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Big cat sighting in Silver City?

Postby MN2CAPisco » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:04 pm

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As I'm known to do, I made my way over to view a couple Sierra webcams over lunch and found an interesting visitor in the Silver City cam. Looks like a big cat of some sort wandering about, I'm certainly no expert but from the sign in front of it looks to be fairly large, any educated guesses? Bobcat? Mountain lion? Alien? Maybe it's a helper trying to rid the area of those pesky hose-chewing marmots...or maybe that's just wishful thinking. :p

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Re: Big cat sighting in Silver City?

Postby copeg » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:21 pm

any educated guesses? Bobcat? Mountain lion? Alien?


Looks like a Mountain Lion...nice find. Much rather see it on a webcam than in person
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Re: Big cat sighting in Silver City?

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:22 pm

Very nice! :thumbsup: By the size it definitely looks like a mountain lion.
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Re: Big cat sighting in Silver City?

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:26 pm

Very nice! :thumbsup: By the size it definitely looks like a mountain lion, maybe its stopping by for one of Silver City Mountain Resorts famous pies. :)
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Re: Big cat sighting in Silver City?

Postby Shawn » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:27 pm

You may notice that image is from about 6 years ago. There was a bit of a debate back then about the animal and whether or not it fit the scale of the rest of the image (e.g. looks like mountain lion but seems small compared to other objects in the photo).

Not sure why it's placed on the webcam webpage today, perhaps a place holder while the camera is not showing current photos.
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Re: Big cat sighting in Silver City?

Postby rlown » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:05 pm

I remember the discussion here on that pic, and the date caught me as well. I just couldn't find any proof here that we did talk about it.

And it is a mountain lion, or i would otherwise say "fluffy, come home!" :)
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Re: Big cat sighting in Silver City?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:12 pm

Makes me want to dress up as a Yeti and walk around in front of the webcam.
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