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    Bobcat or cougar?

    Calero Park trails in South San Jose last week.

    hmm..... sorry about the iphone photos.












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    You have to ask which one it is? Here kitty kitty kitty

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    Adult Cougar - The long tail is one indicator

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    Wow! I would love to see that......from a safe distance.

    I read last week that the Marin County Open Space thinks there are only 1 or maybe 2 cats active in Marin. Seems conservative to me. They are out there!
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    Definitely a mountain line.

    That tail is 100%



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    Mountain Lion.

    This is a Bobcat:
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    Quote Originally Posted by etuck View Post
    Wow! I would love to see that......from a safe distance.

    I read last week that the Marin County Open Space thinks there are only 1 or maybe 2 cats active in Marin. Seems conservative to me. They are out there!
    Yeah, that's Marin BS.

    Notice on the second photo the cougar was headed for him. These were taken with an iphone so you know it was spitting distance.
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    Uh, if it has a BOBBED TAIL, it's a BOBcat.

    It it doesn't, it's a mountain lion. One will kill you, the other won't. One averages 150lbs for males, the other 21lbs.
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    A cougar named Bob?

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    Guys, this is a bobcat so that is definitely a lion!
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    Bobcat? hahahahaha. There are a ton of lions all over the coast. Large, segmented, hairy scat that turns greyish/whitish is lion poop. It is everywhere. Check out some of the wildlife cam ppl on IG - it's incredible.

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    I pooped

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    Far more kitties in Marin, they are trying not to scare people. Nice photos by the way!

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    For all of you taking the title so seriously. Iím pretty sure FC knows the difference between the two cat species. FC you need to include a emoji in the future on some of these things. Way too much joking taken seriously on here.

    Pretty sure you were prompted to joke as a mis-identification of a lion to a Bobcat with so many sightings and blurry distant photos yet these photos are as clear and as close as ever on what the species is, itís a Raccoon me thinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    For all of you taking the title so seriously. Iím pretty sure FC knows the difference between the two cat species. FC you need to include a emoji in the future on some of these things. Way too much joking taken seriously on here.

    Pretty sure you were prompted to joke as a mis-identification of a lion to a Bobcat with so many sightings and blurry distant photos yet these photos are as clear and as close as ever on what the species is, itís a Raccoon me thinks.
    Yessir!!!

    I'm a student of mountain lion sightings and this one is breathtaking. Usually there are NO photos. Or there are bigfoot style photo from 500 yards away. These are straight up, right there.

    The photographer said... "if you see a cougar, it has already decided not to eat you." He was right but he said first sighting for him in 30 years riding around there.
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    This thing is so Alpha!Bobcat or cougar?-1-screen-shot-2019-10-23-9.42.44-am.jpg
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    C'mon. fc. Lookit that long tail. That's one unhappy mountain lion. Steer clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Yessir!!!

    I'm a student of mountain lion sightings and this one is breathtaking. Usually there are NO photos. Or there are bigfoot style photo from 500 yards away. These are straight up, right there.
    I as well, a student of all things wildlife. Mountain Lions being an intriguing species ever since I was a tadpole.

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    And that would be correct, thatís a big ole Tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I as well, a student of all things wildlife. Mountain Lions being an intriguing species ever since I was a tadpole.



    And that would be correct, thatís a big ole Tom.
    But who will bag his poop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    C'mon. fc. Lookit that long tail. That's one unhappy mountain lion. Steer clear.
    looks like a shadow. Or a schlong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    But who will bag his poop!
    unbagged poop ftw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    looks like a shadow. Or a schlong.
    Dood...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    looks like a shadow. Or a schlong.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    That thars a bobcouger, if ever I've seen one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
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    Looks really, really hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Calero Park trails in South San Jose last week.


    Some horseback riders stopped me a few weeks ago and told me they just had seen one in that same area (near the picnic table near the bottom of Chisnatuk). Horses usually get nervous and alert the rider before the rider ever sees it. I use a timber bell when riding there to avoid any unpleasantness. That one is impressive.

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    Cool video! My 'hood needs some of that to keep the deer population down.

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    You can tell between Bobcat or cougar? by petting them. If you loose an arm its a cougar, if you loose a finger its a bobcat

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    The best wildlife action happens on your own front porch, if you just have a camera!
    That was pretty quick.....

