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Old 12-13-20, 02:09 AM
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Cats are scarier than bears

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Old 12-13-20, 02:33 AM
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Here my old man cat 13 years. Poops on the tile right by the box because he can Nickname Ass-Cat because he is an ass. One say he is old and can’t make it to the box and if that was true then ok but BS! Old yes! But he does this because he has seniority and is just being an ass,

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Old 12-13-20, 10:16 AM
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My cat does this with alligator lizards. He doesn't kill them though... just mames them to watch them squirm in agony.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Here my old man cat 13 years. Poops on the tile right by the box because he can Nickname Ass-Cat because he is an ass. One say he is old and canít make it to the box and if that was true then ok but BS! Old yes! But he does this because he has seniority and is just being an ass,

Dogs have masters, cats have staff.
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Old 12-13-20, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
My cat does this with alligator lizards. He doesn't kill them though... just mames them to watch them squirm in agony.
The squirming in agony is one of the simple pleasures of cat life. The ability to maim and disable, without the prey losing consciousness, is the Art of the Cat.
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Old 12-13-20, 11:56 AM
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I remember Survivorman Les Stroud was in the Amazon (I think) and a jaguar was showing interest in his campsite in the dead of night and Les packed up and got the F out of there pronto. Les said he's been in bear country and wolf country and nothing scares him like a big cat.
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Old 12-13-20, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
The squirming in agony is one of the simple pleasures of cat life. The ability to maim and disable, without the prey losing consciousness, is the Art of the Cat.
Bear hasn't really figured out how to do this yet, and he gets so disappointed when they die and stop playing. He gets this look like "****, now I need to get another one."
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Old 12-13-20, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Bear hasn't really figured out how to do this yet, and he gets so disappointed when they die and stop playing. He gets this look like "****, now I need to get another one."
"I think this one needs new batteries."
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One of our cats was playing with a mouse in the backyard when it was time to feed the cats and go to bed. She really didn't want to come in but did and dropped the mouse once she got inside. The mouse ran and hid, the cat lost all interest in it and it took me a couple of days to catch it.
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I dunno man, from what I've read the Pumas and Jaguars kill with a neck bike, drag the carcass somewhere, and feed leisurely. A grizzly will knock you down and start munching on your belly.

I've done my share of solo night riding on rando rides in Texas, Oregon, and Washington. Admittedly, it's thoughts of cats that give me the willies. In reality, it's more likely a Subaru that's gonna get me.
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Old 12-13-20, 10:46 PM
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For me it is deer that is the most threatening. They dart out in front of you quickly when going 25-30 mph downhill. I have been lucky only had a few almost collisions.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Here my old man cat 13 years. Poops on the tile right by the box because he can Nickname Ass-Cat because he is an ass. One say he is old and canít make it to the box and if that was true then ok but BS! Old yes! But he does this because he has seniority and is just being an ass,

At first I viewed that pic wrong, got confused between white fur and white blanket. I'm thinking 'Does that cat have TATTOOS?!?' that would be a bad-ass cat
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Old 12-14-20, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
One of our cats was playing with a mouse in the backyard when it was time to feed the cats and go to bed. She really didn't want to come in but did and dropped the mouse once she got inside. The mouse ran and hid, the cat lost all interest in it and it took me a couple of days to catch it.
Sometimes Bear will bring a mouse inside and set it loose. Doesn't like my reaction. They do it because they know it can't really escape.

If you ever need to catch a mouse, the easy way is to put a small box nearby. The cardboard inside a roll of TP or paper towels works well, but it's better if you have something that you can close more easily. Mice know they're pray species, they don't like being out in the open, they prefer to hide. Mice will bite when they're terrified.
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Originally Posted by gios View Post
I saw that on FB last week. I know it's all part of nature but it was still tough to watch.
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Old 12-18-20, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
For me it is deer that is the most threatening. They dart out in front of you quickly when going 25-30 mph downhill. I have been lucky only had a few almost collisions.
Have you seen the Mt. Lemmon decent into a deer video?
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Old 12-18-20, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
Have you seen the Mt. Lemmon decent into a deer video?
that had to hurt.
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I put up one last string of lights out front yesterday late afternoon after a long hike, then went in to take a shower. After the shower just in my boxers I cracked the front door open to check they were working and there in our driveway was our cat standing down a coyote about 10ft from each other. The cat was puffed up and looking vicious, the coyote pacing side to side looking for best timing to pounce. I called my wife while stepping out to try and save kitty. The coyote barely backed off with my waving arms and shouting and my wife now present in her bathrobe wanted me to chase it off, so still in my boxers I charged toward the end of my driveway and it backed into the road and started to trot off, but it circled back . Meanwhile as soon as the coyote backed off kitty rolled over wanting his belly scratched, purring loudly. Now my wife wanted me to chase they coyote further down the road just as a delivery truck stopped to see it - fortunately it then trotted off down the middle of the road saving me the need to run around my neighborhood in my boxers. Well kitty is now an indoor kitty for the time being, we resurrected his litter box and he spend much of the night scratching at doors wanting to get out making for poor sleep.
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That cat is too tough for it's own good or is confusing a coyote for a dog...
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That cat is too tough for it's own good or is confusing a coyote for a dog...
Both, but mostly the later. He was acting like it was a neighborhood dog wanting to play.
Coyote will win over cat unless the cat is experienced and has a very close escape hole or tree.
This was a very healthy looking coyote probably because of being so good at catching kitties.
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Both, but mostly the later. He was acting like it was a neighborhood dog wanting to play.
Coyote will win over cat unless the cat is experienced and has a very close escape hole or tree.
This was a very healthy looking coyote probably because of being so good at catching kitties.
Yeah, we had a cat who would do that with foxes, which at least she was a much closer match for (about half their size). She did make it to old age though. She might not have done that if we lived out west and it was coyotes she was dealing with...
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We had a fox come to our backdoor about a month ago. We spot them in our neighborhood occasionally.
We live near a freeway with landscaping on each side which is reported to be used by wildlife as travel corridor.
There is drought as well as a lot of habitat lost by fire this summer which I suspect is bringing more animals into the city.
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I like to say "jaguar" as three syllables.
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Ok if you are talking about cats, the one which we have in our home, they are not but yeah if you are talking about the one in Jungle Book - RUN FOREST RUN...
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