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    Noble mountain kitty

    Looks like while we weren't on the trail last Thursday someone else was!!...

    For scale the green book is 5 inches long. Pics courtesy of Nik.

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    Wow, looks like we're not the only ones that take advantage of the nice singletrack out there.

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    Cool.
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    Ok, that's it. I'm shaving the back of my head and painting a mean scary face on it.

    Ah, better idea inspired my military jet technology: Attach a live rabbit to the back of your bike just under your seat. A quick-release dropping mechanism has a lever on the handlebar. When you notice the big cat chasing you down the trail, drop the rabbit. The cat will of course be attracted too the more familiar and easily caught prey while you pedal on.
    What kind of bike?​ I don'​t know,​ I'm not a bike scien​tist.

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    Was that a Bobcat?
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    Yikes!

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    way cool and scary too
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Anybody else notice something a little bit off with pictures 2 and 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    Anybody else notice something a little bit off with pictures 2 and 3?
    Haven't you ever heard of the dreaded two legged mountain lion?

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    C'mon... you mean to tell me that you've never seen wild cats roam on their hind legs?



    In reality, a three inch paw print is correct sizing for a Mountain Lion. The entry and exit areas of the print are correct, but this set of prints are missing the trailing set (rear foot prints). Normally, you would see the front paw print (large) with a second smaller print (rear) either just behind, or partially on top.

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    I may have to venture down there soon to seek out the mysterious biped mountain lion...I've seen our two housecats walk around on their hind feet as I'm about to feed them but I would still pay to see a full sized mountain lion do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    Anybody else notice something a little bit off with pictures 2 and 3?
    It's possible it was being held at gunpoint...


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    Mountain lions put their front and rear paws in the exact same locations, hence why you only see the tracks you do.

    DHidiot, you've chosen an appropriate moniker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahMa
    Mountain lions put their front and rear paws in the exact same locations, hence why you only see the tracks you do.

    DHidiot, you've chosen an appropriate moniker.
    Hilarious!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    It's possible it was being held at gunpoint...

    Harbl......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahMa
    Mountain lions put their front and rear paws in the exact same locations, hence why you only see the tracks you do.

    DHidiot, you've chosen an appropriate moniker.
    classic............
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahMa
    Mountain lions put their front and rear paws in the exact same locations, hence why you only see the tracks you do.

    DHidiot, you've chosen an appropriate moniker.
    BrahMa is correct on this one. Foxes are also guilty of this. Accept Foxes walk in an exact straight line, one paw in front of the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrahMa
    Mountain lions put their front and rear paws in the exact same locations, hence why you only see the tracks you do.

    DHidiot, you've chosen an appropriate moniker.
    I think you might be thinking of elephants on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    BrahMa is correct on this one. ...
    I've heard this, too. I think it is generally true of most cats, when they walk. It's an adaptation that helps them to be quiet when they move. They pick a spot to put the front foot, then put the hind foot on that same spot as they move forward.

    On the other hand, when they run, they put all four feet down pretty close together, then stretch and spring. In this case, there will be quite a distance between sets of prints.

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