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#1 lilgator

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:55 PM

Nice pictures. Where where they taken?

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:05 PM

Bradley is a little town north of Paso Robles on 101 and east of San Antonio lake.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:04 AM

Is that from your camera?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:30 PM

Dang! :lol:

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:15 PM

Bradley is a little town north of Paso Robles on 101 and east of San Antonio lake.

I used to know someone from bradley CA named Brian Roth off the 101 bradley exit. near camp roberts . hunted that area when I was young carried slugs in quail hunting vest. Also know the martinez's Jan and henry and paul ring a bell. sorry if not you lost track of old friends after grandfathers death. awesome pic's lilgator looks like water hole on property off 1st road to left going west toward lockwood memory says jardine rd grandfather way good friends with johnny jardine and charlie wiloughby. any cool pics

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:10 AM

Wow, crazy pics. I grew up in SLO, and have hunted on FHL a few times. Didn't know there were that many mt lions in that area, let alone that they travel together in packs like that! These shots look like a watering hole in africa, not in Paso!! Is the camera still setup, have you continued to get any more shots of these guys?

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 02:56 PM

I had just finished my hunter safety course this weekend. The instructors said that if we can get enough signature together we can get put it on the ballot to allow hunting for the lions. Does anyone know anything about this?

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:38 PM

picture strikes me odd....jus' sayin

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:39 PM

I had just finished my hunter safety course this weekend. The instructors said that if we can get enough signature together we can get put it on the ballot to allow hunting for the lions. Does anyone know anything about this?

Sounds like someone dreaming. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:Regarding the pics...Lilgator, are these your pics, or??Seems like there should be a series of shots prior to all of these cats drinking together if it's legit. I doubt these cats walked to the trough as a group...mountain lions are not pack animals, or so is claimed by biologists. Are we sure those aren't female African lions in Africa at a watering trough (African lions are pack animals, remember)? Those tails look a little bit "tufty" to me. Just thought it was worth mentioning. I'm a skeptic.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:10 PM

Those lions don't look very big to me. They may be a litter that has no got old enough to seperate yet.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:46 PM

Its a mama and kids... Obviously the food source is good their as its typically two to a litter...

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:53 AM

Plenty of pigs to eat in that area. Where's the shovel?

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:24 PM

I'm thinking they do look strange. MT lions with black tip tails ?

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:30 PM

OK maybe just looked at some pitures. Mom and cubs maybe.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:13 PM

I'm thinking they do look strange. MT lions with black tip tails ?

Posted ImagePosted ImageThese mountain lions have black tipped tails.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:17 PM

Mountain lions are supposed to have a dark tipped tail...Appearance and Anatomy of Mountain LionsShape: similar to short-haired house cat, with a relatively small head, shortened face, small and rounded ears, elongated body, and long neck and tailTypical Length: males, about eight to as much as nine feet from the nose to the tip of its tail, and females, about six to seven feetTypical Shoulder Height: two to two and one-half feetUsual Weight: males, 125 to 160 pounds, and females, 80 to 100 poundsColor: Tawny to rufous to buff to bluish gray along the back and sides with lighter colored belly, throat and inner legs and with a black-bracketed nose and a dark-tipped tailHunting Attributes: powerful legs suited for rapid acceleration and pouncing and teeth designed for seizing, slashing and tearing

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 01:54 PM

Just one Claymore........ :smiley-funny-post-sign:

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:47 PM

I've actually seen a similar group to this. It was an adult female of about 120-130lbs and three sub-adult females in the 80-90lb range. They trotted by single file with their tails erect and the first thing I thought of was african lions. It was quite a sight really. Two days later in the same spot I saw a large male snoopin' around, he must have had a wiff of esterous.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:32 AM

When I hunted FHL I saw a group of four and a group of three as well as a dozen singles over a ten+ year period. They are there and they are hungry. They even have bear down there.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:01 PM

About 5 years ago I was spending most of my hunting time up in the Los Padres/ Ventana Wilderness/Hunter Ligett area. During that time I talked to a number of NP rangers and a state biologist and they all said that area has the highest concentraion of mountain lions in the entire US.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 10:17 PM

Didn't know...that they travel together in packs like that!

These pics were taken near the Deschutes River in Oregon just about a year ago:Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:59 AM

Mom and sisters will often stay together longer than the toms.. And a cat with three cups is not that rare..

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:00 PM

Mom and sisters will often stay together longer than the toms.. And a cat with three cups is not that rare..

What would a cat being doing with 3 cups??? :harhar1[1]: Seriously though, there are 5 cats in the pics I posted. Maybe it's a mom & 4 cubs but they appear to all be full grown and of the same size. Either way, I know I wouldn't want to bump into them while out in the woods! :horse apples:

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:57 AM

D size cups?????

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:48 AM

Fred, how 'bout YOU go take their measurements and report back to us? :horse apples:

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:08 PM

That appears to be a mom and cubs. They can stay with mom up to 21 months. The reality is that she was able to raise four cubs(cups) to the point that they should be independent. That means they have no shortage of food.In Oregon I would love to see that. Mtn Lion tags are cheap up there. Hopefully next year.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 10:28 PM

I will post some of my trail camera pics that show a series with a female with two young cubs along with two nearly grown juveniles. I will post them tomorrow as they are on a different computer. Not sure how common it is for a female to be raising two cohorts at the same time. Interesting though.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:27 PM

Posted ImageHere's the adult female and you can just see the first cub coming into the photo on the left.Posted ImageThis shows the two small cubs on the left just coming into the camera view.Posted ImageThis photo is 4 seconds after the two small cubs have left (along with mom) and shows two nearly grown juveniles.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:03 PM

Incredible photos. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming, please!




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