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Old 08 December 2013, 01:02   #21
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Our trash bags have been constantly been broken into recently - huge tears in the side of the bags and bits strewn all over the place. Was sure it had to be a large cat or fox. Finally spotted the culprit the other night. It was a large hedgehog!
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Old 08 December 2013, 02:01   #22
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Our trash bags have been constantly been broken into recently - huge tears in the side of the bags and bits strewn all over the place. Was sure it had to be a large cat or fox. Finally spotted the culprit the other night. It was a large hedgehog!
If that was here, I would blame it on a Raccoon They are smart and get into anything related to food. As does a bear, but we don't have those around here.
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Old 08 December 2013, 03:16   #23
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There has been no sight of any pussy round my way for years

But I do my keep my eye out
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"That ^ is in the South of San Francisco area. I live North of the Bay and we have similar signs around our parks"

Spotted those 2 pictures on a Pacific Crest Trail forum a while back at the start of their season.
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I saw this big cat in Central London!!!



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Old 09 December 2013, 03:03   #26
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There are two local creatures I am afraid of...first is the Great White Shark that happens to frequent our local dive waters, and the second are the mountain lions that also happen to frequent our local dive sites, just on the land side. They are both majestic creatures that deserve respect, and occasionally decide to take a taste of a person, but we are not their prey.
Agree with the first; not so much the second. We aren't their normal prey for sure, but they can and do deliberately attack people (as opposed to GW sharks who [arguably] only hit humans by mistake.) The good thing is that the cats are relatively rare, so encounters are as well.

Recently, we've been having coyote problems in my neighborhood. The wild turkeys have disappeared, as have a number of housecats. A neighbor saw them eating a deer they had killed about 30 feet from his back door.

I'm sure we have mountain lions in the area (I'm in sparsely populated hills, about a quarter mile from a large wildland park), but I've never seen one. The deer population is probably large enough that they don't have to come into the residential areas.


Unrelated note: Nomad; I'm confused: Are you in the US or in Ireland (your posts imply California, but your profile says Ireland)?


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I had a cat encounter - in all fairness it was during a family visit to Zimbabwe

This might have been his dad ...............
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Fair set of gonads on that lion John, I met a big pussy Friday night, scared the crap out of me
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Unrelated note: Nomad; I'm confused: Are you in the US or in Ireland (your posts imply California, but your profile says Ireland)?


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I had a cat encounter - in all fairness it was during a family visit to Zimbabwe

This might have been his dad ...............
Nice when they are that size cookee. When I lived in Pretoria there was a Lion park not to far away from me. It wasn't a bad day out there either.
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