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Friday, February 22, 2013

Small Things Hop

This week's SMALL THING turned out to be rather BIG and in our backyard. Can you see the pussy cat in the tree? She's about 150 pounds, and we later learned she has a guy with her, but when I took her picture he was in another tree. The lesson here is mountain lions can climb very high, so figure out another escape route.

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32 comments:

  1. Happy Friday C. Lee.
    I have some close-up pics of lions. They are such majestic creatures!

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  2. That's definitely no small thing. *shudders*

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  3. *Note to self. Don't bother climbing the tree*

    Great picture, though!

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  4. My walks now involve a lot of looking up into the trees!

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  5. Wow! It's such a special thing to see nature as its meant to be.

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  6. A mountain lion in your backyard? Whoa!!

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  7. That's a big cat and a great picture :)

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  8. OMGosh! We camped in a the mountains of Montana once. The all night howling of coyotes or wolves was a stark reminder that nature can and will eat me if given a chance. Made a dirty hotel look good!

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  9. A mountain lion on a wire-will miracles never cease!

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  10. A good warning to keep in mind. Thanks! Wonderful picture, but keep safe. :)

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  11. Wow, what an awesome sight. We had a cougar up at the observatory. But a hunter shot him/her this fall, so he's gone. Since @200 lbs, I'll assume a he. What a bummer. I never saw him, but always hoped to. I'd tease Gary that it was in the bushes spying on us. Maybe. lol I would've freaked if it were true.

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  12. That's an incredible picture! I would be both thrilled and scared to go out hahaha. Probably send a dwarf scout to check first.

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  13. YOU TOOK THE PICTURE??!! I'm shocked you lived somewhere that you can see mountain lions outside of a zoo. Yikes! Better carry lots of pepper spray - or better yet, a shotgun, when you go on walks now.

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  14. Aaagghh!!

    I remember hiking in Montana, being more scared of mountain lions than grizzlies. "Grizzlies won't stalk you ... mountain lions will," people said. OH YAY.

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  15. Wow! Beautiful cat and photo! And at the same time - Yikes! I don't know that I would feel comfortable with them in my yard.

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  16. Great picture!!!! Thanks for joining in the hop.

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  17. A very cool picture- but scary that they are such great climbers. I guess it is good to have a getaway plan! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  18. Oh wow!! What a pic!! What a beautiful creature!! Awwwww glad she has a partner and I hope babies to come! Awwww - how lovely is that!?! Take care
    x

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  19. Well that's a little terrifying.

    I'm a cat lover though. I'd probably want to pet it if there was zero chance that it could kill me in .032 seconds :)

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  20. That is so far out. And scary cool. And terrifyingly neat.

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  21. I was golfing early one morning and a mountain lion came charging down the fairway. Suddenly the golf cart seemed incredibly insubstantial. Thank goodness I didn't look tasty.

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  22. Wow, I didn't see that cat until you pointed it out!

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  23. We had a bobcat run across our fence! Good thing our giant pansy-assed sled dog wasn't out there. Big cats are cool, but very scary!

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  24. Yikes! That's pretty scary for the guy.

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  25. What a great photo! Your next book should be entitled, "Mountain Lions Overhead!"
    Julie

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  26. I'm just catching up on Friday's hop and just love this photo. While I wouldn't want to come face to face with a mountain lion, they are so beautiful to look at. Your backyard must be quite something!

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  27. Mountain lions are gorgeous animals, yet as much as I think I'd love to see one in "real life," I'd probably prefer this at a safe distance. : )

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