, as the famous Bigfoot fell dead.
The Kansas City Gazette from Kansas City, Kansas · Page 3

(1902)

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi...+fight+--&st=1 (1902)Just as s ho gave her last kick and the panther rose In triumph, Saunders took a hand in the fight. and with two bullets killed the pantherThe Portsmouth Herald from Portsmouth, New Hampshire · Page 2

(1899)Bear dies in fight with puma
https://books.google.com/books?id=gCYTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA462&d q=%22panther%22+%22bear%22+%22la cerated%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tbxuVfD 7CNjWoATspYDACA&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA# v=onepage&q=%22panther%22%20%22b ear%22%20%22lacerated%22&f=false

(1898)

The Indians say, that in a battle between the grizzly bear and the cougar the latter
always proves the victor...highly probable when we consider the injury to be
inflicted by the long keen claws of the beast, and its wonderful strength and agility

[/b] (1894)Bear dies in fight with puma:at the coward of the plains and crushed the life out of him.
.Sacramento Daily Union 19 February 1894 — California Digital Newspaper Collection

(1892)

The bear was now in extremities. There was but one remedy. So he wound himself up In a brown ball and dropped to the ground. fie struck with a sort of a smash, unbound himself, and started on a frantic lope" for safety. But with ftwo or three bounds the panther was low,h the. tree and near to him. She sprang upon the bear, burled her leeth in his throat and with her pow-'erful claws tore out his entrails
Independence Daily Reporter from Independence, Kansas · Page 4

(1891)

The bear, a cinnamon, was a monster of his species. As near as they could estimate he would have weighed 1000 pounds. Each was a mass of cuts and wounds. The lion had one fore-leg crushed and mangled, as though from a bite, and the bear was cub from muzzle to tail .by the knife-like claws of his more active opponent.—" Buckskin," in the Ontario Observer,
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi...s+bear+--&st=1

(1890)

The lion had buried its teeth in the bear's throat, and before he could move a paw in self-defeuso had torn him literally into shreds with its powerful, sharp claws. The whole thing had happened so quickly that I had scarce time to catch my breath when the fight was over, the bear dead,
http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/63429847

(1888)

This lithe beast, weighing full- grown perhaps one hundred and fifty pounds, is the terror of thegrizzly, for through sheer litheness and agility this great cat can vanquish this terrible bear. The indians say that they sometimes find a bear killed by a panther
https://books.google.com/books?id=w-RaAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA382&dq=%22black+ bear%22+%22agility%22+panther&hl =en&sa=X&ei=QopuVe6gJIrXoASPjoLg Bw&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=% 22black%20bear%22%20%22agility%2 2%20panther&f=false

(1888)

Panther...and credible authorities state that they are not louth to attack boldly even the dreaded grizzly bear, and often come off victorious.
https://books.google.com/books?id=HeYRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA219&d q=%22grizzly+bear%22+panther+%22 ferocity%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xl9vVf q6MoGLsQXpm4CACA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBz gU#v=onepage&q=%22grizzly%20bear %22%20panther%20%22ferocity%22&f =false

(1886)

He once saw a fight between a black bear and a cougar and the latter killed his advesary in less than 20 minutes
https://books.google.com/books?id=p2...20bear&f=false

(1883)

Livingston Stone (1883 : 1189) was told by the McCloud River Indians that the panther always killed the grizzly when the two fought. They said that the grizzly was afraid of the lion and that the latter would spring on the bear's shoulders and cut its throat. Stone saw places in the mountains where the ground had been torn up, evidence of a desperate conflict between a panther and a bear. Pumas have always been known to kill grizzly bears:
https://books.google.com/books?id=m3...ed=0CAYQ6AEwAA

(1882)

Panther kills bear by jumping on back and ripping out his throat
https://books.google.com/books?id=rfBHAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA134&d q=%22bruin%22+%22agility%22+pant her&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qo5uVfSQIo32oA TCpIPIAw&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepa ge&q=%22bruin%22%20%22agility%22 %20panther&f=false

(1880)

puma killed a black bear
https://books.google.com/books?id=6JBBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA110&d q=cougar+%22fight+between%22+bea r&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7sU5VanSNomuoQ SA-4CADA&ved=0CD0Q6AEwBTgU#v=onepag e&q=cougar%20%22fight%20between% 22%20bear&f=false

(1866)

Puma kills black bear
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/arti...searchTerm=dog

(1865)

According to Frank Post of Big Sur, mountain lions sometimes were taken in the live traps built near Monterey to catch bears for the arena. Then a bear-and-lion fight would be aranged. Mr. Post saw such a contest at Castroville in 1865 when he was six years old, and remembered it vividly. The lion, which seemed to have no fear, leaped onto the bear's back and while clinging there and facing forward scratched the grizzly's eyes and nose with its claws. The bear repeatedly rolled over onto the ground to rid himself of his adversary; but as soon as the bear was upright, the cat would leap onto his back again. This agility finally decided the struggle in favor of the lion."
https://books.google.com/books?id=TE...-1&output=html

(1863)

As they neared the spot, the victorious ainnita passed before them Into the jungle. On coming to the place of the deadly struggle they found dead and bleeding a large she bear, that would weigh probably 900 or 1000 pounds.
https://books.google.com/books?id=f9DhAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA232&d q=%22fight+between%22+bear+dead& hl=en&sa=X&ei=KL7mVPqTN5HZoAS55I DADg&ved=0CAYQ6AEwADha

