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#90416 - 02/19/08 09:48 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Jimshaw]
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Too cool...still waiting for my first cougar. The neighborhood concensus is that both the cougar that passed through every spring some years ago and the one harvesting whitetail this Fall were young 'uns. But none of us have seen this current one and I never got to see the other.

I'm aware of the fiddleback pattern of certain woods but, me a woodworker? Hardly! The only failure warning notice I ever got was in junior high shop. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> The trail name refers to the brown recluse spider,.. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#90417 - 02/19/08 11:43 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Jimshaw]
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Woodworking might be a fun thread for the off topic forum. My daddy had me using a table saw as soon as I was tall enough to see over it...

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#90418 - 02/19/08 01:54 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: phat]
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Well, don't take this personally Jim, but I don't think you're in any danger of a Cougar attack any time soon, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be targeted either.

I do recall vividly explaining to a 19 year old kid we were taking hiking about the possibility of Cougar attack, and explaining to him that he had to be extra careful around shopping malls and grocery stores, that they stalk young meat there....

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


Phat, I hope you explained to him that those would be older cougars without kittens <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#90419 - 02/24/08 10:34 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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PaddyCrow wrote:
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Woodworking might be a fun thread for the off topic forum. My daddy had me using a table saw as soon as I was tall enough to see over it...


Oh, cool, Paddy! Jesus was a carpenter too! Brum <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#90420 - 02/24/08 10:53 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Brumfield]
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Oh, cool, Paddy! Jesus was a carpenter too!


Was that before or after he played outfield for the Giants?

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#90421 - 02/24/08 11:14 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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1 encounter here. Last year, early June in the Winds. My friend and I were fishing and as a passed a small snow field right next to the lake, I noticed tracks of some sort and looked up and the cat was running up the mountain. I yelled for my friend and we both watched as he stopped and watched us from a ledge a couple hundred feet above us.

It freaked us both out and is one of the reasons I don't know if I could solo hike in Winds. I was looking back way too much the rest of the trip. Maybe the wolf encounter on the same trip had something to do with it also. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />

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#90422 - 02/24/08 05:08 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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Oh, cool, Paddy! Jesus was a carpenter too!


Was that before or after he played outfield for the Giants?


That was after He made the outfield. Brum
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#90423 - 02/24/08 05:43 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Brumfield]
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His older brothers Matty and Felipe were better hitters than he was.

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#90424 - 02/25/08 07:13 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: chaz]
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I used to hike a lot in North GA and several years ago was told by a wildlife ranger that another ranger saw one dragging a deer across a dirt road in Northeast GA by Rabun Gap.

Aside from wild boar and occasional bear never saw one or signs of one myself.

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#90425 - 02/26/08 05:33 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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Paddy Crow, I sure would like to see you take your arguement off the threads. If you have something to say to Barry/Brum, pm the guy and enjoy a civil exchange; do not be so petty to keep challenging every post the man makes <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

I've seen quite a few mountain lions and they are awe inspiring. Just remember not to stare too long as your feet are already in motion <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> actually, NEVER run from any predator be it mountain lion, bear, or wolf; it tells them you are just like their favorite prey, deer. Deer flee at the sight of a predator, so if you stand and make yourself known as a human, chances are good the animal will turn tail. You then leave the area carefully and methodically watching your back as well as your front <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#90426 - 02/26/08 06:24 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Earthling]
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Paddy Crow, I sure would like to see you take your arguement off the threads. If you have something to say to Barry/Brum, pm the guy and enjoy a civil exchange; do not be so petty to keep challenging every post the man makes <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


Not sure if you're being serious, half serious, or not at all. The emoticon makes me think not at all. I know I was just goofing around (and didn't initiate the exchange anyways).

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#90427 - 02/26/08 06:47 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> go figure, me serious <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Ok, that's enough for me to go take my meds Paddy thanks for reminding me it was time <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#90428 - 02/26/08 06:59 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Earthling]
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Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're in flame mode or sarcasm mode.

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#90429 - 02/26/08 07:02 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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99% sarcasm smidgen of flame for outbursts due to being off meds <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> when you see this> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> sign you know they're kickin' in <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#90430 - 02/29/08 12:46 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're in flame mode or sarcasm mode.


