Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 53
  1. #1
    3 "fiddy" for short
    Reputation: be350ka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,741

    Mountain Lion Sighting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just wanted to let everyone know in the Central PA area that a mountain lion has been spotted in the Lingle Valley area of the Seven Mountains. It was spotted last night Oct. 28 while spotting for deer. I was not the one that saw it, but one of the two men that did see it was a contracted employee of the state of Wyoming for many years as a wilderness/wildlife field helper. He spent A LOT of time in the wilderness of Wyoming and has seen his fair share of mountain lions. So, needless to say, he is a very credible source.

    The exact location (looking at a Purple Lizard Map) is where the Coopers Gap road meets the Lingle Valley road. More specifically, (as it was described to me) close to where the Indian trail meets the Coopers Gap road.

    When the lion was spotted it was on the side of the road. The person holding the spotlight put the light on the "object" it, and I quote "leaped 12 feet or so onto the bank and was gone." It was described as being 4 to 5 feet long with a 4 foot tail. Again, all of this information came from a man who had dealt with mt. lions in the past for several years in the wilderness of Wyoming.

    I just thought everyone would like to know. Keep your eyes open and be careful!

  2. #2
    ^ The Trail Starts Here ^
    Reputation: Proformance Cycle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    829
    SHOOT IT!

    We can't have those things running around where we ride! If we kill "ALL" of them we will have safe places to ride!

    Kill, Kill, Kill, Kill

    Bad Kitty
    Proformance Cycle
    proformance58@cs.com

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    538
    sorry to dissapoint you nate, but that was me in my halloween costume.

    cool that you saw one out there, now i know i won't ride it alone.

    i have to dissapoint everyone here equally, so let it be known for the record that the costume is also bulletproof.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    11
    what a rare sighting! awesome! I would love to see one in the wild. road trip this weekend!

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MonolithicX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    77
    Also sighted; Sasquatch, Santa, and the Tooth Fairy.
    "Now the Wissahiccon is of so remarkable a loveliness that, were it flowing in England, it would be the theme of every bard, and the common topic of every tongue..." - Edgar Allan Poe

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    497
    Shoot it! (Preferably while videotaping it) There is a $4000 bounty for a mountain lion carcass in PA.
    For those not following the debate, the PGC's official position is that there has not been a mountain lion in PA in more than 50 years.
    There's also a $10k bounty for evidence of anyone illegally re-introducing them to PA.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    624
    So to prove there is one in PA, the PGC wants you to shoot it?!
    We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

    www.mtbnj.com

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    135
    Quote Originally Posted by GT_guy
    Shoot it! (Preferably while videotaping it) There is a $4000 bounty for a mountain lion carcass in PA.
    For those not following the debate, the PGC's official position is that there has not been a mountain lion in PA in more than 50 years.
    There's also a $10k bounty for evidence of anyone illegally re-introducing them to PA.
    The PGC does not stock mountain lions. If there is a mountain lion in PA, it was at one time someone's pet that they let go or escaped.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    497
    Quote Originally Posted by Neen
    So to prove there is one in PA, the PGC wants you to shoot it?!
    Not the PGC, but opponents of their policies.
    More information on the bounty, sightings, etc. here.

  10. #10
    ^ The Trail Starts Here ^
    Reputation: Proformance Cycle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    829
    To all:

    I told you we have to kill it!

    So if I shoot it and bring it to the GC I get 4000 dollars? Who knows where I shot it?

    Remember I enter Bass Tournaments with the Biggest Bass already duct tapped to the bottom of the Boat. I cruise around the lake for a while then gett'er weighed.

    I "WIN" all the time!

    More at 11!
    Proformance Cycle
    proformance58@cs.com

  11. #11
    ganginwood
    Reputation: ganginwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    481

    i don't buy it.

    i've heard this ridiculous claim for years. for as much as i'm in the woods, my friends are in the woods, their friends are in the woods, etc... etc.....etc..... and in an age of digital everything, cell phones that take pictures, digital cameras (which evryboday has), hunters that use in fra red cameras mounted to trees that take pics of anything that walks by, why don't we have proof. dude, i'm not even talking about a picture or a carcuss. show me at least a track. just one track.

    i can list a few other things that managed to fly under technology's radar:
    lochness
    yetti
    big foot
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Aswell
    the 5th poster, ganginwoods, is correct

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    15
    I too have seen a mountain lion in PA, other (very few) people I know have as well. It was over 5 years ago in the quehanna area. Only one time, for a very brief moment, haven't seen or heard of any for a long time though. No BS, too big to be any other wildcat.

