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There are some Men that are just capable of stepping up and getting it done.  IMHO these two Gentlemen are some of those men, as are our Veterans and Military.  I have never witnessed any better example of caring about Nature and Wildlife than this Video.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ct3n-yks5iw?rel=0



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Good job, outstanding.

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So is that a cougar or mountain lion native to your country??

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Yes, and sometimes "we" call them "Long Tail Cats" - - - if I had to pick only one wild animal as a fav, it would be the Mountain Loin for sure.

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I'm with Em(E) on this; the Cougar is hands down my favorite of the wildlife spectrum in the Americas. This one shown in the video is native to the Southwest US and northern Mexico; there are other varieties that are extremely similar that range in the Rocky Mountains in the northern US and Canada, and in the southeast states of the US. There is also a completely black species that is quite rare, and is mostly found in Florida, if seen at all.

I once had the pleasure of meeting one face to face in the desert of Southern California where I lived. I was wandering about in an arroyo, a dry wash or riverbed, and as I went around a bend in the wash, the Cat was coming around the other direction; when we spotted each other, we could not have been more than twenty feet apart. We both stopped abruptly, and only for a second, our eyes met; then he/she let out a yowl, I let out a howl, and we went in opposite directions. I went back a bit later to track the Cat and see where it went, and found that it was doing the same to me - that was a bit chilling. I finally spotted it sitting on a rock pile about a hundred yards off. We sat and watched one another for a while, then the Cat stood up, stretched, gave a sort of raspy "meow", and turned and disappeared. I still had my "radar' on high for the rest of the day, but saw nary a sign of it again.

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OK, I got a story also, if I may. When we moved to the Rockies in '70, my first time out during Elk Season (which was before Mule Deer Season that year) I had four wheeled as far as I could go and then hiked up to a ledge that overlooked a crossing with many tracks in it. As I was sitting there I sensed something over my shoulder and I "very slowly" turned to see a beautiful Mule Deer Buck (season ain't open OK?) standing at the edge at the top acting very nervous. He didn't stay long and was gone. After an hour or so and not seeing any Elk (season was open) I decided to climb up to where I saw the Buck and right there among his tracks were some "very large" cat tracks. I had "that chill" that only a moment like that brings and very cautiously eased my way back to the Jeep before it got dark. Didn't see the Cat but I didn't go looking either. hahaha

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Mello Yello wrote:

OK, I got a story also, if I may.  ...........


 Of course you may.  I'd rather not be the only story teller, we all have some worth telling.

I sure would have had "that chill" spotting tracks like that.

Funny thing about Cougar is that they are really curious, and what many people interpret as stalking is just watching - they want to know what you're up to. The reports of Cat attack incidents on humans and livestock usually lead to an injured or sick animal; a healthy one can easily find a deer or elk, or other usual prey.  Same for Coyote in the wilderness, and Wolf; I've seen songdogs sitting on a hillside watching us work on power lines.  Wild horses and Burros are like that, too.



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One of the first books I read as a kid about 8 or so was a book called cougar on ? Mountain. I can't remember the mountain name but that book kept me interested until the end. That started my love of reading. I used to read every night until about 1 or 2 am in the morning then go to school tired,lol. But then I was always top my class in spelling and reading. My daughters exactly like me, I guess that's why she's a teacher. Could never get my son to read. I even offered him money to read a whole book. Wouldn't do it. I have my own wee library in a spare bedroom in the house. About avyearcago,my son borrowed some books to read.

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