The official word from the Conservation Department has been that there are no Mountain Lions around here. That maybe, even though there have been photographic evidence and a few that have been hit by cars, those must have been traveling through on their way to someplace else. Where, I’m not sure. But I would like to think that there are Mountain Lions around, it would let me at least pretend that I might get to see one someday. Bear in mind I don’t want to be a statistic, but I would like to get a picture of one. Not likely that it will ever happen, since I usually walk the dogs at 4:30 in the morning. My camera is not that good.
Today when I took the dogs down to the woods by the house for a snow romp and some much needed exercise for me, the dogs promptly found skeletal remains of a fairly large animal. Charlie came carrying a joint. It was part of two bones connected with a joint, maybe an elbow or knee. Each bone section was about a foot long. AJ found part of a spine. The remains looked like it had been a good sized animal, bigger than a raccoon or opossum. Maybe a young deer. I’m also guessing the animal that killed it was fairly good sized too. Coyote, Bobcat or maybe just maybe a Mountain Lion.