  13. #13
    I bike long tyme.
    Reputation: Secace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,099
    Man, I totally believe you saw one in the Quehanna area. That place is definitely enormous and remote enough to house a small population of the cats. I don't see any reason why PA shouldn't have them here and there. They see them down in Snowshoe, WV all the time and with nothing but a nice, steady chain of desolate mountains leading straight into PA from there, it only makes sense they travel the game paths north.
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

  14. #14
    Pabst Blue Ribbon lover
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    24
    I can't find a cheap Zaskar, but people are seeing mountain lions.....
    It's armageddon......
    "I am the devil. And I'm here to do the devil's work"

  15. #15
    ganginwood
    Reputation: ganginwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    481

    again....

    everyone has a camera, everyone now is claiming to see one, and yet not one sign of proof. i'm not saying i'm sold on the notion that we don't have these cats in PA. all i'm saying is prove it.
    some guy who used to work for the forest service claiming he saw one is not proof.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Aswell
    the 5th poster, ganginwoods, is correct

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    538
    yeah, sure. which one of us here is quicker getting out the camera than a lion getting out of sight?

    prove it you say? for thousands of years, reputable eyewitness accounts were considered proof. now we have camera phones (which under the given circumstances would most likely not even be able to capture a suitable image) and everyone needs it "proven" to them. did your mother neglect to teach you the lesson about trusting someone if you don't have a reason not to?

    "you want me to put it on your item action list?"

  17. #17
    3 "fiddy" for short
    Reputation: be350ka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,741
    There will always be naysayers. It is very easy to discount someone behind the computer screen, but a face to face encounter with the witness may *prove* different. I can see ganginwoods point about the game cameras, but the camera phone is quite a stretch. Another thing to consider is that the population of these animals is no where near others in the forest. So, yes random sightings may happen, but frequent encounters probably wont.

    Just like bobcats, the lion is very aware of its environment. They, like many other animals in the forest, DONT want to be seen. I myself have a game camera and have used it many times to scout for deer in areas that I know there is a population. On more than one occasion I have been skunked, out witted, duped. Remember, we are on their turf and they can sense when things are not right.

    Several years ago in the Pine Grove Mills area a hunter took a plaster of paris mold of a large "cat" print. It was taken to a PGC officer for examination and was discounted as a bobcat print. Bobcat, maybe, lion, maybe??? Two winters ago there was an article in the local news paper about a group of hikers finding very large cat prints in the snow in the Black Mo area. They were interviewed to tell their story.

    So, yes there has been a lot of exposure to the lion debate, but blindly discounting numerous encounters seems premature. I guess your proof has yet to surface, but the above examples of sightings or signs is a start.

  18. #18
    ganginwood
    Reputation: ganginwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    481
    dude, i'm not trying to fight with anyone. i could really care less. asking for proof isn't exactly insulting anybody. it just seems to be impossible for anyone regarding this claim. people incorrectly identify things all the time. milk snakes for copperheads, hawks for eagles, bobcats for a mountain lions, etc.....
    people even get shot in the woods because hunters "think" they saw a big buck. i recieved an email last year of a mountain lion sighting in colley. it even had a picture attached. turns out the same image was in an email for colorado residents. kind of like the 12 foot rattlesnake found in potter county. so when i hear that someone saw something that they "think" looked like something else, asking for proof or clarification seems par for the course.

    for the record, i'd love to see a lion in my neck of the woods. i just don't think its going to happen. and now with the ease of superimposing digital images, it will be much harder to prove the validity of the image even if we do get a pic. i do have a picture of a mountain lion that i took (not in pa) and i have a pic of 2 bobcats running away from me that i took last year. they were about the same size as the lion. i'll see if i can locate them to scan into the computer and post to this thread. i only know the 2 cats were bobcats because they were very close to me (10 feet) before i snapped the picture. otherwise, they could have been very easily misidentified, even without the tail.
    -kevin
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Aswell
    the 5th poster, ganginwoods, is correct

  19. #19
    3 "fiddy" for short
    Reputation: be350ka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,741
    Quote Originally Posted by ganginwood
    dude, i'm not trying to fight with anyone. i could really care less. asking for proof isn't exactly insulting anybody. it just seems to be impossible for anyone regarding this claim. people incorrectly identify things all the time. milk snakes for copperheads, hawks for eagles, bobcats for a mountain lions, etc.....
    people even get shot in the woods because hunters "think" they saw a big buck. i recieved an email last year of a mountain lion sighting in colley. it even had a picture attached. turns out the same image was in an email for colorado residents. kind of like the 12 foot rattlesnake found in potter county. so when i hear that someone saw something that they "think" looked like something else, asking for proof or clarification seems par for the course.

