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Old 03-03-2014, 10:17 AM   #18081
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Certain areas here have had cougar sightings. We don't live close enough to the mountains, thankfully but a lot of the communities that do have been on watch.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:18 AM   #18082
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*Pretty* sure... Those are goat tracks, right?
It's been hard for me to find a good set of tracks with the snow being so powdery, but they are definitely cat tracks. I'm thinking the body must be 3 ft long from it's stride.
I think chupacabras leave dog-like tracks. They "suck goats".

And here I thought my friends had invented the name. I have some friends who write and put on a play for their birthdays. It's a bunch of Capricorns and the plays often have a goat theme or a goat in the play. They call the party "Capricornicopia". They have been doing it for 10 years.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:24 AM   #18083
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I know a few people around the area who swear they saw a panther/mountain lion type cat recently. And one of them knows his outdoors, so I don't think he''s embellishing.
These tracks actually went across the street and through the vineyards this time. Usually I lose it in the road because it travels the road, too. It looks like it covers ground. Moreso that the occasional feral cat that suddenly starts hanging around.

Off to read up on Chupacabras...
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:57 AM   #18084
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We have cougars, lynx and bobcats in our area but it's a rare event to actually see one. I'm sure you must have them too. This winter has been particularily hard so maybe they are getting closer to humans looking for food.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:03 AM   #18085
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We have cougars, lynx and bobcats in our area but it's a rare event to actually see one. I'm sure you must have them too. This winter has been particularily hard so maybe they are getting closer to humans looking for food.
We don't have them according to the Fish and Wildlife people.
But when they finally came out to look at some tracks at a friend's son's house they said it sure looked like cougar tracks to them
So who knows?

Maybe I'll get a pic of bigfoot instead.
Like a partially obscurred image that may or may not be a swinging, hairy arm at the elbow
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:08 AM   #18086
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We don't have them according to the Fish and Wildlife people.
But when they finally came out to look at some tracks at a friend's son's house they said it sure looked like cougar tracks to them
So who knows?

Maybe I'll get a pic of bigfoot instead.
Like a partially obscurred image that may or may not be a swinging, hairy arm at the elbow

If it's Bigfoot, he may take your camera and take some 'selfies' for you.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #18087
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We don't have them according to the Fish and Wildlife people.
But when they finally came out to look at some tracks at a friend's son's house they said it sure looked like cougar tracks to them
So who knows?

Maybe I'll get a pic of bigfoot instead.
Like a partially obscurred image that may or may not be a swinging, hairy arm at the elbow
We weren't supposed to have cougars and bobcats in Iowa, either, but we do.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:24 PM   #18088
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If it's Bigfoot, he may take your camera and take some 'selfies' for you.
Something tells me that a lot of the bigfoot images we see are selfies
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #18089
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wanted to go out with some friends, but now we cancelled it because of some coordination problems..
now I have to search for something to eat...
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:48 PM   #18090
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wanted to go out with some friends, but now we cancelled it because of some coordination problems..
now I have to search for something to eat...
I hope everyone's equilibrium returns soon...
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