(1861)

He missed his object, but suddenly gathering his energies, he made a_California_Magazine_1000831108/251

(1857)

We could see them struggling in the depths of the pool; bubbles of air rose to the surface, and the water became dark with gore. It may have been five minutes or more before they floated up dead, and their bodies rolled slowly down the stream. (Anon., 1857 : 823., California Grizzly)

(1845)

panther mangles a full grown bear to death:
https://books.google.com/books?id=rbsRAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA146&dq=%22panther%22+%22bear%2 2+%22entrails%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3 MBuVce4O4_1oASS6IOoBg&ved=0CDgQ6 AEwBw#v=onepage&q=%22panther%22% 20%22bear%22%20%22entrails%22&f= false

(1844)

The bear released his hold and both animals sank to the ground in the agony of death. Bruin died first but his enemy lived but a minute or two after. They had fought to a finish and ceased to be in each other’s way. Both animals were of medium size and in good condition. I went home for assistance and we skinned the panther and took the bear home and used the meat. Since that time," remarked Mr. Baughman, "I have witnessed many hard fights between animals but the encounter between the bear and panther was the fiercest and most bloody I ever witnessed between domestic or wild animals."
S. C. Turnbo: A Fight to a Finish Between a Bear and Panther

(1839)

Panther slaughters a bear:
https://books.google.com/books?id=BYkAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA87&dq =%22panther%22+%22bear%22+%22ent rails%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3MBuVce4O 4_1oASS6IOoBg&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v= onepage&q=%22panther%22%20%22bea r%22%20%22entrails%22&f=false

(1836)

I saw a huge panther crouched down at the side of a dead bear which lay at the foot of a post oak tree that stood at the side of the pathway. The panther was guarding the bear. The two savage animals had met here and engaged in a terrific fight and the bear was killed. The scene of the encounter was in a small prairie bottom with a few scattering trees and nearly ¡ of a mile above the mouth of the hollow.
S. C. Turnbo: Finding a Panther Guarding a Dead Bear
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:GjcFjbacpj0J//animalfaceoff.bbmy.ru/viewtopic.php%3Fid%3D21&hl=en&ie =UTF-8&prmd=ivns&strip=1

(1836)

Bear dies fighting panther
https://books.google.com/books?id=2HoEAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA119&d q=%22panther%22+%22bear%22+%22ra ge%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xrZuVZ3_Mcn8 oQSyrIO4CQ&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAw#v=one page&q=%22panther%22%20%22bear%2 2%20%22rage%22&f=false
 

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Just some facts.


Cremony, in his Life among the Apaches, describes an incident in which acougar killed a black bear
https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&hl=e...+black+bear%22

cougar killed a medium-sized brown bear"
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbm=bk...+brown+bear%22

At length he arrived there whither the Pumawas coming, dragging the black bear which he had just killed
https://books.google.com/books?id=2H...0bears&f=false

with the grizzly bear, and one author even stated that carcasses of bears killed by cougars had been found in northern California.
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbm=bk....%22++had+been
Indians say that they sometimes found a grizzly bear killed by a mountain lion, but never a mountain lion killed by a grizzly
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbm=bk...untain+lion%22

female cougar kills bear:
https://books.google.com/books?id=T0I9AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA5-PA149&dq=%22cougar%22+%22bear%27 s+throat%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUK Ewi8_s7TtojMAhVGzGMKHQO6DE0Q6AEI MDAB#v=onepage&q=%22cougar%22%20 %22bear's%20throat%22&f=false

In one case a mountain lion's leg was broken by wolverine and a bear was disemboweled.
https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&hl=e...semboweled.%22

In a fight to the death, the mountain lion is more game than the black bear.
https://books.google.com/books?id=rK...ear%22&f=false

Sometimes the two animals killed each other and other times the cougar won. In a few stories the cougar vanquished even the massive grizzly bear.
https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&hl=e...zzly+bear.%22+
 

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none exist of either

however:





If these were real ... bear kills


Ohhh, so exactly why should I take your word for it, over actual documentation?

And tigers? Pumas are not tigers. Mountain lions are way more agile, fast and quick in their movements, just like leopards:
Leopard kills tiger
 

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Ohhh, so exactly why should I take your word for it, over actual documentation?

And tigers? Pumas are not tigers. Mountain lions are way more agile, fast and quick in their movements, just like leopards:
Leopard kills tiger

first vid was a puma/ml/cougar

and if report is accurate:

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first vid was a puma/ml/cougar

and if report is accurate:

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Both are young leopards...that doesnt erase all the countless of times leopards have defeated and killed tigers in lucknow. Nor erase the near hundreds of times pumas have killed black and brown bears.

And lol leopards and pumas are already 1/4th and 1/10th the size of tigers and bears, yet you could only find a tiger and guy killing young leopards? Quite desperate eh.
 
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:bryan:that bear got the heart of a tissue paper. Ol big for nothing

Yup, pumas can bring down things 10x there size:


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People wonder if the cats get beat up during the capture process. F47 went and killed this adult moose just a few days after we recollared her. Its the first time we’ve documented a female cougar killing an adult moose on this project. I guess she is feeling ok!
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Can a bear bring down somthing 10 x their size?
 
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