    for the record, i'd love to see a lion in my neck of the woods. i just don't think its going to happen. and now with the ease of superimposing digital images, it will be much harder to prove the validity of the image even if we do get a pic. i do have a picture of a mountain lion that i took (not in pa) and i have a pic of 2 bobcats running away from me that i took last year. they were about the same size as the lion. i'll see if i can locate them to scan into the computer and post to this thread. i only know the 2 cats were bobcats because they were very close to me (10 feet) before i snapped the picture. otherwise, they could have been very easily misidentified, even without the tail.
    -kevin
    You make some good points. Take no offense to my previous post. All Im trying to say is that a claim was made by a credible source. The average Joe driving his wifes soccer mom SUV making this claim might be a little less credible than that of the witness in this case who has no doubt seen his fair share of bobcats and Lions. We will see! Maybe there was a lion that night. Then again, maybe they were mistaken. I will believe the source since I have no reason, nor the expertise, to dispute his claim. In any case guys, keep alert and get out there and enjoy the woods in what is IMO the best time of the year!!!!!!

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    158

    I saw pics

    About 2 years one of our office staff brought in a black and white photo that a neighbor had taken with one of those wildlife cams. It was dated and was definitely a mountain lion. This was taken in the Laurel Highlands.

  21. #21
    Nice no rass
    Reputation: Too Rass Goat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    682
    Quote Originally Posted by drnich
    About 2 years one of our office staff brought in a black and white photo that a neighbor had taken with one of those wildlife cams. It was dated and was definitely a mountain lion. This was taken in the Laurel Highlands.
    There are occasionally sightings around 7S. The most recent was this Summer around dusk on North Face. Prior to that was last Winter, early morning on the golf course. They are definitely around.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    18
    Proof there are some even in Central Park
    Last edited by CNorton76; 10-31-2006 at 09:17 PM.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    538
    oops! my bad if i sounded vehement there. really, it just seemed to me that the naysaying has a very palpable sense of finality to it. and well, that these animals are out there is so full of possabilities.

    i used to agree with you nate, but my joints can't stand fall any longer. makes me sad. which reminds me, i need to call you.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dwnhlldav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,027
    My question is why do we want to kil lthem? The deer population in this state is out of control, they could use a few more predators.
    Disclaimer: I no longer fix bikes for a living.
    National Ski Patroller to feed my winter habit.

  25. #25
    ^ The Trail Starts Here ^
    Reputation: Proformance Cycle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    829
    To all:

    I saw 3 Alligators in the Francis Slocum Park last night on a night ride. We were all riding singlespeeds so we might have been confused a bit!
    Proformance Cycle
    proformance58@cs.com

  26. #26
    3 "fiddy" for short
    Reputation: be350ka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,741
    Quote Originally Posted by Proformance Cycle
    To all:

    I saw 3 Alligators in the Francis Slocum Park last night on a night ride. We were all riding singlespeeds so we might have been confused a bit!

    SINGLESPEEDS?????? Yup, you're confused!!!!!!!!!

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Grumpy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    734
    There was purported sighting about 4 weeks ago near Palmertown.

    Also the Mountain Lion is a protected species. So not only is there not a legal "bounty" on them, shooting one would net you an arrest as well as a hefty fine and likely jail time as it would be a violation of both state and federal law. (The tree hugger types would no doubt cry out for capitol punishment)

    Rabid coyote killed near Blue Marsh - Don't stop to pet the predators

    http://www.outdoortalknetwork.com/art295.html

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    225

    Milk coming out o my nose...

    [QUOTE=bighitdon]sorry to dissapoint you nate, but that was me in my halloween costume.

    Thanks, I needed that tonight!

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    225

    Stop... Please...

    Quote Originally Posted by MonolithicX
    Also sighted; Sasquatch, Santa, and the Tooth Fairy.
    Sides splitting open, can't get air,... must stop laughing but can't.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,395

    Live with it...

    There are lions crawling around Boulder all the time, in fact, one was trapped last weekend and sent to Purgatory..umm...Wyoming (HA!) because it had decided to live in a play fort a kid had built in his backyard. The odds of being attacked by a lion are much smaller than the odds of winning $10 million in a lottery.

    I've seen them several times, always running away. They generally want nothing to do with you.

