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02-04-2010, 03:21 PM #1
Wyoming Mountain Lion
My aunt just sent me these photos, taken by her friend on Casper Mountain in Wyoming. My family has a cabin up there and I spend a fair amount of time up there. Cat sightings are way up in the past few years. Kinda makes me worried to have my daughter running around up there when we are outside...
"Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
02-04-2010, 03:23 PM #2
Still, that is a beautiful animal.
I think it wants to come inside and snuggle.
Purrr.StokePimpin' ain't easy
02-04-2010, 03:26 PM #3
Oh, they are absolutely beautiful. I just don't want to have a "confrontation" with one."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
02-04-2010, 03:28 PM #4
cool and scary. such a gorgeous animal. he/she looked pretty comfy on the deck.Cheap gear for Mags at Backcountry Freeskier
02-04-2010, 03:28 PM #5
Beautiful cat. Is that a pregnant female? It must be warm on that deck.
02-04-2010, 03:29 PM #6
The person who took the photos said it was a male."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
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02-04-2010, 03:31 PM #10Funky but chic
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02-04-2010, 03:34 PM #11Registered User
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That cougar looks way too cozy with human surroundings. You would be crazy to have your daughter running about outside alone or even a far distances from you. Here's some common advice:
If You Meet a Cougar
Stay calm and keep the cougar in view. Pick up
children immediately. Back away slowly, ensuring
that the animal has a clear avenue of escape. Make
yourself look as large as possible. Never run or turn
your back on a cougar.
If the cat shows intense interest or follows you,
respond aggressively. Maintain eye contact with the
cat, show your teeth and make loud noises. Arm
yourself with rocks or sticks as weapons. Crouch
down as little as possible when picking things up off
If the cougar attacks, fight back. Keep the animal in
front of you at all times. Convince the cougar you
are a threat, not prey. Use anything you can as a
weapon. Focus your attack on the cougarís face
02-04-2010, 03:35 PM #12
Nice cat. Watch your back around thereLord King of the Beater-Kooks
02-04-2010, 03:35 PM #13
Not often do you see shots of a cat that close. You shouldn't be too concerned about you daughter if you and others are fairly close by. Obviously, if you are up there and see signs in a pattern around the cabin, re-think things.
That cat did look fat and happy.
02-04-2010, 03:37 PM #14
Yeah, I never let her out of my sight up there, and always keep her close by. We have quite a few black bear sightings around the cabin too."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
02-04-2010, 03:39 PM #15
Fuck Ceiling Cat...that is Deck cat!StokePimpin' ain't easy
02-04-2010, 03:41 PM #16
outdoor cat is watching you masturbate
although i'm not really sure why people get freaked out by animals in the wild
you're on their propertyholy fucking shitballs
02-04-2010, 03:42 PM #17
I'd be packin some bear spray too, gotta think that stuff's pretty harsh to a lion as much as a bear...Neil Young said Harvest put him right in the middle of the road, so he headed for the nearest ditch. I think we've kind of just gone ditch to ditch to ditch a lot of the time.
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02-04-2010, 03:45 PM #18
saw one up close and personal in Laramie a couple of times. Also had one in camp once in Yellowstone. SCARY as hell....amazing animals. Shoo kitty...shoo!ROLL TIDE ROLL
02-04-2010, 03:46 PM #19
Family's 'Angel' dog saves boy from cougar attack
(CNN) -- One lucky boy in Canada can say without a doubt that he has his own personal guardian angel -- not of the spiritual kind, but of the furry.
On Saturday an 18-month old golden retriever saved her owner from being attacked by a cougar while in the backyard of their home in Boston Bar, British Columbia, about 130 miles north of Vancouver.
The dog -- named Angel -- leaped into action and threw herself between her owner, 11-year-old Austin Forman, and the cougar that was charging at him.
Sherri Forman, Austin's mother, said her son was outside with Angel around 5:30 p.m. gathering firewood from their backyard. She explained that Angel normally runs around and plays when she is outside, but on this afternoon she was behaving differently.
"He had come in at one point to tell me how cute Angel was being because she was sticking pretty close to him in the yard, which was unusual for her," Forman told CNN.
In hindsight she realizes that Angel was protecting her son from an unseen danger.
When the cougar charged, Angel ran to protect the boy.
"She intercepted the cougar," Forman said. "Austin came into the house very upset, and I had to get him to calm down so I could understand what he was saying. Finally he said 'there's a cougar eating Angel.'"
Angel and the cougar fought under the family's deck, while Austin's mother called 911 for help. A constable was in the area and able to make it to their home and kill the cougar quickly.
Forman said when her nephew pulled the cougar's body off Angel, who at first appeared fatally injured, the dog sucked in a "big breath of air and then got up." Ever the protector, Angel "walked to Austin, sniffed him to make sure he was alright, then sat down." Despite receiving a few deep bites and scratches Angel's prognosis is good.
"She had some pretty nasty injuries across the front of her head and neck" said veterinarian Jack Anvik who is treating Angel at the Sardis Animal Hospital. "If there had been enough time for the two of them together the cougar would have probably killed the dog," he told CNN.
According to his mother, Austin is so thankful for Angel's bravery that he "went to town with his grandpa and bought a huge steak for her."
"I feel very good now that we know she's alive and the fact that she saved me and survived is amazing," Austin told CNN.
And Angel appears to be in good spirits while she recovers at the Animal Hospital.
"She's a golden retriever," Anvik said. "They're always happy."
02-04-2010, 03:50 PM #20
Damn...I am like that crying movie chick right now....StokePimpin' ain't easy
02-04-2010, 03:53 PM #21Registered User
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Pretty cool but scary too when you have kids. We have a palce in Teton Valley ID and a few weeks ago a guy was knocked off his snow machine by a cat. Cat took off when another sled rolled up. Throw in a grizzly attack a few years ago and numerous wolf sightings, I dont let the kids out of my sight.
02-04-2010, 03:55 PM #22
I ran into a big cat in the Big Hole's two years ago Mt. Biking.
Gave me the creepies.
But was SO beautiful.StokePimpin' ain't easy
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