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#6559286 - 11/26/16 09:56 AM At Laguna Atascosa refuge, big cats keep secret presence
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By RICK KELLEY Staff Writer




LOS FRESNOS — A bright yellow cautionary tale sits beside a birding trail that winds through the mesquite trees at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

The sign, in English and Spanish, reads “Warning Cougar Area.”

Whether that is accurate on any given day is problematic, because refuge officials and others think mountain lions are inside Laguna Atascosa periodically but not necessarily on a permanent basis.

“I think it kind of raises alarm when it doesn’t need to be raised,” said Boyd Blihovde, the refuge manager, who says he inherited the warning signs when he arrived several years ago and has considered removing them. “But I feel like if we take them down, that’s when something will happen.”

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_353e8148-b27d-11e6-9e87-63d8a0869c46.html
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#6559760 - 11/26/16 05:42 PM Re: At Laguna Atascosa refuge, big cats keep secret presence [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Here's the sign.

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“He grouped his last five shots right in the center of the bull’s-eye. Then I showed him my technique of scattering shots randomly around the target because, as I explained, you never know which way the deer might jump just as you pull the trigger.”

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#6560795 - 11/27/16 03:00 PM Re: At Laguna Atascosa refuge, big cats keep secret presence [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Hunters have been documenting them through their observations for as long as the refuge has been hunted (early '70s). NWR staff has always given it the "yeah, yeah...".
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#6561306 - 11/27/16 08:18 PM Re: At Laguna Atascosa refuge, big cats keep secret presence [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Ranch Dog
Hunters have been documenting them through their observations for as long as the refuge has been hunted (early '70s). NWR staff has always given it the "yeah, yeah...".


I worked with a group of Mexicans that claimed there was a bear that they spotted and wanted to bring a gun to the location out in the middle of no where. I went with them and it was nutria rat. Just saying that people can get their minds twisted sometimes.

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#6576085 - 12/07/16 11:15 AM Re: At Laguna Atascosa refuge, big cats keep secret presence [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Ha my favorite part...if a cougar attacks fight back:) ok

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