    If you see one, follow the usual rules (http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/index.ph...1016#meet_lion)

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    538
    downhill dave, you obviously have no freaking idea what you are talking about with regards to the deer population in this state.

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    9
    I agree

  33. #33
    Freshly Fujified
    Reputation: Call_me_Clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    8,200

    Not enough deer in PA?

    Quote Originally Posted by bighitdon
    downhill dave, you obviously have no freaking idea what you are talking about with regards to the deer population in this state.
    Is the population threatened overall? I know that in metropolitan areas their habitat is being devastated. Does this have an impact to the point of them becoming endangered as a result?
    'If Wal-Mart sold parachutes, who would jump?' Frank Havnoonian (quoting his father) Drexel Hill Cyclery

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    484
    i saw one.it had a teraflex and it was a 2 stroke.at least it had a spark arrestor.

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    538
    i'm not even 30 yet, and i see about one deer to every ten i saw as a child. and that isn't even close to the number the previous generation saw as children. but hey, so long as we keep popping out babies and building them houses, who cares about woods or wildlife.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    484
    and do not forget shopping malls.no mountainbikes and dirt bikes.that's bad.everything else good and doesn't effect wildlife.

  37. #37
    ^ The Trail Starts Here ^
    Reputation: Proformance Cycle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    829
    Quote Originally Posted by mxer
    and do not forget shopping malls.no mountainbikes and dirt bikes.that's bad.everything else good and doesn't effect wildlife.
    The hunters have a deal to feed the deer McDonalds food so they get fat and easier to shoot!

    The Hamburgler speaks!

    Mxer likes those big noisy 4 strokes to death!

    Tee..........hee
    Proformance Cycle
    proformance58@cs.com

  38. #38
    Freshly Fujified
    Reputation: Call_me_Clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    8,200

    Bummer

    Quote Originally Posted by bighitdon
    i'm not even 30 yet, and i see about one deer to every ten i saw as a child. and that isn't even close to the number the previous generation saw as children. but hey, so long as we keep popping out babies and building them houses, who cares about woods or wildlife.
    I'm 43 and I haven't noticed a difference. Where do you live, Don?

    I know here in the Philly 'burbs development has really taken a toll on their habitat. With that said, they seem to be prolific enough that I see them every day. Given the amount of wilderness throughout the state as a whole, I would guess that the population isn't as dire as you portray it to be. I'm not trying to be argumentative, just giving my own experience and opinion as it relates to the subject at hand. I could be way off....

    Bob
    'If Wal-Mart sold parachutes, who would jump?' Frank Havnoonian (quoting his father) Drexel Hill Cyclery

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,108
    I'd like to see somebody shoot one and try to collect this "bounty." My guess is that the fines you incur are more than the $4000 bounty. So...shoot it, you'll have to drag it out of the woods, give it to the game commision, and pay fines. After all that, you'll get a free vacation to the state prison of the judge's choice. BTW...mountain lions are protected animals.

    Quote Originally Posted by GT_guy
    Shoot it! (Preferably while videotaping it) There is a $4000 bounty for a mountain lion carcass in PA.
    For those not following the debate, the PGC's official position is that there has not been a mountain lion in PA in more than 50 years.
    There's also a $10k bounty for evidence of anyone illegally re-introducing them to PA.

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1

    Mountain Lion......

    Evidence of Mountain Lions in PA. You people that don't think they exist in PA in some extent are just being slightly ignorant. I spotted a Mountain lion in Tionesta when i was 14. I never told anyone until the mountain lion video tape that a Pennsylvanian took in the great state of PA. I know what i saw....really don't care if people believe me or not. Whether or not this could have been a released pet is up in the air. Personally i believe someone is probably illegally re introducing them into the PA wilderness. Then again....I'm not scientist...but when they say they shot that last PA mountain lion in Buck County in 1874. Do we really know for sure a small amount didn't survive? If you ever spot something so exciting, but frightening at the same time, a camera is the last thing your thinking about. I'm 28 now, and it took me 14 years before i told anyone because i knew a bunch of ignorant a$$holes would be telling me i was seeing things. Believe it or not. Safe riding guys!

