El Dorado NF Cougar Warning 7/18

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El Dorado NF Cougar Warning 7/18

Post by maverick » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:41 pm

El Dorado NF:
Forest Service Wilderness Rangers are reporting mountain lion activity near Middle Velma Lake and the surrounding area. There have also been reports of increased bear activity.
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Re: Tahoe NF Cougar Warning 7/18

Post by DiamondEyedJack » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:10 am

It's not uncommon to see increased cougar activity around Stateline NV on friday and saturday nights. Particularly at Harrah's/Harvey's.

But seriously, Velma? I guess its been warm so the mountain lions are going higher up in elevation. Lots of tasty hikers this time of year.

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Re: Tahoe NF Cougar Warning 7/18

Post by AlmostThere » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 am

DiamondEyedJack wrote:
Remember: Bears just want your food, but mountain lions want YOU.
If that were reality there'd be a lot more hysteria and death. Good thing they just watch people 99.9% of the time.

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Re: Tahoe NF Cougar Warning 7/18

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 pm

DiamondEyedJack wrote:It's not uncommon to see increased cougar activity around Stateline NV on friday and saturday nights. Particularly at Harrah's/Harvey's.
Now that's funny....

Fine point of clarification: I think Middle V is in the El Dorado NF not Tahoe NF.
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Re: Tahoe NF Cougar Warning 7/18

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:16 pm

Just checked: Upper and Lower V are in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Middle is in El Dorado NF.
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Re: Tahoe NF Cougar Warning 7/18

Post by maverick » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:46 pm

Just checked: Upper and Lower V are in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Middle is in El Dorado NF.
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Re: El Dorado NF Cougar Warning 7/18

Post by DiamondEyedJack » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:08 am

There was more news about this today (paywalled unfortunately) http://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/ ... 830691002/

A group of 4 backpackers had been up around the Velma lakes area and the cougar circled them and made noises at them, despite them yelling and throwing rocks and banging trekking poles together. It did leave them alone eventually.

The photo above (thanks Maverick) looks like an adolescent as you can barely make out faint spots on its coat. Therefore it is probably looking for new territory of its own and may just be moving through the area. Just a guess.
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