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Anyone know what type of cat this is?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stewie26, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. My neighbor just posted this photo on the website, "Next Door". It does not look like a domestic house cat as its tail is way too long. It is also on top of his Chevy Silverado pickup camper shell. His house is only 500 yards or so from my house so I am a little concerned. Its muscular profile almost looks like a mountain lion, but animal control says we are not suppose to have them in our neighborhood.:woot:

    Big Cat.
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  2. BakedMaple

    BakedMaple Banned

    Oct 6, 2019
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  3. samson3382


    Apr 26, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    I’m no zoologist, but that looks exactly like a smallish mountain lion to me.
    I’ve seen one small one alive in person, at a distance, and a huge dead one. Was in a full sized pickup truck bed and touched the front of the bed and tailgate.

    But Wow.
    That’s a bit scary.
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  4. Keep your small animals indoors.
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Big ones, too. I used to own a Red Dobie and a Dane, both more than capable of self-defense, but I wouldn't want either messing with that kitty.
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    And yeah, face, jaws, shoulders, tail, no way that's a housecat or even a bobcat, that's a mountain lion / cougar whatever you wish to call it.
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  7. samson3382


    Apr 26, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    Maybe light off some noisy fireworks?
    (If legal/safe in your situation of course)
  8. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    Just because they're not supposed to be in the area doesn't mean they are not there. Lots of wildlife are moving into new areas as their habitat decreases. That's no kitty-kitty.
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  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Yeah, kitty kitty can't read the signs, and wouldn't obey them if it could. We squeeze them, they adapt to new territory. As Nature intended.
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  10. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    In the past week, two bobcats were found at a local K-12 school. One of them was actually inside the school and had to be euthanized. The second one was trapped and released.

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    Juvenile Bobcat Found Near Eugene School Released Back Into Wild

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced Friday that a juvenile bobcat found outside of a Eugene-area school has been released back into the wild.

    The male bobcat was found Thursday outside of Oak Hill School, a K-12 private school near Lane Community College.

    School staff trapped the animal and ODFW evaluated it, finding it was healthy enough and exhibiting normal behavior, so it could be released back into the wild.

    The bobcat was estimated to be at least 6 months old. It was released in forested Bureau of Land Management land in Lane County.

    “This bobcat is in the age range when bobcats naturally strike out on their own,” Dr. Julia Burco with ODFW said in a news release.

    Another bobcat, thought to be a sibling, was euthanized a day prior, after it had wandered inside the same school when students and staff were present.

    ODFW said it’s unknown whether the two bobcats were orphaned, abandoned or just at the age when they would naturally stray from their mother.
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  11. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    The silhouette sure looks like a mountain lion, but in Palos Verdes.......
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  12. I do live right on a very rural canyon that is around 200 acres or so. Plenty of food down there including rabbits, raccoons, possums, rats and even coyotes from time to time.
    That said, I am not sure how a mountain lion could get from the Santa Monica mountain range to Palos Verdes. That's like 20 miles. The only explanation is some idiot had a baby mountain lion and then dumped him here to fend for himself.
  13. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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    10 gets you 100 that's a mountain lion. 20 miles is nothing for them - they've got big ranges.
    And yeah, keep small critters supervised and definitely not out at night (or dawn/twilight).

    We have 'em up here. And people regularly write on Nextdoor about their little dog or cat getting snatched.
    Most sobering was about a month ago - guy went out to his car to get something, little dog on leash. Guy in car, door open, dog just outside. Mountain lion snatched the dog and ran.
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  14. You know what, I am now very convinced this is a a mountain lion after studying this.
    Big Cat.
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  15. ak56

    ak56 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Carnation, Wa
    Yeah, that's a Cougar (mountain lion). You're animal control people are idiots.
  16. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

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    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

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  18. Update. So the photos posted above were sent to the city by a concerned neighbor. The city said that it is just a large domestic house cat.
    Then today, another neighbor posted this photo from their Ring camera. Looks like I need to escort my dog at night when letting him out to do his business. It appears the city official opinion is full of :poop:.
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  19. A Puma is a Mountain Lion or Cougar that speaks French or Spanish.
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  20. Indeed.
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