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Re: mountain lion in Spry

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  • Joe Braun
    Tanya--I remember that! Didn t you have a long staring contest with him and then he eventually went away after you threw rocks and yelled at him? (or something
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 18, 2013
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      Tanya--I remember that! Didn't you have a long staring contest with him and then he eventually went away after you threw rocks and yelled at him? (or something like that...)

      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, tanya_o0o <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > Cool! The one that Bo and I ran into in Kolob resulted in no incidence
      > as well, but what a cool thing to see!
      >
      >
      > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Braun" wrote:
      > >
      > > From Zion NP's facebook page (the new source of fresh info!):
      > >
      > https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=634114646619512&set=a.4036096596\
      > 70013.94901.143664062331242&type=1&theater
      > >
      > > Last weekend, a canyoneering group encountered a mountain lion feeding
      > on a kill in Spry Canyon. The surprised cougar protected the carcass and
      > hissed at the party. The group wisely avoided contact with the animal,
      > moved on without incident, and promptly reported the encounter to park
      > rangers. Spry Canyon is closed until further notice to minimize wildlife
      > disturbance and prevent future encounters.
      > >
      > > Mountain lions are agile and nocturnal animals that frequent the
      > higher plateaus of Zion. These large and elusive cats are rarely seen
      > and have sizable ranges. As a result, it is difficult to know how many
      > mountain lions are in the park at any given time. Although interactions
      > with visitors are rare, when encounters occur, the park's primary goal
      > is to limit the disturbance to the animal and prevent future contact
      > that could disrupt the animal's behavior.
      > >
      >
    • cgptsnaz
      I saw tracks of a mountain lion in Mineral Canyon near hwy 9 a while back.
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 18, 2013
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        I saw tracks of a mountain lion in Mineral Canyon near hwy 9 a while back.

        --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Braun" <joe@...> wrote:
        >
        > From Zion NP's facebook page (the new source of fresh info!):
        > https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=634114646619512&set=a.403609659670013.94901.143664062331242&type=1&theater
        >
        > Last weekend, a canyoneering group encountered a mountain lion feeding on a kill in Spry Canyon. The surprised cougar protected the carcass and hissed at the party. The group wisely avoided contact with the animal, moved on without incident, and promptly reported the encounter to park rangers. Spry Canyon is closed until further notice to minimize wildlife disturbance and prevent future encounters.
        >
        > Mountain lions are agile and nocturnal animals that frequent the higher plateaus of Zion. These large and elusive cats are rarely seen and have sizable ranges. As a result, it is difficult to know how many mountain lions are in the park at any given time. Although interactions with visitors are rare, when encounters occur, the park's primary goal is to limit the disturbance to the animal and prevent future contact that could disrupt the animal's behavior.
        >
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