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Old 03-25-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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She had to get rid of the couch as the cat wouldn't go near it after that happened.
I don't think I would either! I was surprised to learn that the American Mountain Lion is bigger than a leopard or a jaguar. If a cat is big enough to get it's jaws around your neck, you're official prey, and a Mountain Lion can do that on an adult human. I know attacks on adults are extremely rare, but just keep that bit of trivia in mind...
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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Jaguars are bigger, fyi.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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I saw a cougar the other night, she was huge....
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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If you have not seen a mountain lion close up, go to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo as they have some. They are much bigger than I expected. Don't want to meet up with one of those in the wild!
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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I saw that one - funny.

I like that Tim Allen is back on TV. He owns a cabin up in Grand Lake, so I'm sure he has an affinity for Denver.
Fun fact, before he got into television he thought selling coke was a good idea. Alas he's dumb, so he got caught. Then he decided ratting on his buddies was a good idea, so he went into witness protection for a while to avoid doing time.

True story.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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http://masooma.blogspot.com/2012/03/...n-bighorn.html

The local bighorn sheep herd at Garden of the Gods.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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Jaguars are bigger, fyi.
No, they aren't; I was surprised too. Look at the chart below. I already lost a bet on that one...The jag's proportionaly bigger head makes it appear like a larger cat than it is. Conversely, the cougar's proportionaly smaller head makes it look smaller. Only lions and tigers are larger than the American mountain lion/cougar/puma.

http://www.agarman.dial.pipex.com/bco/fact1.htm

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Old 03-26-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Well, I've read a lot of stuff and seen stuff on TV that said jaguars were bigger.

Such as: Is cougar larger than jaguar
Who is bigger Cougar or Jaguar
Jaguar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cougar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What is the difference between a cougar, a jaguar, a cheetah, a panther, and a leopard? - Yahoo! Answers

There are plenty more.

Either way, it doesn't matter as it is just trivia - a jaguar in Colorado would be very unusual (although they do occasionally wander into Arizona, fyi.)
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Fun fact, before he got into television he thought selling coke was a good idea. Alas he's dumb, so he got caught. Then he decided ratting on his buddies was a good idea, so he went into witness protection for a while to avoid doing time.

True story.
I think you'd better show us a reference for this. I can find nothing about him being in a witness protection program, but he was in prison for 2 years and 4 months.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:56 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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Either way, it doesn't matter as it is just trivia - a jaguar in Colorado would be very unusual (although they do occasionally wander into Arizona, fyi.)
The last time there was a jaguar here in AZ, Arizona Game and Fish intentionally killed it and skinned it to remove any incriminating evidence of its euthanasia.

IG Report: Last U.S. Jaguar Captured, Killed Intentionally
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