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    Mountain lion on Brown mtn/ JPL

    Anybody else run into a huge ass and I mean huge ass mountain lion on the fire road recently, because it scared the living crap out of me, thursday July 10 at 10 am. Strolled out of the weeds 3 feet from me and was as startled as I was, but was in no hurry to run away. Happened at the top of Bown Mtn fireroad, my heart rate was already racing but my adrenaline went through the roof by the time I turned and got the hell out of there.

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    wow ! thats some scary s**t !

    ive also encountered some s**t yesterday night when i went to missiontrail here in sd for the first time ! ive seen 2 snakes and 2 tarantulas on the trail !

    i have never seen that before ! it scared the s**t out of me ! hahahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie Wan Kenobi
    wow ! thats some scary s**t !

    ive also encountered some s**t yesterday night when i went to missiontrail here in sd for the first time ! ive seen 2 snakes and 2 tarantulas on the trail !

    i have never seen that before ! it scared the s**t out of me ! hahahah
    I have been seeing a lot more snakes and spiders on the trail in the last few weeks. Ran on over last night (sorry fella) on the way up Indian Truck Trail in Murrieta.

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    Wow that must of been really scary, i was there about three weeks ago and i'm going back this coming Sunday. What did you do to make it run away or did it run on its own.

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    no mtn lion, but saw the back end of a bear as i was coming down from the top of brown. i was happy that it was a bear and not a mtn lion

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    might be the same lion that another guy posted a while back
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    Where exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by dig slathig
    huge ass mountain lion on the fire road recently, ....... Thursday July 10 at 10 am. Strolled out of the weeds 3 feet from me..... Brown Mtn fire road
    Have looked for signs of this and have yet to see any......

    A more precise location would be helpful

    I'd like to get a look at this animal and photograph it

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    might be the same lion that another guy posted a while back
    This One? Taken just above JPL. Looks PO'd.

    cougar jpl.jpg

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    Yikes!

    Quote Originally Posted by mouse jockey
    This One? Taken just above JPL. Looks PO'd.
    WOW, who took that pic?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnlionhunter
    Have looked for signs of this and have yet to see any......

    A more precise location would be helpful

    I'd like to get a look at this animal and photograph it

    Thanks
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    Trolling for Cougars are ya.....

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    [QUOTE]
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnlionhunter
    Have looked for signs of this and have yet to see any......

    A more precise location would be helpful

    I "encountered" him 50' from the tippy top of the fireroad, he headed over towards the ken burton trail, and I turned my skinny scared ass around and headed down the road at warp speed.

    He looked exactly like the one in that picture, and thats exactly how far away we were from each other, but I think the PO'd face is just an act for the camera, he actually looked quite lovable.

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    Don't worry, I'm sure he "just wanted to play"! Thanks for the info. This lion is getting famous - been lots of sightings around Millard and El Prieto this spring (who knows how many are legit, though). We've had some trail cameras around to try to get a picture, but no luck yet. I haven't seen tracks in the area, but there's so much traffic on that road, I'm sure they get obliterated.

    Here's one that you guys don't have to worry about - he's in a canyon pretty far from any trails. Big 'un, though. Glad I'm not a deer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=welpr2_nfW8

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    Glad your ok... around what time was the encounter? I always ride Brown and I had an encounter as well but at that time it was at the bottom of Prieto. The reason I ask for the time is because my theory is if I start my ride at 7am by then hoping this carnivores had their breakfast already since it will be too hot to hunt in the middle of the day.
    Last week as i was heading down Prieto I was trailing something either a bear or this lion. The paw prints was evident until the 2nd creek crossing I didnt know if I should go faster but i was afraid i might catch up to it and ambush my arse. Ive been thinking of mounting a cowbell to maybe spook any of these animals in advance. Any of you guys carry bear spray or knives to have sometype of protection?

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    I carry a folding pocket knife in my camelbak whenever i ride. Never know when you'll need it so it won't hurt to carry it. Thinking of getting some pepper spray now that i see this topic.

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    I think this is a mother...

    ... I saw a young lion (30lbs or so) about 4 months ago on the PAVEMENT leading into the Brown / El P ride. It hopped down onto the road in front of me from a canyon on the left just below the second bridge.. (the wooden one). Scared the crap out of me thinking mom's watching!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Fly
    WOW, who took that pic?!?
    ..this guy...
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    It's a rare occurrence for a big cat to let you see them, and very cool when it happens.

    Best encounter I've ever had was about 10 years ago in Caspers Park on a rainy day during an organize "fun race." I was lucky enough to be in front of the pack by a decent gap and had a lion jump out into the singletrack about 10 yards in front of me. He took a quick look, and turned down the trail in front of me where he ran the same line I was on for about 50 yards before cutting into the brush.

    That was one of most memorable things I've seen on a bike. Never had the change to chase a big cat again, and likely never will !

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    Ansel?

    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
    ..this guy...
    LMAO!