I agree. Just for everyone else reading any of my posts in the future. If you think I am in flame mode, I am really in sarcasm mode. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#90431 - 03/02/08 08:01 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: chaz]
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Just a little Arizona Mt. Lion info.
web page

FWIW - although not noted on the AZGFD website, an undisturbed Mt. Lion has been observed making a measured 12ft vertical jump, from a dead stop. I find that to be impressive.

Also good to do during an encounter, point your finger and look down your arm at a Mt. Lion. They understand what you are doing and don't like it. Be intimidating. Lean into it some.

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#90432 - 03/03/08 10:56 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: coyotemaster]
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Just a little Arizona Mt. Lion info.

Also good to do during an encounter, point your finger and look down your arm at a Mt. Lion. They understand what you are doing and don't like it. Be intimidating. Lean into it some.


Brum wrote:

Yes, that will save them having to reach out quite as far to bite you. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

My innate reflex of self-preservation is to tuck in all extremities when facing something that bites, then run. Brum

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#90433 - 03/03/08 07:59 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: Brumfield]
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Run and they will chase you. It's that fight of flight reflex. Unless the cat has a firearm I say chase him and if you catch it, beat into submission. Then make a pet of it or train it to hunt or to protect you from the bandito's. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
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#90434 - 03/04/08 10:18 AM Re: Mountain lions - Smokin! [Re: chaz]
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Run and they will chase you. It's that fight of flight reflex. Unless the cat has a firearm I say chase him and if you catch it, beat into submission. Then make a pet of it or train it to hunt or to protect you from the bandito's. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />


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I see you've been scoring and over using the stuff they grow down here. Wish I could live and survive in a fantasy world like that. Come to think of it, I did, back in the sixties. Probably was the same stuff being grown by the same people today. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Brum



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#90435 - 03/04/08 10:37 AM Re: Mountain lions [Re: chaz]
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Unless the cat has a firearm

I hear that in Texas most of them are carrying, so the hikers need to double up in order to have superior firepower. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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#90436 - 03/04/08 07:49 PM Re: Mountain lions - Smokin! [Re: Brumfield]
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I would call that part of the "lightweight zone" Life can't always be HEAVY man.
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#90437 - 03/04/08 08:58 PM Re: Mountain lions [Re: aimless]
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aimless <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Its just funny to hear someone called aimless talking about firepower. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> Obviosly full auto is the only way to go, <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> or maybe triple bursts... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> I bet a lion would run from a paint ball gun, especially a nice fast full auto one. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Heck they run from flashlights too... generally.
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#90438 - 03/05/08 12:34 PM Re: Mountain lions - Smokin! [Re: chaz]
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I would call that part of the "lightweight zone" Life can't always be HEAVY man.
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


You were in SF back in 66, and we didn't run into each other? Now that's heavy! Do you remember the house Joplin lived in on the corner of Lyon and Oak streets? It's still there, man... and when Chocolate George crashed his bike on Haight Street runnin from the cops? What a trip... made himself into a Chevy hood ornament right there in front of everybody!
Oh, sorry, wrong forum...

"Yeah, I can tell you're a real swinger by your white shoes, man! Janice Joplin

Ergoline... err.. Brum

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#90439 - 03/05/08 07:08 PM Re: Mountain lions - Smokin! [Re: Brumfield]
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I was a little young for SF in those days. Read about it in the papers. I was a paper boy then. But as far a Janis. I remember hearing about her trashing a friend of mines, mothers new table cloth, She put out a cig on it. She was not invited back. Guess they didn't dig the free way J.J was viewing her world.
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#90440 - 03/05/08 08:13 PM Re: Mountain lions - Smokin! [Re: chaz]
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I was a little young for SF in those days. Read about it in the papers. I was a paper boy then. But as far a Janis. I remember hearing about her trashing a friend of mines, mothers new table cloth, She put out a cig on it. She was not invited back. Guess they didn't dig the free way J.J was viewing her world.


Brumfield wrote:
Sorry, I'm having trouble following you here... You read about it when you were a baby boy? How far did Janis live from you? How many mothers did your friend have? That is really far out! I only had one mother! As for "mines", J.L.J could be pretty explosive when doing Southern Comfort and Speedball, but she didn't blow her mind till she went Full Tilt and took the white horse home.

Janis Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 12, 1995. In 2005 she was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Port Arthur now realizes what they missed. A little late, but they even have a statue of her. Brum

PS: Who was the person (s) that got their tablecloth trashed?
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