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Anyone know anything about this? A friend said he saw a pic on facebook, claimed to have been taken on June 25th at the lower lot? 3 fairly large cats together headed in the same direction. I would have thought some chatter would have shown up on the forum by now?
 

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Yeah... Cougars there usually travel in packs, and are most likely seen after normal business hours and before happy hour ends.
 

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mountainswin said:
Anyone know anything about this? A friend said he saw a pic on facebook, claimed to have been taken on June 25th at the lower lot? 3 fairly large cats together headed in the same direction. I would have thought some chatter would have shown up on the forum by now?
I know something about this: the picture showed up after one of my Divas got an email from a yahoo mtb group with the pic warning peeps about the lions. She sent it out to all the gals (175 of us). One of those 175 thought it was a cool pic and posted it on Facebook (not sure if anyone else did this as well). I have since posted on the dirt divas blog some "what to do if" stuff. Check it out if you want....

However, the lions have been know to live in and/or have frequented that area for many years and are normally seen at dusk or dawn. Just a part of mountain biking on the Front Range..... :D
 

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Must be like the Mogwai. Get 'em wet and they multiply. With all this rain it's a wonder we're not riding on top of them like trail cobbles.
 

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I got forwarded an email with that pic, but it said it was up by Cen Cone...
that wouldn't surprise me one little bit! cent cone and top of WR aren't particularly far from one another ... right?

i wonder how far these kitties can roam in a day ... or DO roam in a day, typically.

pretty, pretty cats, tho .. no!?!?

jj
 

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"Mountain lions require a lot of room—only a few cats can survive in a 30-square-mile (78-square-kilometer) range. They are solitary and shy animals, seldom seen by humans. While they do occasionally attack people—usually children or solitary adults—statistics show that, on average, there are only four attacks and one human fatality each year in all of the U.S. and Canada."

The pic blows what I though I knew about these creatures, unless one is a momma? Each of those looks full grown although I am no expert, they likely weigh 100# each? That's a whole lot of claws, teeth, and muscle to pounce on an unsuspecting mountain biker.
 

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mountainswin said:
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The pic blows what I though I knew about these creatures, unless one is a momma? Each of those looks full grown although I am no expert, they likely weigh 100# each? That's a whole lot of claws, teeth, and muscle to pounce on an unsuspecting mountain biker.
Wikipedia to the rescue:

"Sub-adults leave their mother to attempt to establish their own territory at around two years of age and sometimes earlier; males tend to leave sooner"
 

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I think I could take the one in the middle.. Maybe the one on the right too..

Of course, I would need nothing other than this, Leave the glocks to the austrians. ;)
 

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I got no pics to back this up, but 2 weeks ago early Sunday morning I was riding Apex coming down the backside switch backs and heard this high pitched screaming, looked up and saw 2 mountain lions chasing a baby elk down into a ravine. Then the mama came charging down the hill after all 3 of them. All I could see were the bushes moving at the bottom of the ravine, then about 2 min later the mama and the baby came running back up the hill with the mountain lions no where to be seen. F'in crazy. I wouldn't of even had time to take pics, I was too in awe.

-Simon
 
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