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These photos were taken 300 yards from one of our employees houses, at his neighbors. Don't know what it is but I sure know what it looks like.
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Mountain lion to my eyes, unless the perspective is all out of whack.  I've only ever seen one in the wild.  It jumped a high game fence in front of my pickup while I was on the way to my hunting camp in Eastland County.  It looked like those pictures.  Very impressive creatures.
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Pretty scary, looks like he needs to invest in some thermal weaponry gear to protect his homestead! lol
 
 
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Here kitty kitty kitty! 
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Here kitty kitty kitty!  BANG!
 
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One thing is certain. It isn't a mtn lion. Mtn lions have much longer legs and tails relative to their bodies.

It kind of looks spotted in those pics, but the body and tail look like a jaguarundi.

It could just be a kitty cat too.
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He needs to put a case of Corona out there for a frame of reference........
 
 
 
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In the 1st pic, the head looks more in proportion of a domestic cat... the rest kinda does, too.
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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

He needs to put a case of Corona out there for a frame of reference........
 
 
 
 
Alright Ed, what did you do with the other 2 six packs!!!!
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We were questioning what it is. I don't know what else we have that could be that size other than mountain lions. My friend Brian whose house it happened at found some tracks yesterday evening that were about 3-4" in diamater. The neighbors 15lb dog also dissapeared. I am starting to think more and more it is a mountian lion.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

We were questioning what it is. I don't know what else we have that could be that size other than mountain lions. My friend Brian whose house it happened at found some tracks yesterday evening that were about 3-4" in diamater. The neighbors 15lb dog also dissapeared. I am starting to think more and more it is a mountian lion.
Sounds like you've probably answered the question.
Might sit out with a bag of cat chow and some steaks and see what shows up... bring lots of coffee.
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The MP5SD should accompany you on that trip!
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

The MP5SD should accompany you on that trip!
The 416 sounds more like it. Semi Auto
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its just a little putty cat!
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

We were questioning what it is. I don't know what else we have that could be that size other than mountain lions. My friend Brian whose house it happened at found some tracks yesterday evening that were about 3-4" in diamater. The neighbors 15lb dog also dissapeared. I am starting to think more and more it is a mountian lion.

Did he manage to take  decent picture of the tracks?  If the imprint of the paw is half way reasonable you can more or less figure out what it is.

It does sounds like a mountain lion, but the body proportions are a bit off.  Could be a young mountain lion.

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He did get a picture but it isn't extremely detailed. From the inside of his thumb to the tip of his pointer finger is 5"(I measured to give you a point of reference). he saw some other tracks too. Smaller cat tracks (bobcat) and in between tracks with claw marks (coyote or dog) then he saw these and said there was no visible claw/nail marks. Definitely to big to be a house cat.
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Tail doesn't look right for a mountain lion.  But I would shoot it regardless of tail length.
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looks more leopard than lion. there were jags in new mexico, but thats a long way from FW
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Now that we have seen tracks and have a good idea of where it is crossing on his property we plan on gearing up and trying to get this cat this weekend. Does anyone have any tips? I haven't ever hunted a larger cat like this before.
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