Mountain Lion Sighting At Negro Bar Campground On Mother's Day, 20
Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:27 AM
This is being kept quiet, but there are many joggers, walkers, and bicyclists that take all the trails around this area, many of these trails are dirt trails and a place where Mountain Lions hunt Deer and other Prey.
There are no postings or any information about this. I am assuming because the Holiday Weekend is near and they don't want to lose business. Better Business than a human life.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:28 AM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:37 AM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:39 AM
You're probably right that it could be the same one. Interesting to hear there's one around here...but very dangerous, hope its caught and relocated soon.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:03 AM
Don't scream. High pitched screaming sounds like a tasty bunny rabbit. Yell very deeply and loudly instead.
Don't run. Cat's like to chase. Instead, back away, very slowly if you can.
Look big. Open up your coat jacket. Pick up small children/babies.
Usually a mountain lion will ignore humans. But, if the lion does advance, fight back, don't play dead! Throw sticks, rocks, poke eyes, whatever you can.
Also know that if you see many deer around, there is a high likelihood that there is a mountain lion around that you can't see.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:06 AM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:40 AM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:12 AM
whatever happened to the good old days when you see a mountain lion, you shoot it. Nowadays we can't do that and we have to wait for the gov't to come in and do it for us, and by golly if they don't do it right, we get to sue them. what a sad, pathetic, lawsuit state this has become.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:13 AM
Ever since CA banned hunting of mountain lions, their populations have been on the rise which drives the younger new adults to seek out new territory which drives them into civilization. If the hunting ban was lifted, hunters would be able to reduce their population back down to where the frequency of this sort of occurence would decrease. and by limiting the number of hunting tags issued, this can be done without endangering the species.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:05 PM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:13 PM
I agree that a tracker and a few good blood hounds could catch this kitty in short order, but doubt that will happen. I don't think the Fish and Game department do much of anything but come out and catch a mountain lion when someone sees it.
Like with many other things, the authorities are only reactionary and do not take preventive measures, as a rule.
I'm not sure that a law suit could be used against the city or county.
A while back I heard that a coyote or wolf had attacked a small child up in Canada. They had had a large population of those animals up there and they were eating pets. Nobody got too worked up over it until a human was attacked.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:42 PM
We hike a lot with our kids locally......this is a little scary that it's so close to town. Just have to be even more careful as the kids sometimes like to run up the trail ahead of us or lag behind.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:21 PM
Mountain lions are cute and cuddly.
Seriously though, the cougar probably took the backpack because there was food in it. Why would they be leaving food out at night for wild animals to take? If they did, that is just plain dumb. It may not be common for them to be in this area, but it is not unheard of either.
Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:28 PM
Now of course I wasn't there, and I didn't see what the kids saw. But to inexperienced eyes at 2 AM, any big kitty (like a bobcat) may "turn into" a mountain lion.
(FYI, I also can't see the video, so maybe my opinion should be discounted entirely.)
Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:29 PM
13 deaths in the history of California is no reason to go around killing mountain lions. Calm down people.
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