  41. #41
    ganginwood
    Reputation: ganginwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    481
    Quote Originally Posted by Superjut
    I spotted a Mountain lion in Tionesta when i was 14. I never told anyone until the mountain lion video tape that a Pennsylvanian took in the great state of PA.
    i was unaware of a video tape in pennsylvania that is recognized by anyone as "an official" sighting of a lion. where is the video and how did they prove it is from pa?

    as for this thread,,,,if you looked on the next page in the archives of this forum, you would have come to the book of genesis.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Aswell
    the 5th poster, ganginwoods, is correct

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation: keith13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    353
    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit
    There are lions crawling around Boulder all the time, in fact, one was trapped last weekend and sent to Purgatory..umm...Wyoming (HA!) because it had decided to live in a play fort a kid had built in his backyard. The odds of being attacked by a lion are much smaller than the odds of winning $10 million in a lottery.

    I've seen them several times, always running away. They generally want nothing to do with you.

    If you see one, follow the usual rules (http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/index.ph...1016#meet_lion)
    I grew up in Pittsburgh and I have been living in Colorado now for 5 years. Mt lions are seen all of the time out here and in the past 5 years of mt biking, hiking, snow shoeing, 4 wheeling and camping I have yet to see one here myself, I have seen a few bears though. Anyway whats the BFD and why is it most people are either skeptical about the sighting or seem to be joking about killing a Mt Lion if there is one? like I said if I have not seen one in 5 years where there is alot of evidence that they exist here I don't think its out of the question that one exist in PA even though sightings are almost unheard of, I say live and let live.
    2007'ish Heckler and 2006 Chameleon
    If anyone needs the help of a prototype/custom machinist let me know.

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: keith13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    353
    wow I just noticed how old this thread was!!!
    2007'ish Heckler and 2006 Chameleon
    If anyone needs the help of a prototype/custom machinist let me know.

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    114
    Interesting none the less! I hike and ride quite a bit out here in Western Pa and I always wondered about mountain lions. Regardless of whether they are really in the state or not, it is good to be aware of it.

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    794
    This is the same bull **** we get in Ohio only in Ohio it's bears and timber rattlesnakes.

    People say timber rattlers are bing reintroduced and all other nonsense and people say there is no way bears or timber rattlesnakes are in OH.

    I remember once a black bear crossed the OH river and went into my home town and the cops were chasing it in the woods. It's a large area of wilderness everywhere and who is to say in isolated mountain valleys a mountain lion habitat couldn't exist? Chain together a span of isolated mountain areas and a population could migrate into PA from WV or MD. It's not far fetched.

    Hell I can remember as kids coming across timber rattlesnakes in western NY and everyone saying we were crazy. Sorry don't think common watersnakes have a rattle and poise in an S shape position when you walk up on them.

    To the nay sayers, have your opinion but don't be ignorant about nature. Nature adapts and if we put a housing division in some animals will stay but others will migrate.

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jugdish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    3,240
    "Kill them"- weak sauce.
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    172
    "Kill them"- very weak sauce. Mountain lions undoubtedly roam the east coast. They may not be in large numbers, or be recognized by any government sanctioned organization, but they are out there. To think that they have been totally eradicated is ignorant and slightly arrogant. We should embrace these amazing creatures not try to destroy them. Some people are such pussies, be afraid of the streams of SUVs getting 8 gallons to the mile, not an elusive kitty cat.

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    5
    Kitty cat? Hardly. While I haven't had any sightings locally, I have had more than my fair share of mountain lion stories living out West to make me think anything but cute-and-cuddly. For the most part, the mountain lions (especially smaller ones) keep to themselves and keep out of sight. The bigger ones and the ones that have had close contact with humans are the ones to be very careful of. Once one of these cats lose their healthy respect for humans as predators, they become exceptionally dangerous.

    Whether or not you think they exist in your neck of the woods or not, take precautions when you're out in the woods.

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cyrix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    735
    Quote Originally Posted by ganginwood
    i was unaware of a video tape in pennsylvania that is recognized by anyone as "an official" sighting of a lion. where is the video and how did they prove it is from pa?

    as for this thread,,,,if you looked on the next page in the archives of this forum, you would have come to the book of genesis.
    Don't worry. I just let Mr. Whiskers out for a bit. Yeah he's kind of fat....but be nice to him. He's vicious.
    "Solution to two of the world's problems: Feed the homeless to the hungry."

  50. #50
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jugdish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    3,240
    Quote Originally Posted by pinknugget
    "Kill them"- very weak sauce.
    Some people are such pussies, be afraid of the streams of SUVs getting 8 gallons to the mile, not an elusive kitty cat.
    Word. If you are that afraid of the naturally occurring predators that you may encounter while out riding perhaps you should stay on the couch. A healthy respect, yes. Pissing your pants scared enough to want to kill them, pathetic.
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •