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#1 Old 04-16-2006, 04:49 PM
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Article from CNN:



"The boy, whose name was not released, was apparently the last in a single-file line of seven other people taking a short hike at a scenic area of Flagstaff Mountain, Baskfield said.



"The father turned and saw the cat had a hold of the young boy," he said. The group began screaming at the cat and throwing rocks and was able to free the boy, he said."



He's only seven years old. My question is, why was he at the end of the line?!





http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/16/mt.....ap/index.html
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#2 Old 04-17-2006, 11:30 AM
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my guess is that the group just felt too comfortable letting him fall behind a bit. one would read the article and find it absurd, but when placed in that situation...a sort of large group of people...long hike..i think we tend to find ourselves spacign out a little, and feeling safe thus making us less wary of where those in our group are.
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They made wounded/scared-half-to-death prey animal noises at it? Hmm . . .
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Article from CNN:

He's only seven years old. My question is, why was he at the end of the line?!



This happened in my hometown (Boulder, CO). I've hiked up Flagstaff mountain (where it happened) dozens of times, and I've never been concerned for my safety. I have heard about people seeing bears and other wildlife before, but I've never heard of any attacks. I think they were assuming things were safe. I would make the same assumption.
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