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Mountain lion, house cat stare-down captured on camera
http://www.kdvr.com/ ^ | 0/18/2011 | staff reporter

Posted on 10/18/2011 4:30:57 PM PDT by Daffynition

BOULDER, Colo. -- Mountain lion encounters in Colorado aren’t exactly rare, but they don’t usually produce such great photo opportunities.

Gail Loveman, who lives in Boulder’s Pine Brook Hill neighborhood, snapped a handful of photos of a standoff involving a mountain lion and her Maine cook [sic] cat, Zeus.

It happened last Thursday evening when the cougar walked up her porch and peeked through a sliding glass door.

Don't miss the slideshow!!!: http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-slideshow-mountain-lion-vs-house-cat-20111018,0,964756.photogallery

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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1 posted on 10/18/2011 4:31:03 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: george76; Slings and Arrows

2 posted on 10/18/2011 4:32:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition
we had a cat that looked just like that when I was growing up and you did not want to mess with it. It used to chew cigarettes.
3 posted on 10/18/2011 4:34:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Vigilanteman; SWAMPSNIPER; blueunicorn6; JoeProBono; decimon; Born to Conserve; OldNewYork; ...
Greta photos at source, FYI.


4 posted on 10/18/2011 4:34:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: GOP Golfer

Callie?


5 posted on 10/18/2011 4:35:34 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Daffynition

Awesome. What beautiful cougars!!!!


6 posted on 10/18/2011 4:36:05 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: Daffynition

As soon as I figure out how to get this door open, it's snack time, fuzzball.


7 posted on 10/18/2011 4:36:42 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

LOL...This big cat looks like he wants lunch ...and a cigarette afterwards. :)


8 posted on 10/18/2011 4:36:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

My tail is better than yours!


9 posted on 10/18/2011 4:37:39 PM PDT by SES1066 (Vote in 2012 for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS not the Left's!)
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To: Daffynition

Cool. The cat is so bored with him. HAHA. We have a cat that is tiny and often jumps at the french door at night in the bedroom waking us up. She once was attacking (not really) 4-5 raccoons standing there watching her pounce against the glass. Our cat girl is a real killer :-D. Cool mountain lion pictures though. He or she loves the statue and is actually getting much more enjoyment of it then the cat. He can’t touch the cat.


10 posted on 10/18/2011 4:39:19 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Daffynition

Sweet!


11 posted on 10/18/2011 4:40:19 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: Daffynition

Photoshopped. The similar pic at the source even more blatant.


12 posted on 10/18/2011 4:40:38 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Daffynition

Beautiful pictures. Glad that both the house kitty and Mountain Lion are safe...


13 posted on 10/18/2011 4:40:43 PM PDT by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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To: Daffynition

awesome photos


14 posted on 10/18/2011 4:41:20 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: rintense

Even with a substantial fence, that family is still not safe!


15 posted on 10/18/2011 4:43:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

2nd picture of Zeus, notice the fir on the back and tail going up...Wow. The big cats are beautiful but I don’t want to mess with um’ dangerous as all get up...


16 posted on 10/18/2011 4:43:45 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: khnyny
Glad that both the house kitty and Mountain Lion are safe...

For now.

17 posted on 10/18/2011 4:45:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Daffynition

If that is an outdoor cat, it’s an indoor cat now! No way I’d let it outside.


18 posted on 10/18/2011 4:46:10 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: ColdOne
Glad you enjoyed them.


19 posted on 10/18/2011 4:46:17 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Well,,,, my old girl, Hu, weighs only 7 pounds. The much younger girl, Mao, weighs in at 14 pounds. Moa should kick Hu’s butt in a fraction of a second. But that’s not how it works with felines. Attitude and a dominant behavior trumps size. I’ll wake up and find clumps of Mao’s hair on the floor, and know that she challenged, and lost. Still,,,, if this Coon Cat was out on the porch,,,, it probably would have ended up as lunch.. Don’t know fur shure though.


20 posted on 10/18/2011 4:47:09 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: khnyny
Maine Coons aren't slouches either. I've seen a few that were 25 lbs of lean weight. In fact, the largest cat in the world is a Maine Coon and is about the size of a golden retriever.
21 posted on 10/18/2011 4:47:22 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: steve86
LOL...*this* is a photoshop...


