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Old 10-13-20, 09:29 PM
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Lynx vs rattlesnake

Caught by a trail camera in Angeles National Forest.

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Old 10-14-20, 12:13 AM
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Tough kitty. Took the Sugar Ray Robinson approach: Dress 'em up before you take 'em out.

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Old 10-14-20, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Caught by a trail camera in Angeles National Forest.

https://youtu.be/NNKOr01VRL8
The Catís celebration roll is classic like I owned you rattlesnake! Which that lynx actually did. After the celebration roll the cat ate that snake that is a double in Yo Face.. personally I have had close calls getting bit by those sleeking SOBs snakes and people here love barns cats for mice control and rattlesnakes and this video shows why. Over the years I have had barn cats with swollen legs from rattlesnake bites they always shook them off. The regular tabby ainít no lynx but they harass the snakes enough to keep them away. Iíve seen the victory roll with mice kills before the mouse is devoured. great video.
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Old 10-14-20, 04:37 AM
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Everyone is a tough guy; until they meet one
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Everyone is a tough guy; until they meet one
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oh my. that was a tough cat.
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Originally Posted by ropetwitch View Post
oh my. that was a tough cat.
Persistent, too.
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Old 10-14-20, 09:31 AM
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So apparently lynx don't come that far south, but they do hybridize with bobcats. Maybe this was a blynx! The ear tufts are huge! And it has muttonchops.
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Reminds me of this one:


Cats are awesome.
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Reminds me of the X going after my wallet.
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Old 10-14-20, 01:20 PM
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Love the way it basks in the sand afterwards.

Saw one of these outside Mt St Helens several years ago. Always special to see a wild cat.
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My cousin and I were hunting as kids on grandpas farm. There was a section that had a lot of large boulders and as my cousin and myself sat there a bobcat walked out onto a rock above us and growled at us. Lucky that we had rifles, just popped the 20ga in the air and the cat was gone.
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I see the occasional bobcat while cycling the backroads. They cruise through my place now and then. Awesome animals.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Soy boy needs to learn how to throw a rock. Don't kids still learn that kind of stuff?
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Old 10-16-20, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
The cougar isn't "stalking" him, she's escorting him out the door.

Cats are stealth hunters. If you see one, especially if it knows that you see it, what's going on isn't predation.

Those are obviously bluff charges. You can tell because the cougar stops. Bears make bluff charges to defend their young too.

Guy should have put the phone down and given this his full attention. When he threw a rock the cat ran away, he should have thrown the phone at her. Getting down to grab a rock makes him look smaller.

Hopefully he learned not to get between a mamma and her babies.
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I hike with a bamboo like stick for support and protection I guess it’s better than nothing. I have told people in Big Bend NP not to let small children run ahead of you on the trails. The mountain lion will instinctively go after the object like a cat chasing a toy mouse. One told me FU I said you will be the one F if your kid gets attacked. Other overheard and reenforced what I said ... I was thinking what a D Bag with prisoner mentality in a NP. I think he was mad because he flunked the GED exam. I never say anything but they were mountain lion warnings posted everywhere from recent activity and small children could be killed because idiots not following a simple strategy to prevent attacks.
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I once cornered a bobcat in a narrow (6') canyon alcove. It hissed and freaked out and then ran toward and beside me along the opposite canyon wall to get out.

I was stalked by a mountain lion in Kolob canyon many years ago on a solo two night backpack trip. It was mid week and rainy and I crossed the flowing wash with a sandy bank several times. Near dusk I found a campsite set up and went back to the wash to collect water no more than 15min later and the were large mountain lion tracks right on top my my tracks in the sand. So I got the water I needed went back to camp and lit a campfire which I normally never do. On the walk back I traced the tracks to within 30' of my tent where they disappeared on the hard leafy ground. Didn't see any other people the entire 3 days.

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Some parts of our long MUP run through fairly isolated areas so it's not unusual too see bobcats, coyotes, rattlesnakes, water moccasins/cottonmouths, tarantulas, wild turkeys, deer, pretty much any critter native to this area. I only worry about the squirrels, deer and dogs.
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