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    here kitty kitty...

    this was on the yahoo idaho outdoors group. figured i'd pass it on. more incentive to not be the slowest rider!!

    Hi All,

    Just want to let the group know if they plan to hike around Bogus,
    there are two mountain lions lurking around. Thursday night I
    almost crashed into one of them riding down Eastside. I was flying
    around a bush and there it was, right in the middle of the trail. I
    came within 10 feet of it, before it moved up hill. It only moved
    about 50 feet above me before it turned around and stared back at me
    for about 20 seconds, before heading up and disappearing in the
    brush. The rider behind me also saw the lion, and noted a second
    one about 20 feet to the left. My guess is that it was a mother and
    her youngster.

    I was admiring how beautiful a creature she was. It was probably
    thinking if I was big enough for dinner for two. She was pretty big
    too, about 30% larger than a full grown adult male lab. Light tan,
    with a long tail, white, black and white at the tip.

    If your solo in the area or have a dog, be aware they like to track
    their prey from behind. If you see paw prints without claws, be on
    alert.

    Happy Trails

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    deer kill

    We rode East Side-->Sinker creek-->DB Connector-->Sinker Creek-->East Side yesterday and saw a deer kill along part of the trail. Can't remember which section, but my wife thought it might have been a mountain lion kill, since there was a lot of plucked hair, which mountain lions (and golden eagles) do to their prey. It looked pretty old to me - not sure if anyone else who rides these trails more frequently noticed it and might be able to provide any perspective.

    Two weeks ago, I saw a small black bear on the upper section of Dry Creek...

    Sounds like a pretty cool experience to me, and good advice to keep dogs close (but since lions and bears are hunted, they tend to be afraid of dogs and people, which is not necessarily a bad thing). I'd be more concerned about letting small children tag along behind me on that trail...

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! kitty!

    So, I was out riding the other day - you know, just a short ride - and I went up Kestrel to Bobs to Scotts to the Ridge down Devils Slide over to the Reserve to Lucky Peak to Idaho City over to Grimes Creek to the Owyhees down the Trail that Shall Not Be Named to the top of Bogus and out 8th street.

    I saw this kitty.

    Scared the hell out of me.

    Be careful.
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    Did you find any scat? If you did, did you make certain it was not a chocolate Powerbar? When rolled into a turd shape, chocolate Power Bars can easily be confused with scat. The scat knows. Trust the scat.
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    Well, hello there Kitty!

    We need an informative guide entitled "Who Pooped in the Footies."

    Which is funny because I took a grand growler right off the trail in Wyoming earlier this month. Luckily, I did have the poop shovel with me and some TP. Always be prepared for spackle.

    I hear the coyote scat is extra slippery this year.

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    I usually take a small pistol and fire it in the air every once and a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorless
    I usually take a small pistol and fire it in the air every once and a while.
    this is what makes Idaho great

    I heard a cat early this morning just outside Pocatello (Gibson-Jack trail), which got me thinking about a carbon-fiber shield that hangs from the back of the helmet as an anti-cat-bite device...having most of my ride left, the name I came up with for said device (and apropos for this thread) - the 'Hell-No Kitty'

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    Diving up Bogus last night....I saw what appeared to be a large cat crossing the road....this confirms my suspicion.

    I stopped to take a peek and luckily it wanted nothing to do with me....

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    Dood! I think I saw the same cat on Bogus!! He was sitting on a rock after he crossed the road!

    Lacking a camera, I took the liberty of sketching his likeness, which went a little like this!

    Ack. Pppbbthff.
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    Another cool cat

    I just call this "Hepcat In Foot City."

    Ain't he the ginchiest fream you ever put you peepers on?
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    One time when the Earthpig and I were riding Casino Creek this huge cat jumped out of the sageboosh and ambooshed the Earthpig. He was faced, so he didn't even notice.
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    The Earthpig didn't even see the kitty he rode by in Fruita. He was faced then too.
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    The Earthpig's uncle Winthorp had a really big cat. When the Earthpig was a wee lad he used to have "wrasslin' contests" with the cat.

    Joyous shouts of "Hey Uncle Winny. I gots him pinned, I gots him pinned" would fill the air every time the Pig family would celebrate Thanksgiving at uncle Winny's house.

    Sadly the cat died choking on a furball. It wasn't his furball though.
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    I love cats. They taste good with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

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    Here's a video of the time the Earthpig dressed up in a bear suit and then has a "wrasslin' contest" with a kitty.

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