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Old 02-14-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: somewhere in Texas
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Although I have never seen one walking around, we have seen many mountain lion paw tracks around Manor.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Dallas area
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Wow - we lived in a neighborhood across 2243 from Escalera for 15 years. We saw lots of creatures, (fox, wild pigs, coyote, and a few others). We never saw any wild cats. In fact we had several outdoor pets since we lived on acreage - and nothing ever "got" them. Well, an owl tried to pick up my cat once, but other than that.
Of course, that's not to say you didn't see a wild cat. You very well may have. But a big bushy tail makes me think coyote.
Don't let the critters out there deter you. It's such an awesome place to live. We only saw something really interesting about once a year.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Cherokee Nation
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I have seen big cat tracks in the creek bottoms, all around Austin, since the 70's

Mid 70's Barton Creek, down from Barton Hills, also where RobRoy is now. I saw numerous big cat tracks.

90's Williamson creek by Mopac and Convict Hill Rd. big cat tracks.

Lake Granger in 2002. Big cat tracks as you walked into #7 off the creek.


No sightings of an actual animal, though.


The only place I have actually seen a big cat, was in Wimberly, while camping on the Blanco River in the 70's, at a place that use to be there, called "Little Arkansas"

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Although I have never seen one walking around, we have seen many mountain lion paw tracks around Manor.
Had a friend that saw tracks on a semi-regular basis out north of Manor, down in a creek bed on his property. Apparently, they tend to travel by creek bed/ravine, so they are seldom actually seen, and that also helps them from getting hit by cars, since they cross under the road more often than not.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:02 PM
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Location: Austin, near 4 Points
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It wasn't a bobcat, it was big and all one tawny color. My wife got a good look at it, and described a long thick tail. It came out of a gully, crossed the road, went down someone's yard (not far from the house) and back into the brush.

We are potentially relocating from the northeast, it's like wild kingdom out there, we saw a coyote in Cimarron Hills, numerous deer, a ringtail, heard about some wild pigs in Escalera, as if the snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, centipedes and fire ants weren't enough to contend with!
You'll be fine then.

Mountain Lions in Texas only have an appetite for folks moving in from the West Coast.

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Mountain Lions in Texas only have an appetite for folks moving in from the West Coast.
I imagine so, considering the number of "Cougars" in that population... heyo! (tap tap tap, is this thing on?)
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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As Love Roses said...there are bobcats in Hutto. Just found out from the neighbor they spotted one along the fence line the other day.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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We have one at our ranch near Fredericksburg currently with two kittens. Spotted it a couple of weeks ago when we were doing the annual deer count. We are hoping she might move on...or at least clean off some feral hogs for us!
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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How big do they actually get around here?
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Bobcat out near Willow City...

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How big do they actually get around here?
Most travel in creek beds and/or at dusk/dark.
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