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They do exist

Postby itsmehb » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:00 am

>> I thought you might enjoy this photo, taken in Paxico over the weekend by two young boys who were out raccoon hunting. I spent a lot of time in the wilderness in Washington state and California and only had two live sightings, so this is pretty special. The cat was treed by two hunting dogs and they were able to capture this still shot and some video. It's territory would easily include St. Marys (about 10 minutes away).

Totally off car topic, but thought worthy of posting for all to see. My son lives in Kansas, and this was in Paxico.
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Re: They do exist

Postby imamonstertruck » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:12 am

Which cat is it?

We've had an influx of Bobcats getting trapped in cage traps. Pretty wild. I remember seeing a Bobcat when I was about 10 while hunting with a friend and his dad.

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Re: They do exist

Postby itsmehb » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:42 pm

imamonstertruck wrote:Which cat is it?

We've had an influx of Bobcats getting trapped in cage traps. Pretty wild. I remember seeing a Bobcat when I was about 10 while hunting with a friend and his dad.

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Bob cats are pretty plentiful. This is a mountain lion.
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Re: They do exist

Postby DSUZU » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:29 pm

It's cousin, the florida Panther is slowly making a comeback. There have been a few rare sightings in the last few years. Cat sightings of any kind, because of their nature, are more rare than a lot of other wildlife. Once saw a bobcat crossing a road (in the country) as a kid. Down here, Bobcat sightings are getting more common as mankind has so heavily encroached on their space. Small pets have become one of their favorite prey. They are mainly in north county. Dennis
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Re: They do exist

Postby wmorrisiii » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:31 pm

That is a big cat! There are still credible sightings in VA occasionally although our Game and Fish folks go out of their way to insist there are no more mountain lions in VA. I'm hoping there are and there is a breeding pair or three still left somewhere in the Blue Ridge. You never want to see a native species disappear and it is happening far too much. Not just in our country, but worldwide. We still have our Bobcats though and in pretty good numbers. October is their breeding season here, and they raise a racket when it starts up. Sounds just like a baby crying. Like any other wild cat, it is a big event when you actually encounter one in the wild. Great picture, thanks for sharing!
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Re: They do exist

Postby gwana66 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:27 pm

Just bought a house down here in Port Charlotte. We have a whole family of bobcats that roam through the back yard. The neighbors feed them, which I'm sure is a bad idea.
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Re: They do exist

Postby Ru Zu » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:10 pm

gwana66 wrote:Just bought a house down here in Port Charlotte. We have a whole family of bobcats that roam through the back yard. The neighbors feed them, which I'm sure is a bad idea.


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Re: They do exist

Postby gwana66 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:37 pm

Alligators don't care. The guy across the street has a cross between a Malamute and Grizzly bear. Or it's not a dog and I've found the Florida skunk ape.
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Re: They do exist

Postby DSUZU » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:47 pm

Coincidentally, today's paper had a story about a Bobcat that had been hit by a car in Tampa (Temple Terrace - kind of tampa outskirts). It died during surgery to try to help it. everal Panthers have been killed by cars, but more along the highways. Dennis
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Re: They do exist

Postby lorenzo816 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:12 am

I agree with the M Lions in the Blue Ridge.
heard stories from guys out in WV and KY they seen them.
Not sure about the southern portion though, like GA, NC.
Crazy you got some down in TX.
I thought they were only out west and down in FL.... well and Canada too.
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Re: They do exist

Postby squatch » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:42 pm

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Re: They do exist

Postby Mr. Mojo » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:15 pm

Nice picture. We have several in the neighborhood. With all the deer around they are fat and happy. Not surprised at all to see there are still some in Texas.
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