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Mountain Lion Trapped in Downtown Santa Cruz Aqueduct
KSBW ^ | May 16, 2013

Posted on 05/16/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Santa Cruz police are keeping watch on a mountain lion that is trapped in an aqueduct off of May Avenue near Ocean Street in downtown Santa Cruz.

The big cat was first spotted at about 7:30 this morning, behind a medical facility on Water Street. Police are awaiting the arrival of a University of California Santa Cruz wildlife expert to assess the situation.

Read more: http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/santa-cruz/mountain-lion-trapped-in-downtown-santa-cruz-aqueduct/-/5738976/20174176/-/hahdkuz/-/index.html#ixzz2TTtZLeQJ


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: wildlife
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1 posted on 05/16/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"You get him out."

"No, you get him out."

I see rock, paper, sissors happening before the first 'expert' gets et.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/16/2013 11:23:38 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I’m sorry, if you have a trapped cat, you need to call the Fire Department.”


3 posted on 05/16/2013 11:25:10 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JRandomFreeper

Can’t they throw him down a ladder? Or a jet pack?


4 posted on 05/16/2013 11:25:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: JRandomFreeper
Great idea, guys...

5 posted on 05/16/2013 11:26:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway
"We've all heard the "herding cats" analogy with regard to managing programmers. Managing sysadmins is like leading a neighborhood gang of neurotic pumas on jet-powered hoverbikes with nasty smack habits and opposable thumbs. " -- Monkeybagel.

/johnny

6 posted on 05/16/2013 11:29:28 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

Tranquilizer gun, hoist kitty out, drop him off in the forest.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 11:31:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nickcarraway

Despite the public’s perception of declining Mountain Lion populations in California, they are quite numerous and for the most part have lost their fear of humans. I see Mountain Lions on a semi regular basis.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 11:32:52 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: nickcarraway

Higher!!!

Jump Higher!!! Yuh Muppet...

Hope they tranq the lil felluh...


10 posted on 05/16/2013 11:34:14 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Forty-Niner

Yep. I see em when I go hiking. From Mt. Madonna to Azul Park, Mt Tam and Jenner.

They are everywhere.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Cat herding commercial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_MaJDK3VNE


12 posted on 05/16/2013 11:38:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Vendome

When you say Azul Park, do you mean Sierra Azul?


13 posted on 05/16/2013 11:40:54 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: JRandomFreeper

Heart shot just barely above the left shoulder blade - mid air.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 11:42:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: nickcarraway

I bet this has those old hippie liberals in that town all worked up.. perhaps call some help from Aptos


15 posted on 05/16/2013 11:45:26 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: nickcarraway

By Los Gatos.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 11:46:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 05/16/2013 11:56:07 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: nickcarraway
Can’t they throw him down a ladder?

I think a stairwell would be easier.....

18 posted on 05/16/2013 11:58:26 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Does anybody wonder about why this cat was attracted to the back of a medical facility and what kind of “facility” it is???


19 posted on 05/16/2013 11:58:41 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: Valpal1
It's a viaduct. How dry is that part of California right now? Water is a greater motivator than food or sex.

/johnny

20 posted on 05/16/2013 12:02:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gaffer
You just sent 70% of the local population into shock with that visual.

Me? I'd be dithering over whether to use the .30 cal that isn't quite the same tack-driver that the .22-250 is.

And calling to make arrangements with our taxidermist.

/johnny

21 posted on 05/16/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

A cougar in Santa Cruz? Most are in LA, aren’t they?


22 posted on 05/16/2013 12:06:31 PM PDT by whatexit (What a shame that New England has become Old England)
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To: JRandomFreeper

This is less than a mile from the San Lorenzo Park and the river. Why is a thirsty cat in an empty aqueduct when there is a river and a park pond or lake nearby.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 12:10:33 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: Valpal1
Doesn't look empty to me. Looks like there's some water in it.

Besides, asking why catz do ANYTHING is futile. The answer is always "because I wanted to" or "to inconvience you".

/johnny

24 posted on 05/16/2013 12:14:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well, that is a good point. I can’t help wondering if it was following the scent of blood wafting from a medical waste dumpster.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 12:16:26 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: nickcarraway

Throw Helen Thomas in there with him.

He’ll find a way out pronto.


