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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:58 am 
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This was on my local news tonight. A Lynx [not a Bobcat] was spotted cruising across a ski slope in Colorado. No big deal if it was a Bobcat but this was a Lynx. They were thought to be extinct in the state so they were reintroduced in the late 90's. I've never heard of anyone ever seeing one in the wild here they are that rare.

This one appears to be showing off. ;)


http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/lo ... do-ski-run


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:29 am 
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Wow that's kinda crazy. Ya know that's not normal cat behavior. All wild cats are extremely wary of humans. And given the almost nonchalant demeanor I wonder if that fella is sick. Nonetheless that must have been quite the surprise for the folks out on the slopes.

That's really beautiful country. I've skied at Purgatory quite a few times. It's not unusual to get epic 1000"+ winters in southern CO. But I think summer is prime time down there. It's a lot of unspoiled, big wilderness. The last known CO grizzly was supposedly seen in the area many many decades ago.


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^ yeah something ain't right there. Spotting one off in the distance maybe but that thing was strutting like a mall goose


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Had a rabid skunk act that way for about a month. Decided it wanted to live under my front stairs. Until a friend came by to say hello and was approached, then the skunk was shot, then he knocked on the door. What a stink. Ten years later on rainy days it still smells a lil.

Out with dog's in yard doing some work. Dog's haven't been seen or heard for longer than normal, and do not come when called. Somethings up, go to investigate. They'r in a wooded area down by a gorge and are chasing a deer. Well sorta. One dog is a Staffy and the other a pit/pointer mix and both very fast and athletic. The deer was huge and so much faster it was barely concerned, stopping to eat then sprinting away. The dogs get the deer circled and running toward me. The deer got so close so fast and was headed directly for me. I brace for impact and litarly a foot in front of me it darts off in another direction and gone. Leaving me feeling like the deer in the headlights

One snowy night driving throu southern/central VT, stop at a rest stop about 3;00 am. Rest stop closed so find a spot in field near car and i'm taking a leak. When i see what i think is a fox but then notice the stride/gate isn't right. Then notice the tail not quit as thick. Saw an eastern mountain cat which hadn't been seen that far south in some time.

Go to sleep one night with about 6" snow on the ground, with rain/freezing rain happening. Wake the next morn to a winter
wonderland. About 2" ice over the shrunken coupla inches snow left. Let the dogs out and they bolt. Fear they might be chasing an injured fox i'v been seeing around so i run out in my underwear. Run about 50 feet from front door to call them and yes they were chasing that fox. They come back, run in the house, hit the door and it closes. Cool they'r back in house, fox good, head back into house, except.... There's slight incline back to the house. I'm talking barely noticeable slight, and a steeper behind me, that i keep getting closer to every time i try to move. I was out there for like 15 min thinking my neighbors are going to find me blue in the driveway. No one else in the house, dogs inside with door closed, and me on the ice wearing only underpants. What a seen. Finally pounded my way through the ice with my frozen feet. Couldn't really feel my feet yet it still hurt like hell.

Have seen golden eagle and partridge raise chicks near house.

It is said that a bird of prey picked up and flew away with my former neighbors yorkshire terrier

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Those are some good stories Meat. I can only imagine what having that persistent skunk smell around was like. Skunk just doesn't go away that easily. You must have been thinking "you gotta be kidding me" when you were in the driveway in yer skivies. Perhaps no pics is for the better. :lol:


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I just wonder if that was a publicity stunt with the lynx? He looked awfully comfortable around all those people. I don't really think that's the case but the cynic in me can't resist considering the possibility.


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Wild cats get acclimated to human presence and do NOT exhibit fear when around them. The trail I take care of has bobcats that will walk the trail right beside you as if they were pets. They are just that acclimated to humans.


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southsideguy wrote:
Wild cats get acclimated to human presence and do NOT exhibit fear when around them. The trail I take care of has bobcats that will walk the trail right beside you as if they were pets. They are just that acclimated to humans.



I've had that exact experience up in our local mountains on more than one occasion.

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Mookie wrote:
Those are some good stories Meat. I can only imagine what having that persistent skunk smell around was like. Skunk just doesn't go away that easily. You must have been thinking "you gotta be kidding me" when you were in the driveway in yer skivies. Perhaps no pics is for the better. :lol:

LOL. I know what i was thinking. Wonder what my neighbor's Yorkie was thinking.


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Mookie wrote:
I just wonder if that was a publicity stunt with the lynx? He looked awfully comfortable around all those people. I don't really think that's the case but the cynic in me can't resist considering the possibility.



Don't be so cynical. :eusa-shifty:


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Mookie wrote:
I just wonder if that was a publicity stunt with the lynx? He looked awfully comfortable around all those people. I don't really think that's the case but the cynic in me can't resist considering the possibility.



Don't be so cynical. :eusa-shifty:

I can't help it, I was born this way. :D


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This is pretty wild.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:55 am 
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That was way cool....... 8-)

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I can understand the lady not noticing the bear, but how did the man not notice? Maybe they knew and pretended it wasn't there to not incite confrontation?


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I think those geezers were on autopilot while on their way to Golden Corral.


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Mookie wrote:
I think those geezers were on autopilot while on their way to Golden Corral.

:lol:


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Mookie wrote:
I think those geezers were on autopilot while on their way to Golden Corral.


I encounter that type on the road every day.


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(edit) broken link..


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:28 am 
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Another weird experience on a Colorado ski slope.

At Breckenridge the other day a girl snowboarding filmed this.

Be sure to scroll down and click on the video. :laughing-rolling:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8656 ... slope.html


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What's with all the wildlife on those CO ski slopes! :shock:
I'm still not convinced that this isn't a puplicity stunt put forth by Colorado Ski Country USA. ;)


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Who goosed the moose?

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Somebody goosed the moose. He's really hauling!


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I blame DJ...


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You might be onto something there.


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Cover blown.

If I wasn't in on planning these stunts I'd swear the local wildlife were jealous of human ski activity.


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Dude, ninja squirrels.


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^ Hilarious!


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Today's mountain excursion. I hiked up a mountain to get a better view of a Bighorn Sheep herd and. . . surprise.



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That was cool........ 8-)

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norton55 wrote:
That was cool........ 8-)



Did you hang in for the surprise at the end?


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