I went to a family reunion yesterday and I was talking to my pop and a 2nd cousin who is a Vietnam Veteran and they were telling me all these stories about the puma's, from what they've seen of them over the years my pop estimates that there would be 1000 in Australia today AND that they have settled in for sure now. here is the coolest story that my pop told me.... -whilst out spotlighting one night by himself he heard a noise had a look with the spotlight and saw a puma chasing a rabbit, it stopped about 5-10 metres away from him and just stared at him, luckily though my pop had the light so he probably looked like a huge animal, he quickly made a barking noise at it and scared it off. to those un-educated about hunting, he only had a .22 with him, if he had've fired a .22 round off at a puma it would've been like a bee-sting to it and it would have surely attacked my pop. pretty amazing huh! my pop told us how the ranger's here have been taught to play down puma attacks on cattle so that they don't officially say that they are out there as they are still just a "rumour" which is complete bullshit. one puma ripped a huge chunk of meat off this calf at this one farm where we hunt and when the ranger came down he said it was a dog attack, but as soon as my pop told him that it was a puma, the ranger got a funny look in his eyes that instantly told my pop that the ranger's have to make puma attacks not look like so called "dog" attacks. i had some fun talking to my 2nd cousin, he was telling me how the yank soldiers in 'Nam were fucking shit and would constantly get into friendly firefights with the aussie troops. He also told me about how the vietnamese farmers taught their water buffalo to attack the "white men". One of these attacks had a buffalo pin one of his mates to the ground, to which a group opened up with their m-16's onto the animal's body but it had no effect but the calibre was too small for it, he grabbed his SLR and fired one shot into the animal's head and killed it instantly.