Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 101

Thread: Cougars

  1. #21
    Land-Scapegrace Heroique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle, Wash.
    Posts
    2,741

    Re: Cougars

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Rocks and sticks were not going to do the trick with a mom protecting her cubs.
    Actually, it was a toss of small rocks/gravel that made her sprint away, according to his account I read when this was released. At video’s end, if his account is true, you can tell he’s crouching down, then standing up, presumably with rocks that are tossed, followed by the cat dashing away down the road. Of course, as you suggest, a protective mother will be more inclined to ignore projectiles than a big cat who’s merely curious.

  2. #22
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    15,018

    Re: Cougars

    Vaughn - young cubs tend to be kept hidden, just like domestic kittens. And the mother will be very cautious where they're led. After that, as they get a little bigger, they tend to scatter and climb if they feel threatened.
    A mother has nothing to gain by attacking a human if a mere bluff works. Even mother bears normally do that. But unlike lions, unexpected sudden close encounters with grizzly bears with cubs has led to serious maulings. But even those are rare. The most dangerous wild large mammal in N. America is the bison. Lots of stupid tourists like to get snapshots up close of those; but a bull is a bull is a bull ... matadors in training.

  3. #23
    Mark Sawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Stuck inside of Tucson with the Neverland Blues again...
    Posts
    5,925

    Re: Cougars

    Maybe she just wanted her tummy rubbed...
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

  4. #24
    Land-Scapegrace Heroique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seattle, Wash.
    Posts
    2,741

    Re: Cougars

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    Maybe she just wanted her tummy rubbed...
    You go first!

  5. #25
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    15,018

    Re: Cougars

    Saw a cute video of someone tummy-rubbing a pet hedgehog last nite. Nowhere else to do it! You don't commonly find porcupines at the pet store either. Plenty of mtn lions have been kept as pets. They're a lot easier to tame as kittens than bobcats. An early employer of mine had two large cougars roaming his house. Then he told me, "I didn't like the way they looked at me, so got rid of them". I've seen that look before, out in my own backyard, when a mockingbird lands in a small tree, and one of our cats napping below wakes up.

  6. #26

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    klamath falls, oregon
    Posts
    1,358

    Re: Cougars

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Graves View Post
    I was going to post my photo of a cougar, but her husband threatened to sue me if I did.
    I was wondering how long it would take someone to go there!

  7. #27

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    now in Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    3,046

    Re: Cougars

    "If called by a panther,
    don't anther"
    -Ogden Nash

  8. #28
    Drew Wiley
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SF Bay area, CA
    Posts
    15,018

    Re: Cougars

    Puma, Catamount, Panther, Cougar, Mountain Lion - also synonymous with a Golden Retriever based on a panic 911 call by a local golf course resident. Yep, those vicious critters eat their victims alive by licking them while wagging their tails.

  9. #29
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    8,229

    Re: Cougars

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    Actually, it was a toss of small rocks/gravel that made her sprint away, according to his account I read when this was released. At video’s end, if his account is true, you can tell he’s crouching down, then standing up, presumably with rocks that are tossed, followed by the cat dashing away down the road. Of course, as you suggest, a protective mother will be more inclined to ignore projectiles than a big cat who’s merely curious.
    True...but picking up rocks or stick at the first instance of the encounter would have been counterproductive. By the time he threw the rocks there was considerable distance between him and the cubs, with the mom in between. At first encounter, both visible cubs were on the trail in front of him, with the mom on the opposite side of the cubs.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

  10. #30

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    San Joaquin Valley, California
    Posts
    9,192

    Re: Cougars

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Puma, Catamount, Panther, Cougar, Mountain Lion - also synonymous with a Golden Retriever based on a panic 911 call by a local golf course resident. Yep, those vicious critters eat their victims alive by licking them while wagging their tails.
    Got to watch out for them Basset Hounds as well!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •