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    Roadkill cougar

    Spotted this poor guy on the shoulder of Hwy 8 just east of Viejas.
    About 6' tip to tip and I'd guess under 100 pounds.

    Such a beautiful and dangerous animal. I can't help but feel very sad...
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    Yep, definitely a bobcat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj
    Yep, definitely a bobcat...
    Funny, it doesn't look like a bobcat?...
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    I can't believe the driver didn't stop to help it.
    Once I had hit a huge rottweiler and after it finished somersaulting through the air, it got up and ran in the woods off the side of the road. My friend was like “Hey, aren’t you gonna go see if it’s ok?” Maybe I’ve read too many Peter Hathaway Capstick safari hunting books about following up on lions and Cape buffalo that ran off into the scrub after an errant shot. Ain’t no way I’m chasing a wounded rottweiler into the woods in the dark. Driver was probably scared to death to get out of their car.
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    That sucks! But there is nothing wrong with picking it up and keeping the skin, or have a full body mount. If you dont pick it up someone else will. Road kill is free for the taking and such an awesome creature shouldn't be disguarded as trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    That sucks! But there is nothing wrong with picking it up and keeping the skin, or have a full body mount. If you dont pick it up someone else will. Road kill is free for the taking and such an awesome creature shouldn't be disguarded as trash.
    Just make sure it is dead. Can you imagine that thing waking up in your back seat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigred67
    Just make sure it is dead. Can you imagine that thing waking up in your back seat!
    Yeah that could ruin one's day.

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    is that a tag on it's ear? i hope someone called the appropriate agency to report it.

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    yes, she had been tagged. right after taking these shots, I called the chp so that they could report it to the proper peeps. (it was almost midnight...)
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    should have grabbed it. I heard they are tasty.

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    ...the circle of life....

    just came across these on the news page...
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    jeffj Yep, definitely a bobcat...

    Bobcats are way smaller. I think the word you were looking for is Cougar, Puma but not bobcat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmike00
    jeffj Yep, definitely a bobcat...

    Bobcats are way smaller. I think the word you were looking for is Cougar, Puma but not bobcat.
    Nope. You've quoted me incorrectly and taken it completely out of context.

    I definitely meant to say "bobcat", just like I meant to include the winking smiley emoticon immediately following the word "bobcat".

    At any rate, I was referencing an earlier thread where xjbebop posted a photo of an alleged juvenile puma sighting and was being told she was wrong about being a puma and that it was in fact a bobcat.

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    and there you have it. calling me a 'she' is the same as calling that a bobcat, Mr. expert....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
    and there you have it. calling me a 'she' is the same as calling that a bobcat, Mr. expert....

    You mean your avatar is not a likeness of you.... notice the winking dog in my own avatar. Oh, the irony

    And just to make this circle of confusion complete, you've called me "expert"

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    I just finished reading "The beast in the garden", a very good book about mountain lions becomming habitualized to people in wondering into urban areas.

    That is a beautiful animal! It is sad. =/

    JeffJ, ROFL!! I got the inside joke since I had read the other thread. You had me laughing out loud hahaha. good one!


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    A mountain lion ran across the street in front of me on the way to work this morning in Carlsbad just off of El Fuerte Road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudd
    A mountain loin ran across the street in front of me on the way to work this morning in Carlsbad just off of El Fuerte Road.
    Wow, you have to worry about those loins, especially when they're on fire. Hard to control, just ask my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouse jockey
    Wow, you have to worry about those loins, especially when there on fire. Hard to control, just ask my wife.
    Haha...fixed it.
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    Bobcat spotted at Flightline....
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    I hope that bobcat isn't smoothing out that trail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudd
    A mountain lion ran across the street in front of me on the way to work this morning in Carlsbad just off of El Fuerte Road.
    are you serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
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    just came across these on the news page...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmannx
    are you serious ?
    Yep, this morning around 6:45AM. El Fuerte and Gateway. Bressi Ranch area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudd
    Yep, this morning around 6:45AM. El Fuerte and Gateway. Bressi Ranch area.
    damn ! - I live in Rancho Carillo - that's close. I used to see bobcats all the time down in Flightline a couple years ago before all the construction started. I spent many a solo night rides out there. I guess those Mountain Lion warning signs at La Costa are legit. I mean I know there out there but it's still kinda creepy to have a sighting that close to home.

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