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Old 11-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post

Thanks for the photo. I didn't need proof, we get the things in populated areas in and around Seattle. It's not an everyday occurrence but neither is it rare.

When I was a child I knew a woman who was born in Slaughter, later renamed Auburn, and was quite old then. She talked about sitting by a wagon and at some point someone realized their was a cougar in the wagon...or that's how I remember her telling the story. I was probably about 6 at the time.
Auburn is at about the same altitude as Placerville, which is where the poor lady jogger met her demise. They say that if you have been out in the woods in the Sierras, a mountain lion has been watching you. When we went hiking and our kids were little, we wouldn't let them run too far ahead on the trail, lest they fall prey to a cougar.
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