26 posted on 05/16/2013 12:18:54 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Vendome

Do you start at one of the trail heads near Lexington Dam?


27 posted on 05/16/2013 12:22:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro

New homeless guy in town...maybe King Coonerty will sport him a place to live...


28 posted on 05/16/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT by Regulator
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29 posted on 05/16/2013 12:25:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: nickcarraway

I may have to take a quick run over the mountain and see the kitty . .


30 posted on 05/16/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT by uddaudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That was so cute! I have never seen that.


31 posted on 05/16/2013 12:35:41 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: ßuddaßudd

I am tempted.


32 posted on 05/16/2013 12:36:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Forty-Niner

“I see Mountain Lions on a semi regular basis.”

I live in the East Bay and have never seen a wild lion. I’ve seen footprints in a number of local parks and talked to people who have lost goats and pets to them, however. In my area, they are only rarely seen, but they’re out there for sure.


33 posted on 05/16/2013 12:36:30 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Satayana and doomed to repeat him)
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To: Valpal1

Makes you wonder what’s in the dumpster, doesn’t it?


34 posted on 05/16/2013 12:45:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Forty-Niner
Despite the public’s perception of declining Mountain Lion populations in California, they are quite numerous and for the most part have lost their fear of humans. I see Mountain Lions on a semi regular basis.

A DFG warden confided in me a few years ago that the mountain lion population has greatly increased in California and they have totally lost their fear of man due to no one shooting at them anymore. I have seen a few and find their tracks, some in my front yard, all the time.

35 posted on 05/16/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

too simple for liberals or politicans to figure that out....sounds simple to me and effective to me....:O)


36 posted on 05/16/2013 12:59:49 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: nickcarraway

Thats what Mr. GG2 said. Put a fire ladder down in there and run like heck and let it climb out. :-)


37 posted on 05/16/2013 1:12:48 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Put a fire ladder down in there and run like heck and let it climb out.

I am thinking the climb would be started prior to the ladder reaching the bottom.

I suspect, if you try to put the ladder there, you are going to meet a large cat face-to-face before you turn around.

38 posted on 05/16/2013 1:21:19 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
I suspect, if you try to put the ladder there, you are going to meet a large cat face-to-face before you turn around.

Send the FNG to place the ladder.

/johnny

39 posted on 05/16/2013 1:27:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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40 posted on 05/16/2013 1:32:06 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway

no. I start from from some road off Shannon and Hicks.


41 posted on 05/16/2013 1:36:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway; GladesGuru

It was obviously forced out of its native habitat by development. /s


42 posted on 05/16/2013 1:36:29 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Tranquilizer gun, hoist kitty out, drop him off in the forest.

To die competing for a cat territory that's already occupied.

Get a clue: The reason the animal risked coming into urban territory is because the rest of the available habitat is taken by other cats. More importantly, if one is going to release it, the cat needs a strongly aversive treatment by humans so that it won't chance such an adventure again.

43 posted on 05/16/2013 1:39:28 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Forty-Niner
Despite the public’s perception of declining Mountain Lion populations in California, they are quite numerous and for the most part have lost their fear of humans.

They caught one in the food court at the Capitola Mall just a few years ago.

44 posted on 05/16/2013 1:41:18 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Carry_Okie

What was he ordering?


45 posted on 05/16/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Vendome
I start from from some road off Shannon and Hicks.

There's a little valley just over the hill to the north that is totally undeveloped. I used to access it from Larga Vista Dr. near Union and Blossom Hill. It belongs to the University of California.

It's now the Heintz Open Space preserve (ick). At that time it was only partially overgrown. Under the management of MidPen, I'll bet it's a lot thicker now.

46 posted on 05/16/2013 1:47:28 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: nickcarraway
What was he ordering?

Naw, he was there for take-out.

You deserved it for baiting me like that, btw.

47 posted on 05/16/2013 1:48:48 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Vendome

Okay, the one kind of across from an entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park. You’ve been all the way to the top? I’ve seen bobcats up there, but I haven’t come across a mountain lion.


48 posted on 05/16/2013 2:08:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Carry_Okie

“the cat needs a strongly aversive treatment by humans”

Slap him around a bit? You go ahead. I’ll stand over here.


49 posted on 05/16/2013 2:09:50 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Carry_Okie

lol


50 posted on 05/16/2013 2:10:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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