Another Mountain Lion sighting around here

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  1. chet again

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    Wow. Beautiful creature. Pretty good picture of it to boot.
     
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    I love big cats , My kid and I took this at the game farm a few years back, as close as I want to get in real life

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    Mountain Lion (Cougar) is supposed to taste pretty good.
     
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    A friend has a full sized poster board cut out picture of Monty the mountain lion in his office. The first time I took my dog in to his shop, she stopped dead in her tracks, started a kind of whimpering growl and would not go near it. Have had the good fortune to twice see these cats out in the wild. They are awesome but would not want to tangle with one.
     
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    Just think if one was prowling around your neighborhood and you knew it...
     
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    My wife often runs in the Black Hills on trails, and in twenty years has yet to see one, but on one occasion, she saw lion prints in the snow on the return run that weren't there when she ran outbound. She has also come across the deer and turkey remains that were obviously lion kills.

    In spite of the presence of a substantial Mountain Lion population in the Black Hills area, there has not been a single attack on a human here in recorded history, though some small dogs, and no doubt roaming house cats, have not faired so well.
     
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    Very cool!
    I saw one near Hixon, British Columbia about 25 years ago.
    It ran right in front of the truck.
    I’m glad I saw it, and equally glad my friend didn’t hit it.
     
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    I live in South Texas and the Puma has always been present in the thick area known as the "Brush Country".
    Early this year I was on my way to Eagle Pass Texas which lies on the Mexican Border just south of Del Rio.
    I had a flat tire and just as I had it replaced with a spare, out of the corner of my eye I spotted something black crossing the hiway just about 300 yards behind me. I turned to see a cat about 5 feet long crossing into the brush on the other side of the road.
     
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    I was moutain biking with a buddy a few years ago, shortly after a moutain biker had been attacked by a moutain lion. My friend informed me that we were on the same trail. He then asked if i was getting nervous, to which I replied "no, I'm pretty fast uphill."
    "You may be fast, but you're not faster than a mountain lion!"
    "Don't need to be, I'm faster than you."
     
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    I'm thinking of putting out a trail cam or two on my lot...we are on the black bear "transitional zone" btwn the Cherokee NF and the plateau region. It would be interesting.

    It would floor me if we caught a shot of a mountain lion, but they have been pushing their range over the years.
     
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    My wife and I were hiking near Spearfish SD when we saw a large tan round head poke out of the leaves, 100 feet away. It was a mountain lion. We were miles from any other humans. It looked at us and we looked at it, for ten seconds. Then it turned away and disappeared into the bush. Not to be forgotten.
     
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    There is a whitetail birthing area just off of our property, so mountain lions come to visit every June and take a few fawns before moving on. They make an eerie growl trying to flush out the fawns as they move around. The mother does taunt the mountain lions to chase them instead, so every once in awhile we will see a deer running past the house with a lion in full speed chase. An awesome sight.
     
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    There is a mountain lion that comes around every other year in our corner of paradise. First you hear of pets disappearing, then someone will sight the cat. Coyotes can be an issue, as well.
     
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    I ain't sure about mountain lions, but I always had good experiences with cougars .
     
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    Yup. That's a mountain lion alright. We've had many confirmed sightings in Iowa over the last 20 years or so. And a few black bear sightings. I would think sightings in South Dakota would be somewhat common. Especially the western parts of the state.
     
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    Spray poison on it ! :lol:
     
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    That’s the kind of cat that needs a mattress for a chew toy.
     
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