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Claude V. Lucas
November 5th 07, 11:13 PM
http://www.lvrj.com/news/11006641.html

CatNipped[_2_]
November 7th 07, 07:41 PM
"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
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> http://www.lvrj.com/news/11006641.html
>

I didn't realize bobcats were that small! 15 to 20 pounds seems tiny (my
Sammy - AKA Samazon - is 18 pounds of pure muscle)!

Hugs,

CatNipped

Claude V. Lucas
November 7th 07, 10:03 PM
In article >,
CatNipped > wrote:
>"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
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>> http://www.lvrj.com/news/11006641.html
>>
>
>I didn't realize bobcats were that small! 15 to 20 pounds seems tiny (my
>Sammy - AKA Samazon - is 18 pounds of pure muscle)!
>

I know what you mean.

Bubba can barely see 25 lbs in the rear view mirror.

He's not fat, either.

I haven't seen any bobcats where I am. I'd love to see one.

CatNipped[_2_]
November 8th 07, 01:40 AM
"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
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> In article >,
> CatNipped > wrote:
>>"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
...
>>> http://www.lvrj.com/news/11006641.html
>>>
>>
>>I didn't realize bobcats were that small! 15 to 20 pounds seems tiny (my
>>Sammy - AKA Samazon - is 18 pounds of pure muscle)!
>>
>
> I know what you mean.
>
> Bubba can barely see 25 lbs in the rear view mirror.
>
> He's not fat, either.
>
> I haven't seen any bobcats where I am. I'd love to see one.
>
>

I haven't seen any bobcats here (I think it's too hot a climate for them
here in south Texas), but I have seen cougars not far from where I live (and
once a coyote just two streets over). As fast as we're encroaching on their
territory, we're going to see more and more of that. I just saw a fawn dead
on the side of the road a few weeks ago - their former home, woodlands a
half mile from my house, has been turned into a denuded, treeless
subdivision of cookie-cutter housing! :<

Hugs,

CatNipped

Claude V. Lucas
November 8th 07, 01:51 AM
In article >,
CatNipped > wrote:
>"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
...
>> In article >,
>> CatNipped > wrote:
>>>"Claude V. Lucas" > wrote in message
...
>>>> http://www.lvrj.com/news/11006641.html
>>>>
>>>
>>>I didn't realize bobcats were that small! 15 to 20 pounds seems tiny (my
>>>Sammy - AKA Samazon - is 18 pounds of pure muscle)!
>>>
>>
>> I know what you mean.
>>
>> Bubba can barely see 25 lbs in the rear view mirror.
>>
>> He's not fat, either.
>>
>> I haven't seen any bobcats where I am. I'd love to see one.
>>
>>
>
>I haven't seen any bobcats here (I think it's too hot a climate for them
>here in south Texas), but I have seen cougars not far from where I live (and
>once a coyote just two streets over). As fast as we're encroaching on their
>territory, we're going to see more and more of that. I just saw a fawn dead
>on the side of the road a few weeks ago - their former home, woodlands a
>half mile from my house, has been turned into a denuded, treeless
>subdivision of cookie-cutter housing! :<
>

It can get pretty warm here in Las Vegas. :^)

I've seen cougar tracks, but never an actual cat.

A couple of years ago there was a video on the nightly
news of a cougar strolling down the street in the middle of
suburbia in the middle of the afternoon like she/he owned it...

There are periodic warnings to not tie dogs out in the
yard or leave small children unattended.

I've seen coyotes in packs within a few miles of the Strip.

There are Bighorn Sheep in the area, but they stay far away from town.

That article talks about a bobcat violating the Las Vegas Prime Directive
(Don't Bother The Visitors) in a casino-hotel parking lot.

Anyway, anywhere you might be there are more people and
less room for wild critters. Those that adapt will survive.

dgk
November 8th 07, 01:45 PM
On 08 Nov 2007 01:51:40 GMT, (Claude V. Lucas)
wrote:

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>It can get pretty warm here in Las Vegas. :^)
>
>I've seen cougar tracks, but never an actual cat.
>
>A couple of years ago there was a video on the nightly
>news of a cougar strolling down the street in the middle of
>suburbia in the middle of the afternoon like she/he owned it...
>
>There are periodic warnings to not tie dogs out in the
>yard or leave small children unattended.
>
>I've seen coyotes in packs within a few miles of the Strip.
>
>There are Bighorn Sheep in the area, but they stay far away from town.
>
>That article talks about a bobcat violating the Las Vegas Prime Directive
>(Don't Bother The Visitors) in a casino-hotel parking lot.
>
>Anyway, anywhere you might be there are more people and
>less room for wild critters. Those that adapt will survive.

There are points beyond which they cannot adapt. Time for less humans
I think.

Claude V. Lucas
November 8th 07, 01:47 PM
In article >,
dgk > wrote:
>On 08 Nov 2007 01:51:40 GMT, (Claude V. Lucas)
>wrote:
>
>..
>>It can get pretty warm here in Las Vegas. :^)
>>
>>I've seen cougar tracks, but never an actual cat.
>>
>>A couple of years ago there was a video on the nightly
>>news of a cougar strolling down the street in the middle of
>>suburbia in the middle of the afternoon like she/he owned it...
>>
>>There are periodic warnings to not tie dogs out in the
>>yard or leave small children unattended.
>>
>>I've seen coyotes in packs within a few miles of the Strip.
>>
>>There are Bighorn Sheep in the area, but they stay far away from town.
>>
>>That article talks about a bobcat violating the Las Vegas Prime Directive
>>(Don't Bother The Visitors) in a casino-hotel parking lot.
>>
>>Anyway, anywhere you might be there are more people and
>>less room for wild critters. Those that adapt will survive.
>
>There are points beyond which they cannot adapt. Time for less humans
>I think.

You first...

T
November 8th 07, 06:55 PM
In article >,
says...
> Years ago I had a Florida panther the same thing as a cougar it was
> standing on it hind legs half perched in our bay window staring down at
> all of our cats who were inside letting it know hey you this our turf
> each on was fuzzed up and growling at it. The panther had a look like what
> is making all that noise not these little things.
>
> I see them occasionally at night near our house. Hear them some times to
> during season.
>
>
>
> Now bobcats we hear all the time when they cry it sounds like a kitten or
> a baby

That's the thing about cats. They whole family of Felids may differ in
size, pattern, etc. but they all come equipped with the same items,
sharp teeth, claws and depth perception and they aren't afraid to use
them.