Mountain Lion Encounter on STT?

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  1. Aviatrix

    Aviatrix Active Member

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    Rode there last night. Heard a rumor. What's the story-O?
     
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    KELLS!! Woo-Hoo you're back!! Let's bring this place back!

    Yep. G2 girls saw it - posted it up on FB. Heard nothing as of late.

    Ride w music blaring from your phone, that'll scare the kettehs away. ;)
     
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    Rumor I heard was some dude made eye-contact with the cat recently and then promptly ate sh*t (something I would probably do as well if it were me). Allegedly happened between the flag and Old Camp.
     
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    Here's a thread on that other site: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/mountain-lion-above-luge.4836/

    And here's the first post in that thread. I don't know who the author of the quote is, nor do I know Eric - but here's what we read:

    "This has been making the rounds on Facebook the last few days. Apparently someone had an encounter with a big kitty on STT above the Luge.

    Yeah it was a pretty gnarly deal. My buddy Eric rides there later quite a bit after work, and was heading up the climb past the Luge when he saw the lion crouched down in the bushes creeping on him. He got off his bike to flip around and bail out of there when it came out of the bushes and started backing him up hill on the trails. My buddy stood his bike up on the rear tire to try and get it to move, but he said it was not budging. Totally unafraid and straight eyeballing him. He started to chuck rocks, yelling etc and then it finally went into the bushes. So Eric took the open chance to start booking it down the trail, he looked back and the cat was chasing him, he lost control and ate it into the side of the trail. He had another face off doing all he could to get it to take off back into the bushes once again. So gnarly. He said he's never been so afraid, thinking for sure it was not going to end very well. I told him he needs to report the incident to the forest service.

    I don't know if trying to "book it down the trail" was the smartest idea...

    Anyone else have any info? Any other sightings? It seems like this cat is either not afraid of people, or is REALLY hungry. Either way, that is bad news."
     
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    trailninja Going Slideways!!!! Staff Member

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    I have noticed that ML sightings have an opposite effect on us mtbikers. Whenever there is a report it seems even more people head out to the trails. Lol. NO FEAR!
     
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    Thanks for the info Herz!
     
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