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    Bobcats are smally scruffy motherfŁckers resembling the equivalent of homeless people. Unless you are 4'11", you need not worry about bobcats. Cougars, on the other hand, well, promise her a backrub, white wine, and sushi, and she might just purr for you.
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    Or, cubs chillin' on the patio....
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    And a Cougar sleeping in a tree...
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    Quote Originally Posted by andytiedye View Post
    Looks really, really hungry.
    never seen one that didn't LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
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    Such great pics, for on the fly. Didn't care about you at all. Worries me to see them in daylight. Usually early morning or late evening.

    Seen many bobcats, 2 lol both looked like large house cats.

    Your kitty bitchen, lucky we dont taste good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notb View Post
    Some horseback riders stopped me a few weeks ago and told me they just had seen one in that same area (near the picnic table near the bottom of Chisnatuk). Horses usually get nervous and alert the rider before the rider ever sees it. I use a timber bell when riding there to avoid any unpleasantness. That one is impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leaguerider View Post
    You can tell between Bobcat or cougar? by petting them. If you loose an arm its a cougar, if you loose a finger its a bobcat
    You are the best. The other idea is to take it home for a bath and see how far you get.
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    Account from the photographer

    ď

    The photographer said, "It was scary, but more after the fact. It stood there for a long time looking at me and it wasn't responding at all to my attempts to scare it off. When it started to move, I got really scared, but it didn't approach and just moved off to the side into the brush again."
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Can they be trained to go after porch thieves instead of deer? Would be a win-win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    You are the best. The other idea is to take it home for a bath and see how far you get.
    Yeah, just put it in your backseat. Even better if small family member sitting there to keep it company.
    https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/n...t-to-her-child

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Account from the photographer

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    The photographer said, "It was scary, but more after the fact. It stood there for a long time looking at me and it wasn't responding at all to my attempts to scare it off. When it started to move, I got really scared, but it didn't approach and just moved off to the side into the brush again.
    Not many moments qualify but I would say that one qualifies as an ďoh shit momentĒ.

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    Yeah, just put it in your backseat. Even better if small family member sitting there to keep it company.
    https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/n...t-to-her-child
    Lol, yep, that was in my local news about a month ago. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.
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    That thing looks like it kills and eats whatever it wants!

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    I'm riding JNT for a while.......
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    I think about big cats being there every time I ride Calero. I'd rather not have the visual proof.

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    would this be a good time to mention a Dig Day coming up in Calero? ;-)

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    A friend saw my post and he said he saw a Cougar at Calero on Oct. 9.

    Same one? Said they surprised each other on the singletrack, it looked at him and trotted into the bushes.Bobcat or cougar?-screen-shot-2019-10-24-8.47.45-am.png

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    Great shots but Iím going to say thatís a different lion. The first cat had serious body mass. A large Tom, this one looks smaller to me and more streamlined. A possible female or younger male.

    I know some will come back with the large territory a cat needs and that it must be the same cat. Some large Tom cats go from territory to to territory killing younger smaller males and mating with the females in that territory, then move on. Thatís what Iím thinking the large one is in the original photo, a rogue Tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_sbay View Post
    Yeah, just put it in your backseat. Even better if small family member sitting there to keep it company.
    https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/n...t-to-her-child
    Man. That was almost a case of retroactive natural selection!

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    Thanks for the reports, guys.

    On Sat, 10/26, a coworker was hiking in the area of Darren_K's photos and encountered what was presumably the same lion:

    "On Chisnantuk trail, I was spooked by a large mountain lion on the trail up ahead of me that didnít want to move off the trail, so I backtracked to Cottle and Serpentine."

    I shot a note to parks staff, given the lack of fear displayed.

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    Cougar, deer, coyote

    In no particular order. Especially check out the buck at 2:00.

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    Not from one of their cameras but great stuff just the same. Contest to see who knows which of Coe's springs this is at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel~ View Post
    Thanks for the reports, guys.

    On Sat, 10/26, a coworker was hiking in the area of Darren_K's photos and encountered what was presumably the same lion:

    "On Chisnantuk trail, I was spooked by a large mountain lion on the trail up ahead of me that didnít want to move off the trail, so I backtracked to Cottle and Serpentine."

    I shot a note to parks staff, given the lack of fear displayed.

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    What is strange and unusual is that it has no fear if humans. Itís walking on the trails at daytime.

    Thatís not normal. Thatís why thereís so many sightings of this one.

    Wonder what is going on.
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    It's big, a bit old, and it just goes where it wants to go. Plus, even when hungry, big cats like that are always looking to add to their prey cache, and keep it safe from coyotes and such.

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