    The next Ansel Adams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger
    Glad your ok... around what time was the encounter? I always ride Brown and I had an encounter as well but at that time it was at the bottom of Prieto. The reason I ask for the time is because my theory is if I start my ride at 7am by then hoping this carnivores had their breakfast already since it will be too hot to hunt in the middle of the day.
    Last week as i was heading down Prieto I was trailing something either a bear or this lion. The paw prints was evident until the 2nd creek crossing I didnt know if I should go faster but i was afraid i might catch up to it and ambush my arse. Ive been thinking of mounting a cowbell to maybe spook any of these animals in advance. Any of you guys carry bear spray or knives to have sometype of protection?

    10:00 am
    I suppose he had brunch by then
    I'm carrying a bell, a whistle, a knife, and pepper spray on my bars
    screw the weight issue

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    DO NOT RUN FROM A LION. Back away from it slowly, but only if you can do so safely. Running may stimulate a lion's instinct to chase and attack. Face the lion and stand upright. Make eye contact. And lastly, DO NOT BEND OR CROUCH OVER; DO ALL YOU CAN TO APPEAR LARGER. A person squatting or bending over looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal. Raise your arms. Open your jacket, if you're wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can grab without crouching down or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a large voice. IF ATTACKED, FGHT BACK. Try to stay on your feet if a lion attacks you. Lions have been driven off by prey that fights back.
    DJ, "Because I'm sure the world need's more dudes stalking the woods stoned out of their mind carrying a deadly weapon."

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    All us Brown, El P, Merril, Red Box, Chilao, Burton, Strawberry Peak riding mofo's need to ride in pairs and with no headphones (can hear what the heck is going on). You'll be jammin out to Britney Spears, next thing you know you got the wind knocked out of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoner
    All us Brown, El P, Merril, Red Box, Chilao, Burton, Strawberry Peak riding mofo's need to ride in pairs and with no headphones (can hear what the heck is going on). You'll be jammin out to Britney Spears, next thing you know you got the wind knocked out of you!

    I ride in that area usally alone and with my IPOD. I'm a rolling mountain lion buffet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouse jockey
    This One? Taken just above JPL. Looks PO'd.

    cougar jpl.jpg

    that would be the one
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    Originally Posted by jet429
    I carry a folding pocket knife in my camelbak whenever i ride. Never know when you'll need it so it won't hurt to carry it. Thinking of getting some pepper spray now that i see this topic.

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    Yeah, wait a minute Mr. Lion don't pounce on me from behind without so much as a sound. I have to take my Camelbak off, unzip, dig through the PB&J sandwiches and tools & TP to find my folding pocket knife. I then have to unfold it, get off of my bike and then I will be ready for you to pounce. Oh, and before we do this do you mind if I eat a protein bar?
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    da lion tamer

    he looks like he likes the human food that you may be able too spare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoner
    All us Brown, El P, Merril, Red Box, Chilao, Burton, Strawberry Peak riding mofo's need to ride in pairs and with no headphones (can hear what the heck is going on). You'll be jammin out to Britney Spears, next thing you know you got the wind knocked out of you!

    I was railing down a fire road the other day and came across a hiker with an ipod. My brakes squeal a lot and he did not hear me until I was right up on him. I scared the hell out of his mtn lion snackity-snack ass. Don't wear ipods on trails, folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Dolor
    Why, on godz green Earth does a person go out for a little "re-charge" experience in a nature preserve, and put in what amounts to earplugs for the duration? ........... To me, it is muy estupido.
    I'm with you, bro! I can't think of anything much dumber than shutting off one of your primary sensors while outdoors!

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    I used to wear an IPOD and blast off while riding until recently. I unmounted my bike for some well needed stretch after going up a long hill; I was close to the side of the road, when I took a few steps forward to get ready to jump back on my bike from the corner of my eye I caught something moving by my front wheel. Dammm! a rattler was coiling up, with its head cocked back getting ready to strike. Man I jump back so fast and so far that I almost fell on my back. I took my earphones off and then I heard it. It was mad. That's the last time I rode with my IPOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozzerr1
    I used to wear an IPOD and blast off while riding until recently. I unmounted my bike for some well needed stretch after going up a long hill; I was close to the side of the road, when I took a few steps forward to get ready to jump back on my bike from the corner of my eye I caught something moving by my front wheel. Dammm! a rattler was coiling up, with its head cocked back getting ready to strike. Man I jump back so fast and so far that I almost fell on my back. I took my earphones off and then I heard it. It was mad. That's the last time I rode with my IPOD.
    That would definitely get your attention and get you to drop riding with an IPOD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozzerr1
    I used to wear an IPOD and blast off while riding until recently. I unmounted my bike for some well needed stretch after going up a long hill; I was close to the side of the road, when I took a few steps forward to get ready to jump back on my bike from the corner of my eye I caught something moving by my front wheel. Dammm! a rattler was coiling up, with its head cocked back getting ready to strike. Man I jump back so fast and so far that I almost fell on my back. I took my earphones off and then I heard it. It was mad. That's the last time I rode with my IPOD.
    come on it wasn't that big (about 4 to 5 feet)
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    hello Lion

    Just so you know, the mountain lion was more stealth than a little squirrily assed squirrel darting through the bushes when it "appeared". Though I also dont recommend shutting down your ear-sensors with some ear bud ipod blasting classic rockage.

