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that's a monster, ought to have him stuffed, wonder if he's been cross breeding with the az jaguars, I really doubt it, but he's a big one.

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Sure hope he was able to pass along his genes as he is a beauty. What is the story of how he was hit by a car?

I sure would not want to be out there in the wilderness and have this guy come up one me.

I did see a bobcat out at Franconia about a month ago while taking a snack break and watching Del from atop a big hilltop,BUT that was waaaaaay out in the wilderness area. I still dont know who was more scared, him or me, but I will say that he/she sure made me get the h*ll out of the area quick. Too bad i didn't get the chance to take a picture but I was a little too busy with trying to unholster my glock. Man these guys are quick. One second they are there then "ALOHA" they are gone like smoke

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Aloha for now,

Stan aka Kaimi

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I live in the area, he hit it then the game warden had to shoot it because of broken legs and a broken back.

this info is what we got at the animal hosp that I work at.

Too bad, this Is a beautiful cat.

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Kaimi,why were afraid of a Bobcat???There is more wildlife living in and around cities than there is in the "backcountry".I was lion specialist for the Gov.and have hunted them for years ,I also hold the State record lion taken with a bow in Montana (not bragging just giving a little background)That is a HUGE Lion most lions are around 100-150 lbs regardless what it seems to you or the stories you hear.As I said before that lion is the first I have seen that I could honestly say was 230 lbs.

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Kaimi,why were afraid of a Bobcat???There is more wildlife living in and around cities than there is in the "backcountry".I was lion specialist for the Gov.and have hunted them for years ,I also hold the State record lion taken with a bow in Montana (not bragging just giving a little background)That is a HUGE Lion most lions are around 100-150 lbs regardless what it seems to you or the stories you hear.As I said before that lion is the first I have seen that I could honestly say was 230 lbs.

Well DUH! Here I was sitting down on a hilltop overlooking Franconia and up pops a Bobcat just staring me down. No one around except for Del who was about a 1/4 mile away wearing headphones. This is HIS territory NOT mine. Caution not fear prevailed, so I bailed!

As far as hunting, I used to be an avid hunter BUT one day I just came to realize the beauty of these creatures and decided to use a camera instead of a firearm which I felt was a lot more rewarding. Sorry for the rant BUT ...........

Aloha,

Stan aka Ka'imi

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Have a look at this kitty cat. Just spotted in the parking lot of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 8:55 this morning under a bridge that hundreds of people walk over EVERY day. Hey guys, this area is in the middle of a neighborhood where people live at the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. Scary to think of! The pic was taken by somebody heading into work this morning.

Hey Stan, Bobcats are pretty harmless. Lets put it this way, my families 18 year old half blind and deaf Beagle fought one off a few months back. Guess that old fart geezer dog still has it in him! :banged:

Couldn't reduce the pic size because I don't have the software to do it at work.

Del

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Dang. That is a big one. You can bet people are fighting over his parts if the big brass didn't already declare that it will be mounted. Was it close to town? Like said above, there's a lot more wildlife close to cities than people realize. The cats near the cities are the dangerous ones.

Paseclipse: You need to show that photo to Chuck Buril if he hasn't already seen it.

Kuger: We might have met before. I'm friends with Joe Bennett and Leo. I've ran a race or two with them.

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This is why my wife and I don't go on walks before the sun comes up or after it goes down at night any more. We live in the foothills not too far from JPL where that photo was taken. A 180 pounder was killed while crossing the 210 Freeway several years back in La Crescenta (just a few more miles to the west).

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Paseclipse: You need to show that photo to Chuck Buril if he hasn't already seen it.

Hi Walker, I don't know Chuck, but if he's got internet access he can view the pic on this forum.

I just know some JPL'er took this picture, who I'm not sure. I have to say, it's a very good picture though!

It's scary to think of how many times I've walked over this bridge. My god, it's 200 feet from one of the main guard shacks there! The building I occassionally work in is probably 800 feet from it.

Hey Micro Nugget, I'm sure your well aware of some of the mountain lion attacks we've had in our area the past few years. I remember a couple years back when one mountain lion killed two people up in Eaton Canyon. Eaton Canyon is one of the most hiked area around here!

Del

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Well DUH! Here I was sitting down on a hilltop overlooking Franconia and up pops a Bobcat just staring me down. No one around except for Del who was about a 1/4 mile away wearing headphones. This is HIS territory NOT mine. Caution not fear prevailed, so I bailed!

As far as hunting, I used to be an avid hunter BUT one day I just came to realize the beauty of these creatures and decided to use a camera instead of a firearm which I felt was a lot more rewarding. Sorry for the rant BUT ...........

Aloha,

Stan aka Ka'imi

Well Kaimi excuse me!!!!Maybe you need to check up on your wildlife facts and find how many Bobcats have attacked humans in the last 200 hundred years before you get to condescending,DUH!!!

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Well Kaimi excuse me!!!!Maybe you need to check up on your wildlife facts and find how many Bobcats have attacked humans in the last 200 hundred years before you get to condescending,DUH!!!

Hey Kuger, Stan's a Hawaiian transplant born and raised from there. So there are some desert animals he will not be familar with. I've been working hard getting him familiar with the dangerous and not so dangerous animals out there......OK?

Del

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Well I heard a little bit more about the kitty cat I posted a pic of through the grapevine today. I guess a couple days ago he jumped over somebodies fence, snatched up a labrador dog and jumped back over the fence with the dog in his mouth. The dog was thrown around like a rag doll and dead within a few seconds. That rock to his right is about 2 meters long, so he's a BIG BOY!

The funny thing is, I remember a few years back how there was a controversy up at JPL because people wanted to let the dear run free on campus. Guess there's a downside to that now isn't there! :shrug: Easy pickins for a mountain lion!

