They are out there...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Thomas Mitchell, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Saw this guy yesterday. Damn if he didn't take the same game trail through thick cover that I needed to follow to get back to my car...

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    Cool. I see alot of bear where I fish,but haven't seen a cat.
     
  3. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    I think I see a puddie cat! So how long did you wait to follow?
     
  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    In all of the time I've spent in the woods, I've never seen a cougar. Bobcats, bears, fox, otters, sure, but I never saw a cougar. And you were able to get a photo, well done.
     
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Run cat!!! Or I'll sic Alex on you.
     
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    That is pretty damn cool!
     
  7. Olive bugger

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    Seeing one is a good thing, at a distance.

    It is the ones that a body doesn't see that could give you some
    nightmares. Great picture.
     
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    Great shot! I was once told by a group of park rangers that you'd be lucky to get four seconds to take a picture of a cat in the wild. In forty years of hiking several times a week, one had only seen the swish of a tail disappear into the woods. How long did it remain visible?
     
  9. Thomas Mitchell

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    It was there at least two full minutes. I was down wind so it didn't notice me for a bit while it shook off and licked a paw. I froze for a while thinking "WTF do I do?" then it took me another 30 sec of so to get the phone out of my wader pocket. The cat noticed the movement and just stared at me another minute or so. He was probably thinking "Food?"... When I tried to get my big camera out of my pack, he didn't like it and slowly sauntered off into the woods. Never seemed scared of me in the least.

    I usually fish 'til dusk then walk back in the dark but I left a little early this time. Gave him about 45min and then was very noisy walking out.
     
  10. Bill Aubrey

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    Awesome shot! What a lucky break!
     
  11. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier FUBAR

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    Great picture! I have never seen one in the wild but I would love to.
     
  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Wow! Nice work getting the pic! Hiking out after seeing that, I'd be very nervous.
     
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    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    That's just awesome! You are very lucky to have seen one in the wild, amazing!

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    What river??
     
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    This will be a good story to tell the grandkids someday. Course by then the story will have wings of its own. Did I ever tell you about the time........:-/