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    Just moved from Connecticut, Socal wildlife freaks me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NA1NSXR
    Just moved from Connecticut, Socal wildlife freaks me out.
    That was so funny I used it for my new signature. Thank you very much.
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    Had my closest and hopefully last encounter with a mountain lion about 3 hours ago. I was descending upper brown when I saw the reflection of 2 eyes peering at me through the brush. As I got closer I saw that it was a mountain lion and started veering away from him, hoping that he would just watch me ride by. Unfortunately the big cat jumped out of the brush and lunged at me with front paws up in the air. I'm not sure if it was my shouting or my headlight that made him stop and I didn't wait around to find out. I was shouting to my buddy not to come down, but he couldn't hear me. Fortunately, the lion didn't lunge at him. Foolishly or not, we decided to head back up to warn another group of bikers that were at the saddle. Believe it or not, as we were descending, I saw that familiar 2 eye reflection, and sure enough, a mountain lion was laying in the brush about 15 yards from us. Unfortunately, no camera was handy to snap a pic. Fortunately the cat just layed there, and we soon headed down, constanly watching our backs. That was just way too close, so please beware!.

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    holy crap ! how big was the lion ?

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    Looked full grown to me. Bigger than my friends yellow lab which weighs 85#.

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    Did he have my black Fox right side elbow pad on him?

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    Believe it or not that's what probably saved me. The foolish cat mistakenly put the pad on his rear leg which got snagged on a branch causing him to fall short of his potential prey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericliu23
    Had my closest and hopefully last encounter with a mountain lion about 3 hours ago. I was descending upper brown when I saw the reflection of 2 eyes peering at me through the brush. As I got closer I saw that it was a mountain lion and started veering away from him, hoping that he would just watch me ride by. Unfortunately the big cat jumped out of the brush and lunged at me with front paws up in the air. I'm not sure if it was my shouting or my headlight that made him stop and I didn't wait around to find out. I was shouting to my buddy not to come down, but he couldn't hear me. Fortunately, the lion didn't lunge at him. Foolishly or not, we decided to head back up to warn another group of bikers that were at the saddle. Believe it or not, as we were descending, I saw that familiar 2 eye reflection, and sure enough, a mountain lion was laying in the brush about 15 yards from us. Unfortunately, no camera was handy to snap a pic. Fortunately the cat just layed there, and we soon headed down, constanly watching our backs. That was just way too close, so please beware!.
    Jesus Christ I would **** my pants at that sight. Time to rock a bike horn:
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    eric,

    thanks for chasing the cat away for us!
    brian and i appreciated it very much. u should come out every tues and thurs with us. we need good lion bate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phat_Head
    eric,

    thanks for chasing the cat away for us!
    brian and i appreciated it very much. u should come out every tues and thurs with us. we need good lion bate.
    This is why I always like to ride with a slower rider, let them ride bait position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montrose Blur
    Did he have my black Fox right side elbow pad on him?
    i think you left a card on my window the other day. sorry, didnt see an elbow pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montrose Blur
    Did he have my black Fox right side elbow pad on him?
    LOL! Having read your other post and then have it pop up like this...well let's just say I'm easily amused.

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    My favorite saying, "I don't have to be fast, just faster than you." Unfortunately I'm usually the slower guy.

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    Two weeks ago, while coming down the 2nd half of the horse trail, I had 2 berms to hit it before it flatened out & a 100 yds to the road, just as I hit the 1st berm a head popped up on the other side of the berm,{mt lion} I think we scared the hell of each other it went one way I went the other, Yelling , screaming & looking back , about 50 yds further I ran into a trail runner & warned him. Got to Jpl parking lot told some of the people I ride with & they did'nt seem to believe me O well. be careful out there people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericliu23
    Had my closest and hopefully last encounter with a mountain lion about 3 hours ago. I was descending upper brown when I saw the reflection of 2 eyes peering at me through the brush. As I got closer I saw that it was a mountain lion and started veering away from him, hoping that he would just watch me ride by. Unfortunately the big cat jumped out of the brush and lunged at me with front paws up in the air. I'm not sure if it was my shouting or my headlight that made him stop and I didn't wait around to find out. I was shouting to my buddy not to come down, but he couldn't hear me. Fortunately, the lion didn't lunge at him. Foolishly or not, we decided to head back up to warn another group of bikers that were at the saddle. Believe it or not, as we were descending, I saw that familiar 2 eye reflection, and sure enough, a mountain lion was laying in the brush about 15 yards from us. Unfortunately, no camera was handy to snap a pic. Fortunately the cat just layed there, and we soon headed down, constanly watching our backs. That was just way too close, so please beware!.
    where???
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    I'm new to the site. Where is Brown mountain/JPL located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    where???
    the sighting was just below the saddle on brown.

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