Monday, May 5, 2008

Making a mountain lion out of a mole hill?





**Additional information**
This is from a fellow mom from my local MOMS club:


This is wild! My neighbor's friend has one of the homes with and iron fence that backs up to the greenbelt. Four kids were playing in her backyard, and they came running inside saying they saw a cheetah in the greenbelt! This happened before the news clip.

It was a big cat. Mountain Lions can cover a huge distance in one day. Hopefully they will catch him (they set traps out) or he will just leave on his own.


Be careful out there.

**THE ORIGINAL STORY**

According to this news story, a "big cat" was spotted ONE BLOCK from our house!! Those of you who have been to our house before know that we have a lot of greenbelt type areas and with the new construction going on not far from our house, it's feasible that they've disturbed the wildlife in our area, but a MOUNTAIN LION?! That had me up worried about the kids going to school on their own. At long last, I decided I was making a mountain out of a molehill...rather, a mountain lion out of a molehill.

Oh, and by the way, if you can see the tail the caption says is supposedly in the picture? Let me know because Neil and I both struggled to see anything that resembles a tail...just lots of grass and leaves and one tree trunk. I'm stumped, to say the least, lol.

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If I have to give credit where credit is due, you'll have to go to Kevin's blog (ok, so not really *Kevin's* so much as it's Aria's blog) to see where that tail ended up being. I feel sheepish now, not seeing that tail in the first place!! How did we miss that?!

4 comments:

-goofydaddy said...

i see it! i've enhanced the picture and added a post on my blog so you can see!

Martina said...

Veh-wee clev-uh!

- Dana said...

Ok - that is just silly! Why did they use that picture when you REALLY can't see anything? Would the story look too short or something? Funny.

Martina said...

yeah, i dunno either. i don't doubt for a minute that a mountain lion is in our area, but that pictures makes is look all 'snopey'.