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Old October 18th 04, 02:40 PM
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There have been some recent cat food commercials on TV showing cats
stalking/ chasing large game. Yeah, right.

Well, just such a thing played itself out in my back yard Sunday
evening: two of my cats stalked, and spooked, one of the four deer
that were grazing in my back yard - closer than I have ever seen
before (the closest was about 60 feet from the back door). I was able
to get three poor but usable pictures and I made them into a web page:
http://gearbox.maem.umr.edu/tdavis/cats/041017/Cats_Stalking_Deer.html.



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Old October 18th 04, 09:04 PM
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Ted Davis wrote:

Well, just such a thing played itself out in my back yard Sunday
evening: two of my cats stalked, and spooked, one of the four deer
that were grazing in my back yard - closer than I have ever seen
before (the closest was about 60 feet from the back door).


Ha - better make sure you don't get any *bigger* kitty cats in your
yard, attracted by the very same deer! I just finished reading a book
about this subject, where people living on the edge of wilderness
had deer (and other animals) chomping on the vegetation in their yard,
until a little *too much* nature, in the form of mountain lions,
appeared in the yard. They had followed the deer, but once they were
there, they began to take interest in the family pets, and eventually,
the families themselves. I don't know where "UMR" is, but if it's in
the western US, it's something to think about...

Joyce - also living in cougar land.
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Old October 18th 04, 09:04 PM
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Ted Davis wrote:

Well, just such a thing played itself out in my back yard Sunday
evening: two of my cats stalked, and spooked, one of the four deer
that were grazing in my back yard - closer than I have ever seen
before (the closest was about 60 feet from the back door).


Ha - better make sure you don't get any *bigger* kitty cats in your
yard, attracted by the very same deer! I just finished reading a book
about this subject, where people living on the edge of wilderness
had deer (and other animals) chomping on the vegetation in their yard,
until a little *too much* nature, in the form of mountain lions,
appeared in the yard. They had followed the deer, but once they were
there, they began to take interest in the family pets, and eventually,
the families themselves. I don't know where "UMR" is, but if it's in
the western US, it's something to think about...

Joyce - also living in cougar land.
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Old October 18th 04, 09:04 PM
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Ted Davis wrote:

Well, just such a thing played itself out in my back yard Sunday
evening: two of my cats stalked, and spooked, one of the four deer
that were grazing in my back yard - closer than I have ever seen
before (the closest was about 60 feet from the back door).


Ha - better make sure you don't get any *bigger* kitty cats in your
yard, attracted by the very same deer! I just finished reading a book
about this subject, where people living on the edge of wilderness
had deer (and other animals) chomping on the vegetation in their yard,
until a little *too much* nature, in the form of mountain lions,
appeared in the yard. They had followed the deer, but once they were
there, they began to take interest in the family pets, and eventually,
the families themselves. I don't know where "UMR" is, but if it's in
the western US, it's something to think about...

Joyce - also living in cougar land.
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Old October 19th 04, 02:37 AM
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Ted Davis wrote:

UMR = University of Missouri - Rolla


Ah - thanks.

We don't have mountain lions ... or mountains either, just foothills
of the Ozarks.


Actually, they live in all kinds of terrain, so the name is a misnomer.

Here's an article about mountain lions in Missouri. I don't think you'll
need to start packing a shotgun just yet...

http://tinyurl.com/48ter

Joyce
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Old October 19th 04, 02:37 AM
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Ted Davis wrote:

UMR = University of Missouri - Rolla


Ah - thanks.

We don't have mountain lions ... or mountains either, just foothills
of the Ozarks.


Actually, they live in all kinds of terrain, so the name is a misnomer.

Here's an article about mountain lions in Missouri. I don't think you'll
need to start packing a shotgun just yet...

http://tinyurl.com/48ter

Joyce
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Old October 19th 04, 02:37 AM
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Ted Davis wrote:

UMR = University of Missouri - Rolla


Ah - thanks.

We don't have mountain lions ... or mountains either, just foothills
of the Ozarks.


Actually, they live in all kinds of terrain, so the name is a misnomer.

Here's an article about mountain lions in Missouri. I don't think you'll
need to start packing a shotgun just yet...

http://tinyurl.com/48ter

Joyce
 




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