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Seeing lions, other than on a trail cam, is rare....

February 08, 2021 07:02PM
I can't actually remember the last one on my ranch I saw.... I'd guess 3 or 4 years ago? I see their sign all the time... like scat... and two years ago came across a buried, (camo'd), kill, a deer. They are numerous right now on my ranch and in the area... killing a lot of livestock, young calves. I'll have to find it but I have photo, somewhere, of 4 lions together at a watering trough near our water well.

Coyotes are numerous, very numerous. Coyotes are even here, at my home. We hear them often at night. They set every dog within miles barking all night. Some years ago I told a couple of coyote stories on this board... won't repeat them but just briefly... in the mid 60's a coyote and my german Shepard, (Bonanza), made friends. For an entire spring and summer they'd frolic together in my front yard. My Dad and I used to sit up all night watching them. When I've mentioned that to local game wardens, people who work with wildlife, they think I'm nuts, and say it had to be a dog. It wasn't, it was a coyote. The other story was me and guy who used to work for us came across some coyote pups once who were abandoned, their mother most likely died somehow. We took them in and raised them. They never became anything like 'domestic' but yes, I could pet them. Eventually I released mine... he would return every so often... still allowing me to approach him, sometimes pet him but not always. I forget how long this kept up... but quite long, over a year. Then one winter he never returned.

I have a pretty thick hedge I leave wild in my front yard... I like the critters it attracts. Skunks, snakes, lots of wild cats. Every so often a Badger but that's extremely rare. Lots of opossums. And perhaps until about 25 or 30 years ago a fox or two. I haven't seen a fox around here, my home, since then.... I know there still are a few on the Mendota Wildlife Refuge, about 2.5 miles from my home as the crow flies... but I never see them. They're also on my ranch... but I see lions more often than I see any fox.

BTW... my ranch lies in the mountains to the SSW of me, only about 28 miles as the crow flies but a 1.5 hour drive.

  Trail Cam Action

canadaram71February 08, 2021 04:50PM

  Nice work, Canada....

JamesJM14February 08, 2021 05:08PM

  Wild pigs

canadaram15February 08, 2021 05:30PM

  Re: I forgot to mention

canadaram11February 08, 2021 05:38PM

  Seeing lions, other than on a trail cam, is rare....

JamesJM21February 08, 2021 07:02PM

  coyotes are about the only "wildlife" I encounter at my place

21Dog18February 09, 2021 05:41AM

  I miss pheasants...

JamesJM14February 09, 2021 07:06AM

  Re: I miss pheasants...

waterfield13February 09, 2021 08:36AM

  We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

JamesJM15February 09, 2021 09:07AM

  Re: We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

waterfield19February 09, 2021 12:30PM

  Mid 30's, and earlier, and later...

JamesJM12February 09, 2021 01:17PM

  Re: We used to allow hunters from the larger cities...

Arkansas Ram15February 11, 2021 06:54AM

  We call them "lake people"

Drew283920February 11, 2021 04:01PM

  If you don't mind me asking...

JamesJM15February 11, 2021 05:29PM

  I'll surprise you

Drew283914February 11, 2021 09:11PM

  Not surprised at all...

JamesJM20February 11, 2021 10:13PM


Drew28396February 12, 2021 08:34AM

  got a friend coming out this afternoon...

JamesJM7February 15, 2021 08:36AM

  Let me know about the PPQ

Drew28395February 15, 2021 09:50AM

  I'll do that...

JamesJM6February 15, 2021 09:54AM

  Interesting day...

JamesJM118February 15, 2021 04:22PM

  Oh, forgot to mention the PPQ

JamesJM5February 15, 2021 04:26PM

  Thanks for the review Jimmy

Drew28396February 15, 2021 05:15PM

  The grip...

JamesJM9February 15, 2021 06:55PM

  Gotcha. I heard that about the trigger, too.

Drew28397February 15, 2021 09:58PM

  We have coyotes roaming inside the city, now..

sstrams12February 09, 2021 08:48AM

  They are amazing animals...

JamesJM14February 09, 2021 09:29AM

  Re: Seeing lions, other than on a trail cam, is rare....

canadaram12February 09, 2021 12:09PM

  Lion Photos Attachments

JamesJM15February 15, 2021 08:51PM


canadaram11February 19, 2021 07:38PM

  Haven't found my trail cam photo of 4 lions yet... Attachments

JamesJM18February 10, 2021 11:05AM

  Thanks for sharing..

canadaram13February 10, 2021 01:14PM

  Well, I don't fear them....

JamesJM13February 10, 2021 01:35PM

  Re: Well, I don't fear them....

canadaram10February 10, 2021 05:04PM

  Watch the movie Backcountry...

sstrams16February 11, 2021 03:45AM

  I just watched the trailer on YouTube...

canadaram24February 11, 2021 03:20PM

  Dude, its brutal...

sstrams14February 11, 2021 06:24PM