Mountain Lion at Whiting

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej Well-Known Member

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    Gotta go with the Park Rules:


    • Consumption of intoxicants prohibited.
    • Park only in designated areas.
    • All fires are prohibited. Fire prevention must be the first concern of every visitor.
    • Use of motorized vehicles and equipment is prohibited.
    • Possession or use of firearms or weapons is prohibited.
    • No pets. (Gerbils exempt)
    • Swimming or wading in creek or lake is prohibited.
    • The park depends on visitors to protect all wildlife, vegetation, features, and improvements.
    • This wilderness area is characterized by certain inherent dangers. These dangers include, but are not limited to, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, poison oak, and rugged terrain.
    • No smoking in the park.
    • Park visitors must stay on designated trails.
    • No entry to the park when closed.
    • MINORS SHOULD BE UNDER DIRECT ADULT SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES.
     
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    Dang it! I was planning to take my pets and unsupervised children in there today on my ATV for some shooting, smoking, drinking and wading! Already have a nice fire pit set up to warm up afterward. Crap. Gotta find something else to do today.

    Just having a little fun. Y'all are starting to call each other names.
     
  3. Enriquez

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    Hey Herzy, you keep your shenanigans over at Aliso.

    I will be on the lookout for the all clear sign before venturing back to Whiting. Me scaredy cat!
     
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    Your house in Santa Ana is also mountain lion habitat, how many of them you displaced when you moved there (or whoever developed the area in the first place). Lions live anywhere they got food sources like everything else. Whiting is just as much human habitat as any animals. Stop disassociating yourself from the animal kingdom. We are the alpha predators here and not some enlightened stewards of wilderness harmony. We hunted plenty of species to extinction including saber toothed tigers. If the lion can't handle himself against another male lion then oh well, shoulda studied more lion jiu jitsu. He's not hanging out where I mountain bike and take my kids hiking. Also these lions will kill you for fun. I'm sure some of you have cats. Ever see the cat kill a squirrel just for fun in spite of you giving it plenty of food. Well to a mountain lion you are a squirrel. Another thing. Animals learn. Bears in North Carolina's Smoky Mountain National Forest stay away from campsites because they kill bears that get near them and bears teach their young to avoid humans.
     
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    dstepper Over the hill

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    dstepper lived on ranches in Mendocino County forestlands most of his life. I have had weasels get into the henhouse and kill every chicken and duck I there. They where the source of my winter meals you can not count on the winter runs of salmon and steelhead. I have lost expensive sheep and cattle to lions and coyotes so I do not have a Disneyland mentality.
     
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    Antifret, I see you joined last month. This is not MTBR. If you want to insult people you have never even met please do it there. We try to be a little bit nicer here.
     
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    My apologies. I'll edit my post to remove any insults. Certainly don't have anything against anyone personally. Just this "Disneyland mentality" as dstepper phrases it is a bit off-putting.
     
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    Rode there Saturday morning. Not sure if thats the day they Mt. Lion was sited or if it was friday. But was having lots of chain problems that day. chain kept dropping. Glad my friends ditched me and left me alone. LOL.
     
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    since when have STR members been nice?! 8-[
     
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    I rode BlackStar last night. According to some hikers, they saw a mountain lion in the area of Hidden Valley.
    Perhaps Mr. Kitty has moved on from Whiting Ranch.
     
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    The setting where the pic of the lion in Whiting was taken looks eerily similar to the pic of a lion I snapped at San Clemente. Be safe out there. Remember to fight back if attacked. They are not used to their prey fighting back.
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    That is not a lion it is a leopard.
     
  13. Schecky

    Schecky SoCalMTBubbs

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    I believe there is commonly a lion in that area
     
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    Waldo Lebowski Urban Achiever

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    I believe there are commonly lions most everywhere in the mountains.
     
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    BROWNIE I'm good at recess!

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    Last time at SCST I saw a couple of cougars with that one there, I believe one was cleaning her with her tongue.
     
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    This one does look like it's from Disneyland.
     
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    Then warn every kid and parent you see every day. The most dangerous lion is the one nobody sees.
     
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    Little different when a cat is up in a tree next to the trail.
     
  19. Abui

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    I agree that a cat in a tree that no one has spotted is dangerous. Once he's been spotted it's game over. Predators want surprise not a bunch of tourists with cameras.

    I warn adults anytime I see them letting their kids go out of immediate control, the danger includes lions, coyotes, and rattlesnakes.
     
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