Michelle
...feeling afraid Michelle @mishlyn

Coping

OMG! A cougar was just in our driveway growling/barking at us.. the most horrendous sounds! Thought maybe lynx or bobcat.. but listening to the sounds online, matches cougars. Got our cats in safely, this type of stress is the type I can't control 😨

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Clint
Clint @NJClint

Wow 😲 that's scary you better keep a lookout for him they don't play well with others...


Rita
Rita @rita

Hopefully he’s on his way through and now gone Michelle. My evening (2 hours!) was spent trying to get my dog away from the groundhog who had taken cover in the generator. Lots of barking and frothing, never a dull moment!


Clint
Clint @NJClint

You girls are animal wranglers...😎


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Oh wow scary wildlife in Canada. Hope he's gone now. Do you get that often?


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Ohh my Rita, lol Did he make it out okay?
I am hoping he is on his way. Never knew they would approach people with such aggressiveness. Do you think it would stalk our house knowing the cats are here?
I have never seen or heard anything like it before Jen! We have wolves and coyotes as well, but have only seen a wolf once but hear them lots at night. It was about 20 feet from us and was coming closer.. I hissed/barked back at it trying to mimic the sound and possibly frighten it, but he just came closer!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Had to google a cougar. Thought you were talking about a cougar mama lol. We don't get them here but I do hope it doesn't come back. He sounds dangerous. Be careful Michelle. :)


Chris
Chris @Chris70

My first thought was cougar as in woman , wouldn't mind one in my garden ! Seriously that's some wildlife I get a bird of prey now and then that's as scary as it gets here .


Jen
Jen @jen1984

I'm so glad we don't have wild cats here. We only get snakes spiders dingoes bluebottles sharks killer whales and crocodiles but we stay out of their way.


Jenny777
Jenny777 @jenny777778

Gosh !! This sounds really scary...stay safe 😊x


Bev
Bev @bev43

Wow Michelle that is scary. Hope he doesn't come back


Diane
Diane @froghop26

Good grief, the scariest thing I have in my yard are the wallabies which come and eat the vegetable scraps I leave out for them.


Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

My daughter in California walked into her living room one day to find two racoons relaxing at each end of her sofa..


Rita
Rita @rita

I live in a rural community so yes we get our fair share of wildlife, namely the occasional deer, coyote, fox, porcupine, rabbit, bobcat... and now for the first time a groundhog. From a gardener’s perspective, groundhogs are bad news. Yes he escaped but not completely unscathed; my elderly cocker spaniel took a bite of fur out of him.


Clint
Clint @NJClint

I once came off the back porch headed out back in the dark and was standing in a herd of dear ...I slowly decided to head back inside the house...


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Well looking like they do I will retreat as well. But, living in SA, I might try to make a friend and get eaten up! Lol.


deborah
deborah @deborah4

The good news is that "generally" cougars don't attack humans (not that I'd wait around to find out). Unless provoked of course. They like their prey a little smaller. :) So puff yourself up and make a lot of noise and s/he will probably wander off. :) Beautiful animals.


deborah
deborah @deborah4

Was it a baby? Did it have spots? Cougars are much much larger than a lynx or bobcat. Wouldn't want to be near a baby... momma's probably close and she might very well attack.


Mavis
Mavis @mavis

That's scary Michelle I'd be afraid to let my animals out. You certainly don't need that kind of stress


Mavis
Mavis @mavis

Sounds a pretty scary place where you are living Michelle


Sharon
Sharon @sharon65

Glad your cats are all safe.


Steve
Steve @cartermac13

Sorry but I would've loved seeing that, when I go to Colorado every summer I beg to see a Mountain Lion, lucky you :)


Leonie Mateer
Leonie Mateer @leoniemateer

Hi Steve.. 20 or so years ago we were driving down a freeway on the outskirts of San Diego and a lion ran across the road in front of us. I was shocked! Escaped, I thought, from the nearby animal park or the San Diego Zoo.

Arriving home shortly after, I frantically called a variety of animal hotlines to report the escape and save the locals from being eaten alive only to be told, "mountain lions live here.. they are indigenous to the area"

In New Zealand, we only have a couple of poisonous spiders - no snakes, lions, bears, wolves, coyotes, etc... hence my ignorance.

However, whenever I go to Montana I dream about seeing a bear.. haven't yet.. still on my bucket list. Although my friends who live there have many bear stories to share.


Steve
Steve @cartermac13

Hi Leonie, That is another creature I would love to see in the wild A BEAR, Rocky Mountain National Park is so beautiful Elk, deer, mountain goats & moose are aplenty so I would really like to change things up & get a glimpse of pretty much everything else you mentioned :)


Pegge
Pegge @pegge

I had neighbors at one time that owned two...looked out one day to see my lab's head in a mouth..Thank goodness Health department took care of..I hope you are happy in your move Michelle and most of all you are healthy!! Pegge


deborah
deborah @deborah4

Cougars (Mountain Lions) are around here in Canada. You usually don't see them in the wild though as they are shy of humans. Lots of bears though and they're not shy LOL. I'm on the East Coast, so we only get brown bears. One still should be careful though. My dad has issues with them where he lives. They're there all the time. They come right up to the doorstep and they eat his garden. Not a happy daddy.


Jannie
Jannie @jannie2469

We have cougars here......woman over 40 wearing too much make up leopard skin mini skirts and prowling for young men


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Hahaha Jannie! OK, I'm over 40, can't we make it women over 50? The picture you sketched is definitely for over 50's. Lol.


deborah
deborah @deborah4

Over 50 Hurts Michelle. LOL When does a cougar start really?
50 is the new 30... so ....hehe


Jannie
Jannie @jannie2469

Yeah I'm over 50 also Michelle so shall we make it 60. I've obviously lived in some rough places.


Kelli
Kelli @kelli55

Wow that must have been really scary and certainly stressful! I’m glad you and your kitties got inside safely.



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One of my biggest lessons in life and with Psorasis is: ❤when you change the way you look at things...the things you look at change.❤ -Dr Wayne Dyer



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