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Hikers filming in Sequoia National Park suddenly spot a mountain lion and decide to slowly back away.

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/895302796542717952
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Well, of course they were in the great state of California so hiking while armed was an unlikely proposition at best.   :facepalm
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Well, of course they were in the great state of California so hiking while armed was an unlikely proposition at best.   :facepalm
Yep! Good ole C.A. .... Communist America

Well to be fair they could have used their CA "legal" 2.5 inch knife against that mountain lion...I mean it could inflict a nasty fur/flesh wound...just saying.

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Read a news article recently ... I think it was Connecticut .. A whole town was freaked out because they were visited by a coyote. The elected officials were wringing their hands wondering what to do.

Jeez .. who here that doesnt live in phoenix city proper hasnt seen coyotes?! Usually they run off once they see me but a stamp of my foot and a "HEY" and they always go running off. I still get visits now and again right here in East Mesa. Guess no one told them its a retirement community and they arent supposed to bother us.

I am pretty close to Usery and tanto .. go hiking early any day and you are bound to run into coyote .. dont know that I would crap myself if it were a Mountain lion. Those crazy ass bees scare me more .. they aint got no sense.
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Oh it's better than this...

That's the edited video.  There are about 30 to 45 seconds of footage before this where they see the mountain lion down the trail and decide to chase and follow it.  Then it gets sick of the shenanigans and jumps up to occupy the higher ground.

So dumb.
Then dumber.
Then outright dumb shit.
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Well, they are Californians .  .  .   :facepalm
"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. A lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot." 
                                       
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Read a news article recently ... I think it was Connecticut .. A whole town was freaked out because they were visited by a coyote. The elected officials were wringing their hands wondering what to do.

Jeez .. who here that doesnt live in phoenix city proper hasnt seen coyotes?! Usually they run off once they see me but a stamp of my foot and a "HEY" and they always go running off. I still get visits now and again right here in East Mesa. Guess no one told them its a retirement community and they arent supposed to bother us.

I am pretty close to Usery and tanto .. go hiking early any day and you are bound to run into coyote .. dont know that I would crap myself if it were a Mountain lion. Those crazy ass bees scare me more .. they aint got no sense.

One coyote?  It's not unusual for me to see four or five in my driveway. The pack hasn't been around for awhile.
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I'm up Cave Creekish way - Tatum Highlands.  We get bunnies, jack-rabbits, coyotes, javelina, bobcats, snakes, giant scorpions that you can hear crawling on the gravel at night, and those big centipede / millipedes.  I love sending the pics to coworkers that live "in town" because it freaks them out.  They can't handle the thought or image and implore me to move before the wilderness swallows me whole.

But yet if you drive through my "hood" it looks like any other cookie cutter, overly managed HOA.  Shit we even have a Starbucks and an Einstein Bagels.

People just don't get the natural world - at all.  We are too far removed from our food, from the circle of life (cue Elton) and from the savagery that the world actually is.  99% of America lives in an artificial bubble that they believe is reality for the rest of the world.  It ain't so.
The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.

Once we as a society lose that affinity we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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I remember a couple of years back that the city of Chicago was all a twitter about a coyote someone saw in broad daylight. 

I hear them every night where I live up in Cave Creek, and see some at least once a week, usually crossing the road while I'm driving at night.

I've seen just about every critter that lives in the wild around here.  I think it is cool as all get out.

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Yep Cave Creek has all types of critters. The only two I haven't seen personally are: mountain lions (which have been sighted) and black bears (which I don't think anyone's seen at lower elevations in quite some time) around here. ;)

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...and black bears (which I don't think anyone's seen at lower elevations in quite some time) around here. ;)

Horseshoe Lake had a sighting a year or two ago and prints and scat have been seen near campground at Bartlett.  I know that's probably 20 miles as the crow flies, but encouraging.
The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.

Once we as a society lose that affinity we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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Horseshoe Lake had a sighting a year or two ago and prints and scat have been seen near campground at Bartlett.  I know that's probably 20 miles as the crow flies, but encouraging.
Hey I say we need more predators. Ever take a late night walk around cave creek? Rabbits, rabbits and more rabbits...