Del

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Pase',beleive it or not that kind thing goes on all the time you just never hear about it,its a growing problem,their is nothing to control predators anymore due to laws and the Gov,hunters are also bound to crazy laws.I also meant to mention to you about the pic you posted,that is is classic pounce posture,that cat was not happy and if you were close enough to it AND IT SENSED AN OPPORTUNITY one could be endangered!

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Pase',beleive it or not that kind thing goes on all the time you just never hear about it,its a growing problem,their is nothing to control predators anymore due to laws and the Gov,hunters are also bound to crazy laws.I also meant to mention to you about the pic you posted,that is is classic pounce posture,that cat was not happy and if you were close enough to it AND IT SENSED AN OPPORTUNITY one could be endangered!

Yeah I'm well aware of the dangers of some wildlife out there because I grew up tromping around in the desert. I didn't take that pic it was some worker at JPL that attached it to an email and set it out to everybody on lab. I also noticed the "pounce" posture in it as well. The person that took it was on top of a bridge while he was down in a wash about 20 feet deep, so they were well away from the cat. Animal control has been notified, so they are well aware of it's presence and are working to catch him ( at least this is what I have heard through the grapevine). Let's hope what I've heard is true because these city folk down here have a tendancy to think "owe how cute is that a kitty cat" while the mountain lion is sizing that person up for a meal.

Del

PS- I still can't get over how cool that pic is!

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Yeah I'm well aware of the dangers of some wildlife out there because I grew up tromping around in the desert. I didn't take that pic it was some worker at JPL that attached it to an email and set it out to everybody on lab. I also noticed the "pounce" posture in it as well. The person that took it was on top of a bridge while he was down in a wash about 20 feet deep, so they were well away from the cat. Animal control has been notified, so they are well aware of it's presence and are working to catch him ( at least this is what I have heard through the grapevine). Let's hope what I've heard is true because these city folk down here have a tendancy to think "owe how cute is that a kitty cat" while the mountain lion is sizing that person up for a meal.

Del

PS- I still can't get over how cool that pic is!

They will never see it coming if it decides to attack as they very seldom take on prey from anywhere but behind.Also if Animal control is in charge we are all in trouble!!!They are a joke!

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Both of those 'cats' are Huge, dead or living!

IMHO the first, or the one 'hit by the vechical', would not have taken a path across a highway/road unless it was being chased by a stronger advisary of the "same kind". That would explain the 'battle marks' found on the one that met its demise on the highway.

A 'cat' tends to be an independent wonderer, yet their hunting grounds for food is somewhat controlled by the "old (fart) cat"....advisory....thats been watching every move of the new 'cat' made since he stuck his NOSE into that new territory, and... it may have gotten hammered once or twice by the "boss cat" for doing so, speculation at best here!??

The new 'cat' being younger and stronger said...."kiss my grits" and a chase began!

I have learned from "true fact" that a 'cat' will attack you from the "back as well as the front" or any other 'angle'......stealth mode is an intrical part of their survival either way.

Moral to the story...always keep yourself "tuned into your surroundings"!

Gary

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I told this story to some of the guys around the camp fire at an outing. I was out riding my atv alone stopping here and there to walk around scouting for elk. This was only my second time out on the atv and it was dark when I finally got off the hill and back to camp. The next morning going back up the hill I noticed some cat tracks on top of my atv tracks. Not really paying attention to the area I was in, I got off the atv to take some pictures of the tracks. I was standing right in front of the atv when the cooling fan started. That high pitched whine scared the crap out of me, :angry-smiley-010: the hair stood up on the back of my neck and I almost jumped over the atv. Looking around at all the pine trees and big boulders I decided maybe that wasn't the best place for me to be. Never did see the cat.

In all my years stomping around here I have seen 2 (one ran in front of the truck), heard one taking a deer down and stood around looking at a dead deer until I figured out it was a cougar kill then I moved on quickly. Hard telling how many saw me.

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Del, that cat was looking right at the camera. No doubt it froze because it saw the cameraman and was deciding whether it was lunchtime or just time to stay hidden. Being that close to civilization makes them stay on their toes and I'll bet many people have been close to that cat without knowing it.

Oops. I just realized I replied with the wrong quote so I removed it. A senior moment no doubt. I think it's my 1st!

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Both of those 'cats' are Huge, dead or living!

IMHO the first, or the one 'hit by the vechical', would not have taken a path across a highway/road unless it was being chased by a stronger advisary of the "same kind". That would explain the 'battle marks' found on the one that met its demise on the highway.

A 'cat' tends to be an independent wonderer, yet their hunting grounds for food is somewhat controlled by the "old (fart) cat"....advisory....thats been watching every move of the new 'cat' made since he stuck his NOSE into that new territory, and... it may have gotten hammered once or twice by the "boss cat" for doing so, speculation at best here!??

The new 'cat' being younger and stronger said...."kiss my grits" and a chase began!

I have learned from "true fact" that a 'cat' will attack you from the "back as well as the front" or any other 'angle'......stealth mode is an intrical part of their survival either way.

Moral to the story...always keep yourself "tuned into your surroundings"!

Gary

Let your imagination run but I doubt it was being chased by anything especially a larger cat!!!Doesnt it sink in that this cat is of record proportions,and the chances of another being out there is slim to none,if there was so many cats this size why havent they been killed????Lions get hit on highways all the time.Most males carry scars as they are constantly fighting,with females,and other males,they dont have territories per say,they wander until they find a receptive female sometimes traveling hundreds of miles,females will however stay within a general area her whole life.And Gary where do you get you "TRUE FACT'????Have you been attacked by a lion??%99 of all lion attacks on humans have been from behind or slightly right or left of center,but who am I?????????

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