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post #31 of 46
No, I'm not familiar with that establishment. Sounds interesting though. Even though the price of gas is down, the time and expense of a drive to Rosamund seems a little daunting these days.

I got a private tour of Shambala by one of the trainers/keepers there. I was accompanied by well-known gunwriter Mike Venturino and his wife.
post #32 of 46
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No, I'm not familiar with that establishment. Sounds interesting though. Even though the price of gas is down, the time and expense of a drive to Rosamund seems a little daunting these days. I got a private tour of Shambala by one of the trainers/keepers there. I was accompanied by well-known gunwriter Mike Venturino and his wife.
My mother recently called Shambala to ask for information and try to work out a time to visit, left a message, and returned home to find a message on her answering machine left by Tippie Hedren herself. It's great to know that she takes such an active interest in the preserve. I recommend the EFBC trip if (for some ungodly reason) you're ever vaguely in the area. It's a great place, and they do some pretty good work, but you're right that it's very far out of the way.
post #33 of 46
Incidentally, I own the skins of both of those animals.
post #34 of 46
When we lived in florida, me and my dad were driving home, and a big black cat ran across the road. A jaguar i think. It was spooky
post #35 of 46
Probably just that--a big black cat. Some feral cats can get quite huge in a few generations. I believe they are responsible for a lot of "black panther" sightings. Some feral housecats have been shot in Australia that weighed in the 60-80 pound range--the size of a small leopard.

Melanistic jaguars are quite rare, much more than melanistic leopards ("black panthers"). I did hear of a jaguar, a released or escaped exotic pet, no doubt, sighted in south Florida many years ago, but it was of the common spotted variety.
post #36 of 46
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Probably just that--a big black cat. Some feral cats can get quite huge in a few generations. I believe they are responsible for a lot of "black panther" sightings. Some feral housecats have been shot in Australia that weighed in the 60-80 pound range--the size of a small leopard.
post #37 of 46
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+1 SUPERwow How much do you think Frau Boxleitner weighs? My guess is that she was about 35 pounds in the late 1990's, but recently has trimmed down to 7-8lbs and has written a self-help book for other cats (I kan haz teh Skinneee, Meowbner Press, 2004.)
post #38 of 46
The sainted RJ cat lost almost half his body weight at the end.

I think I'll go away and think by myself now.
post #39 of 46
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The sainted RJ cat lost almost half his body weight at the end. I think I'll go away and think by myself now.
I thought the purpose of teh RJmanholebearpig was to look past and beyond teh RJman. As such, you need to leave what's in the past in the past. RJmanholebearpig, to compensate, should buy a leopard/giant cat, fixing a new avatar "Teh RJleopard has a pride... 4'11" 67.5lbs"
post #40 of 46
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Appearently the mighty Mountain Lion has returned to Connecticut!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110612/...ainlion_killed
post #41 of 46
Note to self: Do not f*** with a leopard.
post #42 of 46
Thread Starter 
I was watching this video of Eagle pulling goats off the edge of cliffs and thought of this thread.
post #43 of 46
Goats or mountain sheep lambs? Looked more like the latter to me, but biologically it's hard to differentiate sheep and goats.
post #44 of 46
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I had no idea mountain sheep even existed to be honest.
post #45 of 46
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I had no idea mountain sheep even existed to be honest.

Oh, my yes! Very sought-after trophies. Many big game hunters strive and expend great sums of money to achieve a "Grand Slam" of the North American sheep--Dall, stone, bighorn and desert. There are many species of wild sheep in the Old World, the most sought-after probably being the Marco Polo sheep from Afghanistan and thereabouts and the Mongolian argali.

There are some animals that are borderline between sheep and goats--like the bharal of the Himalayas and the aoudad of North Africa. The mountain goat of North America is not a goat at all--more closely related to the antelopes, and our pronghorn antelope is not an antelope. Confusing, ain't it?
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