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2.13.2008

Myth Buster?

I just got an email attaching this photo claiming it was shot in Iowa Park. "The guy who shot it is Delbert Eaton IIII and is 6 foot tall and weighs about 220 lbs. He was in a deer stand about 100 feet south of Smith Road and saw the cat pass him downwind carrying a turkey in his mouth He then saw it pass him upwind after dropping the turkey. When the cat passed him again (closer this time) downwind, he knew that it was hunting him. So BOOM!!"

But even the emailer was skeptical. And so am I.

I unleash you, dear readers, to confirm or deny. The truth is out there.

25 comments:

House of R & R said...

Whew....I'm just glad it wasn't my boss who killed that thing. It would be stuffed, mounted and in the office staring at me everyday.

Anonymous said...

Fake next case.

Anonymous said...

He didn't shoot that...big liar! I shot it in my front yard in Alvord!

Anonymous said...

That picture kind of reminds me of the supposed picture currently floating around the internet of a huge catfish that was caught in a reservoir in China with a caption that claims the fish had a person inside of him when he was caught. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Marine Biology should know it is a picture of a Whale Shark which is the largest fish in the world and is found in the oceans, not fresh water, and also happens to be very docile and primarily lives off of plankton. There are four of them on exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to Snopes.com to have the answer.
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/mountainlion.asp

Anonymous said...

Barry...Are you trying to say that there are a lot of man-hunting "cougars" in North Texas?

Jarhead said...

That's one big puma ol' Delbert Eaton IIII (IV?) done shot.

Wait, was the photo shot in Iowa Park or the cat? I believe the photo might have been, but I think the cat was shot elsewhere and flown in by the Bush Administration for the picture.

I also believe that the WTC towers were imploded and not hit by airplanes even though there is film to prove that's actually what happened.

Lee Harvey Oswald was a patsy. Elvis is alive. Jim Morrison is alive. There is a vast Right-Wing conspiracy against the Clintons. He did not have sexual relations with that woman and we all know that the balance of power in the world is predicated on what the definition of "is" is.

Anonymous said...

It's coming right for us!

Anonymous said...

"Vast right-wing conspiracy"? Naw. It was pretty much done out in the open so there wasn't much of a conspiracy. Not very vast either as it only involved a handful of people. If anything, it was only half-vast.

M&M said...

According to Snopes.com it was shot near Bellevue, WA on 12-22-2002 and this picture has been used in a lot of e-mails with claims of being shot in many states.

Anonymous said...

Cue Mzcreep for the pixelation explanation, if it was photochopped.

Anonymous said...

It was shot about 5 years ago in Washington. Goes around every year in emails saying it was shot somewhere else. It really was that big, no photoshop there.

Anonymous said...

That is not a Texas Cougar. It is too robust. Texas Cougars are leaner. Iowa Park? Not likely, but possible as there are some confirmations above and west of Lawton OK in those small mountains up there. Even so, this particular cougar was not roaming around Iowa Park.

Anonymous said...

I think it got sooooo big because it ate Hogzilla.

Anonymous said...

I predict your next email will be from a guy at Lake Bridgeport who takes a picture this weekend of a big alligator swimming with a deer in its mouth.

Bulldog said...

Let's ask Mzcrap. She'll know. She knows EVERYTHING.

Anonymous said...

I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Double Fake Adam Savage

Noevadeaux said...

One of my customers cracked me up the other day......he showed me a picture of himself holding a GIANT CATFISH he said he caught at PK. I said, "Sir, I've already seen that catfish on the Internet, I know YOU didn't catch it!"

Seems his local photography company has a good business going with Photoshopping the locals holding giant whatevers!

Anonymous said...

It is on Boone and Crockett.org under trophy news, was not taken in Texas and approx 5 or 6 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Pull Up Striker!!!

Anonymous said...

We have house cats that are bigger than that over here in Jack County.

Anonymous said...

THE PHOTO IS FAKE THAT WAS ME AND MY DATE FOR THE WISE COUNTY REPUBLICAN HALLOWEEN PARTY BACK IN 2005 SHE WAS A MIDGET AND COULD NOT HOLD HER WHISKEY THAT IS NOT BLOOD ON HER CAT OUTFIT.


THE FAKE
JOR DUTY

Anonymous said...

Yikes! I've been to Bellevue Washington and I'm certainly glad I never ran into that thing.

Anonymous said...

Well being born and raised in Iowa Park and my family first moved there over 100 years ago....I will say it is possible cause i have seen some really big cat tracks growing up. however i have never heard of this guy or this record some im gonna say fake

IowaHuntingLands said...

That's a huge cat buddy!
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