22 posted on 10/18/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: rintense

No way *I’d* go outside w/out a whole platoon of Navy Seals guarding me.


23 posted on 10/18/2011 4:49:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.
24 posted on 10/18/2011 4:50:49 PM PDT by SJackson (The irony is, the reason I was in this office is because I told a story to the American people, BHO)
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To: Daffynition; george76; Flycatcher; girlangler; Inyo-Mono

Great mountain lion pics, Daffynition. Thanks for the ping.


25 posted on 10/18/2011 4:51:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Daffynition

I used to have a Maine Cook cat. Got tired of him yelling “bam!” every time he prepared a dish.


26 posted on 10/18/2011 4:51:44 PM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Beautiful animal wow.


27 posted on 10/18/2011 4:57:02 PM PDT by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: GOP Poet

Lol, ain’t that the truth. It might be photoshopped, but it just might be real and as an old cat caretaker, I am believing it ; }

Amazing, beautiful animals, both domestic and wild. We are blessed to exist with them.
Tatt


28 posted on 10/18/2011 5:01:46 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Daffynition
Thanks.

Greta photos at source, FYI.

Where's Greta? I wanna see Greta.

29 posted on 10/18/2011 5:01:55 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Daffynition

She would make a beautiful rug on the floor in front of our fireplace.


30 posted on 10/18/2011 5:04:14 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Daffynition

I thank God for these beautiful gifts, and I thank Him for giving me the brains to keep from becoming mountain lion dinner.

Great photos and the cats are so magnificent, big and little.

I have a Maine Coon, Hannah Leigh (big and beautiful) and she is so gentle. She would want to play with big kitty and become a snack.


31 posted on 10/18/2011 5:08:26 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Daffynition

BTTT.


32 posted on 10/18/2011 5:10:40 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: decimon
LOL...I've had a traumatic brain injury.....looked fine to me! LOL


33 posted on 10/18/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: mardi59

I just *love* Maine coons. This sweetie was so close to lunch...thank goodness for Thermopane. :)


34 posted on 10/18/2011 5:15:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: fso301

35 posted on 10/18/2011 5:18:04 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Our family is jealous!


36 posted on 10/18/2011 5:20:27 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Daffynition


37 posted on 10/18/2011 5:24:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition

pretty animal


38 posted on 10/18/2011 5:25:47 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: JoeProBono

39 posted on 10/18/2011 5:27:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

It really was close to lunch and I’m thankful Maine Coon is alive and well.

I just love my Hannah. Very spoiled and cuddly. I have to sit down to hold her she’s so big. I told my oldest son she looks like a raccoon when she lays on her back, so I rolled her over to play roadkill (she lays on her back with her paws extended above her head) and he said she looks exactly like a coon.

She’s my sweetie.


40 posted on 10/18/2011 5:29:35 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Daffynition
98bravo
41 posted on 10/18/2011 5:29:53 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Daffynition

My parent’s tiny Siamese cat had a virtually identical stare-down with a mountain lion through the window about 10 years ago!


42 posted on 10/18/2011 5:45:55 PM PDT by Guy Gardner
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To: Daffynition

43 posted on 10/18/2011 5:50:21 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

44 posted on 10/18/2011 6:01:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: SVTCobra03
That's what I'd do ...have a sniper take care of these guys.


45 posted on 10/18/2011 6:06:26 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

My second-cousin is a game warden in Wyoming. A few years ago, when my dad and I were out visiting family, his folks showed us a photo of a mountain lion he’d killed because it was killing livestock over near Laramie. It was so big that it’s head hung off one side of his tailgate and part of the hindquarters hung off the other side.


46 posted on 10/18/2011 6:07:03 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: SVTCobra03

47 posted on 10/18/2011 6:28:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
Some pictures I've seen, these critters can be mammoth!


48 posted on 10/18/2011 6:30:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Good photos of what appear to be juvenile mountain lions. Curious, aren’t they. The older ones tend to be more cautious and are seldom seen. They’ve been seen a few times stalking around livestock at night in my area. I’ve only seen sign (tracks, dung) a few times and a couple—each on different nights—in the headlights.


49 posted on 10/18/2011 6:35:55 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop
An evening clan meeting...caught on trail cam....


50 posted on 10/18/2011 6:40:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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