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    Wildlife

    Received these in an email recently with the following message.

    "Recently there was a notice at White Tanks Park to watch for mountain lions, a friend in the game and fish dept provided the following photos, they set up a watering area with cameras to monitor the activity of the lions. Enjoy the photos! White Tanks Park is a county park about 50 miles west of Phoenix."
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    (GULP), that is freaking crazee!

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    oh boy, them are some pretty big kitty cats!!! i hope i never encounter one out there!
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    they look really hungry too... its a good thing hikers are below us on the food chain...

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    Anyone remember Orange County, CA a few years ago?

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    I think it is great that we have these awesome creatures in our backyard!

    I wonder if that deer got away or became dinner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainflow
    I think it is great that we have these awesome creatures in our backyard!

    I wonder if that deer got away or became dinner?
    That was an A+ pic. Truly amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainflow
    I think it is great that we have these awesome creatures in our backyard!

    I wonder if that deer got away or became dinner?

    I am with you. I think it is so cool that they are in Phoenix. I would love to see one (from a distance) out on a ride. I get giddy when I see coyotes on the trail, so seeing a mountain lion would be amazing.

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    Ran into a Mountain Lion in the Prescott area...Cute kitties!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo
    Anyone remember Orange County, CA a few years ago?
    Yeah, that was bad news....

    Typically you'll only see cats like that if they want you to see them. ...and that might not be a good thing. Beautiful animals though, and amazing action shot!

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    Awesome!! I'm definitelty bringing a buddy or two when I ride out there.

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    as long as there's only one of them, and provided they don't sneak attack you. I think picking up your bike and swinging it around in front of you in big figure 8's while yelling would scare it off...
    ...my condolences to the families of those of you with 50lb downhill rigs

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    I forgot one.
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    On 4 occasions my Pointer has found a deer leg on Reddington Pass while running the AZT/ATV trail with me. I've yet to ever see a mountain lion but rarely does anything else kill a deer in AZ, that isn't carrying a weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    ...my condolences to the families of those of you with 50lb downhill rigs
    A Highline can take a Mountain Lion.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    here kitty kitty!
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    i was bummed to find out that its illegal to own a serval in AZ unless you have a fish and game license and a USDA license (and are downbreeding them with domestic cats)

    how could you say no to that face


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    That action shot is awesome! There's still a ripple in the water from the deer drinking.
    Riding up Reddington road last weekend for SSUSA there was a fresh deer leg just before the shooting ranges, looked fresh too.
    I had the pleasure of seeing a lion in Brown Canyon (Sierra Vista) earlier this past fall. 25 minutes prior to that I had spooked a black bear off the same trail. That was a good (and fast) ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helidave
    here kitty kitty!

    Take note that the animals are walking AWAY from the bare chested man-cholla.....stranger-danger tales get told to animals as well as humans.

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    Awesome shots ! Thank you for sharing them.

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    Past Cougar encounters

    I have had numerous bear encounters on the trail but only 2 Cougar encounters.(four legged cougars that is)

    Both were in Oregon. The first encounter, I was standing at a fence with a friend and a deer came out of the woods about 30 yards away and ran straight at us with a cougar about 20 feet behind. Then the deer turned and ran back to the woods when it was only about 10 feet from us, and the cougar turned as well but cut harder to the inside and as they reached the edge of the woods it drug it down and they tumbled into the brush and we heard it kill it.

    The amazing thing was we did not have time to do anything but go "whoa, what the" and then both were mere feet in front of us. The speed was incredible!! If the cougar would have been after us, and not the deer I don't know if a person with a loaded gun in a holster would even have time to react and get a shot off, even though it had to cover 30 yards of open space.

    The 2nd encounter was a very large cat that stepped into the trail about 40 feet ahead, and turned and looked at me and my wife, then took off up the hill. I kept that in mind on subsequent rides there that I did alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo
    Anyone remember Orange County, CA a few years ago?
    The same day of the attack my old neighbor and I had planned on riding Whiting Ranch (same trail) at around the same time of the attack. At the last minute we decided to ride at another location. Freaked us out when we saw what had happened on the news later. I used to trail run that area solo all the time.

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    well, i found the remains of what seems to be a coyote paw at Papago Park!!! it was right next to the west parking lot!
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