Mini-lion?

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Mini-lion?

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:27 pm

As I was closing out the season on Saturday, around 4:30 I saw something I couldn't quite identify. It wasn't a deer, and at first I wondered if it might be a coyote. There was in some thick brush, and looked like it was setting up to attack a rabbit. I saw a sudden move and the rabbit run away to the left. Then this animal walked away, more cat-like than coyote-like.

I was about 25 yards from a trail camera I hadn't checked since opening day. So, at 5:00 I checked the camera (which was about 50 yards away from the animal). Here's what I found. (Is this a mountain lion? [:D] Or a mini-lion?)
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This cat in the picture is about 25 yards away from the ground blind I was in.  

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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby cruiserdebo » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:23 am

BOBCAT....or a LYNX
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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby whitetailtime » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:41 am

That is a bobcat.

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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby Bluegrass Archer » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:51 am

I got the pleasure of seeing a bobcat this year also. I'd trade in half the deer i saw this year just to see it again. One of the rarest things i've ever seen hunting, it absolutely made my year.
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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby U.P.Hunter » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:33 am

We had one that got hit in the road last year about a mile from my house. The DNR turned him loose a couple counties over. Didn't hurt him...just stunned him I guess. I think it looks more like a lynx to me. I think that it should have been cheaked by a vet before they dumped it off.


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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:39 am

ORIGINAL: whitetailtime

That is a bobcat.

Yes, I knew this mini-lion is a bobcat. I've seen their tracks in that area, and two neighbors have seen them in their yards. I've also called them in during spring gobbler season.

Yesterday I too the ribcage from a doe I shot and staked it in front of a trail camera. Hope I get some good photos.

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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby Challenger » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:42 pm

ORIGINAL: Everyday Hunter

As I was closing out the season on Saturday, around 4:30 I saw something I couldn't quite identify. It wasn't a deer, and at first I wondered if it might be a coyote. There was in some thick brush, and looked like it was setting up to attack a rabbit. I saw a sudden move and the rabbit run away to the left. Then this animal walked away, more cat-like than coyote-like.

I was about 25 yards from a trail camera I hadn't checked since opening day. So, at 5:00 I checked the camera (which was about 50 yards away from the animal). Here's what I found. (Is this a mountain lion? [:D] Or a mini-lion?)

This cat in the picture is about 25 yards away from the ground blind I was in.  

Steve

It's not bad enough that you sneak over the border & take all of our really nice bucks. Now you're stealing our Bobcats as well? [:D]
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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby RubyCreekHunter » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:18 am

Yesterday I too the ribcage from a doe I shot and staked it in front of a trail camera. Hope I get some good photos.

  Hope we get to see them to[:D].

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RE: Mini-lion?

Postby mightyfofaad » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:05 pm

ORIGINAL: Challenger

ORIGINAL: Everyday Hunter

As I was closing out the season on Saturday, around 4:30 I saw something I couldn't quite identify. It wasn't a deer, and at first I wondered if it might be a coyote. There was in some thick brush, and looked like it was setting up to attack a rabbit. I saw a sudden move and the rabbit run away to the left. Then this animal walked away, more cat-like than coyote-like.

I was about 25 yards from a trail camera I hadn't checked since opening day. So, at 5:00 I checked the camera (which was about 50 yards away from the animal). Here's what I found. (Is this a mountain lion? [:D] Or a mini-lion?)

This cat in the picture is about 25 yards away from the ground blind I was in.  

Steve

It's not bad enough that you sneak over the border & take all of our really nice bucks. Now you're stealing our Bobcats as well? [:D]

Yeah ... what's the story with you Steve? Why are you always taking all of our good stuff. Why don't you steal stuff from Wisconsin & Minnesota, they have a lot more stuff than we do. [:D]


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