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Old 09-25-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: The Other California
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Default Bears and mountain lions invade Chico

Beware, Chicoans and Bidwell Park goers: bears and mountain lions have taken up residence here.

Early Sunday morning, a live bear was chased through the streets of Chico and finally tranquilized in a residential garage.

And now this morning, a deer was found in the park that was apparently killed by a mountain lion, in an area where there have been ten reported mountain lion sightings this year.

Where's Dan Richards when we need him?

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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Dang, that's a big scary looking cat.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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If the mountain lion killed a deer then it's doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing. Bears can become bigger problems as they get into our trash and start associating food with people.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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"Efseaff said there are bobcats in the park, too. Bobcats are smaller and also can be distinguished from mountain lions by their shorter tails."

Smaller, much smaller. They are about a third of the size. Sort of like not being able to tell the difference between a pickup truck and a semi. Rocket Science.

I see this thread devolving into the same one we had a while back.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Wow, look at the size of those paws on that bobcat in the picture!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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"Efseaff said there are bobcats in the park, too. Bobcats are smaller and also can be distinguished from mountain lions by their shorter tails."

Smaller, much smaller. They are about a third of the size. Sort of like not being able to tell the difference between a pickup truck and a semi. Rocket Science.

I see this thread devolving into the same one we had a while back.
Yep. Bobcats are slightly larger than a domestic cat, weighing about 25lbs or so. Mountain Lions weigh between 150 to 200lbs I believe. Basically they are the same size or a bit larger (depending on race) as a Leopard.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: KKKalfornia
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when my in laws lived on top of parker ranch in saratoga i use to go hiking in fremont older all the time.

one time i could hear big heavy footsteps in the brush next to the traill, it was either a psycho human stalking me or a mountain lion. when i would stop so would it, when i would get going again so would it. it was creepy. and yes, we know for sure there were big cats in older, the security camera they put up to monitor the outlaw mtn bike trail caught them on video.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I like lions, we need more of them, and fewer people
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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when my in laws lived on top of parker ranch in saratoga i use to go hiking in fremont older all the time.

one time i could hear big heavy footsteps in the brush next to the traill, it was either a psycho human stalking me or a mountain lion. when i would stop so would it, when i would get going again so would it. it was creepy. and yes, we know for sure there were big cats in older, the security camera they put up to monitor the outlaw mtn bike trail caught them on video.
Generally big cats, even huge tigers are nearly silent when the move about especially if they're stalking.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: KKKalfornia
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Generally big cats, even huge tigers are nearly silent when the move about especially if they're stalking.
thanks marlin perkins
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