Traffic on the MUP tonight!

Old 04-09-09, 08:14 PM
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Traffic on the MUP tonight!

Coming home tonight, about dusk, I came around a corner and there he was... a cat that probably stood about knee-high, tiger-stripped, long tail and back legs longer than front.

I think he got caught in my headlight and I almost hit him when I honked my airhorn and he ran off. What a shocker!
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Old 04-13-09, 01:13 PM
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Sounds kinda like a savannah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_(cat)
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Old 04-14-09, 07:30 AM
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Sounds like a Texas Bobcat. I saw one yesterday crossing the MUP in South Arlington (Fish Creek Trail). It was about 3-3 1/2 feet long. I would guesstimate 35-40 pounds. BIG bobcat. Most of them have short (like bobbed) tails...hence the name. They can be either spotted or striped...
Beautiful animals, but they will predate pets...

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Old 04-14-09, 09:23 AM
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I've seen a couple of bobcats lately, but a couple friends of mine were saying last weekend that folks have spotted jaguarundi in the area, too.

http://endangeredmammals.files.wordp...aguarundi2.jpg
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I've run into bobcats, armadillos and other fun animals at River Legacy. I try to take pictures if possible.


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Old 04-15-09, 07:44 AM
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River Legacy makes sense, as there is so much (undeveloped and undevelopeable) land in the river bottom. Where I saw this was in a narrow linear park along Fish Creek in South Arlington. Between New York and Collins. Lots and lots of houses...guess we are encroaching on their hunting grrounds.
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one day, I was riding around wrl and on the part of the trail that runs along the west side of the lake (the newest addition to the bike trail- runs near the old water plant) I saw a 3ft. long "coral snake" slither right in front of me, then disappear. I was so freaked out that I didn't notice what pattern the colors ran in. Might have just been a corn snake or whatever.
2 days later, me and a buddy are on the same section of the trail- I'm actually telling him the story about the snake- when a coyote walk out of the brush about 50yards ahead of us, walks towards us a little bit, then slowly makes its way to the other side of the trail and disappears back into the brush. There's some weird ***** out there.
Remember, the animals were here first. We took the land from them. They're running out of places to go and hide.
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This was on the trails at Grapevine lake. I was taking the back way home to get a few extra miles. I've seen deer and coyotes, loads of rabbits, mice, and snakes but never a cat like this one. It did look like a bobcat, but it was stripped. I thought they only "came" in spots?
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I saw a huge cat at River Legacy tonight. It was about 6:30 when I saw it lazily cross the trail about 50 yards in front of me. It glanced in my direction, but didn't care that I was there.

It was about the size of a doberman. Tall and lean. Its ears were laid back and it didn't have the face of a bobcat. Its hair was very short and VERY dark.

I stopped and watched it through the trees for a little bit. I caught a glimpse of its tail, which was short and spotted like a bobcat's, but it was taller and leaner, with less hair around its face than I've seen on a bobcat. It looked too dark to be a mountain lion.

Any ideas what it was?



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I found it!! It's called a melanistic bobcat. It's supposed to be very rare.

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo...-black-bobcat/




SWEET!!!!




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