12-Year-Old Lands In Hot Water After Posting Photo To Social Media (Photos)

Alertness and recognizing danger is the key to personal safety in the great outdoors. Just ask 12-year-old Alyssa Caldwell.

Texan Joshua Caldwell and his daughter Alyssa were elk hunting at the edge of a meadow in New Mexico’s unit 52 close to Colorado.

After no luck earlier in the day, the duo decided to stalk a meadow and see if any elk had come out to feed down lower on the mountain.

However, Joshua realized he had left the shooting sticks back in the blind a couple hundred yards back.

“I decided to head back up to grab them and told Alyssa to sit tight,” he remarked. “About 30 to 45 seconds after I had started walking, I heard a shot.”

He figured she had killed an elk.

“I asked if she had shot a bull?” he noted with a smile. “She told me she had shot a cat. He was only about five yards away from her. She thought quick. When I saw how close he was, I got emotional.”

Alyssa pointed out she was completely unaware the mountain lion was creeping up until she was looking right at him.

“I saw him first,” Alyssa elaborated. “I didn’t hear him or see him until he was really close. I didn’t know exactly what it was but I knew it wasn’t a bobcat. I raised my gun when he crouched down.”

The mountain lion was maybe five yards from the young hunter when she fired her gun, hitting the cat in the head and killing it instantly.

“I knew it was stalking me,” Alyssa explained. “I had a feeling right before that something was watching me. After I shot, I kept the gun on it the whole time. Dad ran back and he thought I had shot an elk. I told him I had shot a cat and he got real emotional.”

Some on social media may feel these photos are inappropriate, more specifically it is not right for a young girl to be hunting and killing animals. Others may feel it is up to the parents to decide what activities are best for their daughter.

Source: Iso News
Photos: Lone Star Outdoor News via SF Globe, Ken Lund/Flickr, PxHere

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

On Saturday, a car thief tried to carjack an elderly woman in Utah. It was Christopher Bigler who tried to steal 69-year-old Saratoga Springs...

President Obama should have used military force, as Donald Trump has done, to send a message to Syrian ruler Bashar Assad, according to some of...

An artist has disavowed the Trumps by claiming he returned money to President Elect Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, to delegitimatize the...

Jack Swanson, of Pflugerville, Texas, was disturbed when he was driving with his mother past a local mosque. The seven-year-old saw that it had...

The Islamic State in Iraq and Al Sham (ISIS) has attracted thousands of foreign volunteers to fight for and support the barbaric society it has...

Latest News Stories

It seems every presidential election starts earlier and earlier. President Donald Trump might have just taken office three months ago, but some...

A university professor was suspended for allegedly threatening to lower the grades of a white student because he disagreed with her point of view...

Sara Hadley, from Lansing, Michigan, was at the Lansing Mall on Friday when she noticed 18-year-old Everett High School senior Monntel West sit...

The Trump administration is as bad as the federal officials under former President Obama when it comes to informing the public about what the...

Part of the excitement of setting out on the high seas to do a little fishing is that you never do know how the day is going to go. While the hope...