07-29-2012, 03:28 PM
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You know, thinking about it, sometimes when taking Sour out on the trails or riding one of the horses, I'll hear (or maybe not HEAR, more like sense) this rumbling sound, everything goes so silent that its almost deafening, and the hair on the back of my neck stands up. Its only happened once or twice but it causes me to have a terrified, sinking feeling and made me want to run (I didnt). Sour once felt or heard it too and froze mid-stride, so I know it wasn't just me being suspicious. I figured it was a bobcat since a lot of those things are credited to when bobcats are near, but havent people said the same thing with mountain lions? Eeesh.
NorthernMama, that would make a lot of sense. Alone, she probably didnt look all that hard to take down. As for the time, I really don't know when it happened. My shift for feeding is at 5 pm and that's when I do a once-over on everyone. Someone else comes out before me at 7 am but he generally just throws the feed into the buckets and leaves without doing a head count or anything. So it could of been overlooked.
The vet came out again today just to re-evaluate the scratches (they were really swollen the first day) and still thinks it was a big cat, as do we. She's really sore still but infection doesnt seem to be setting in or anything. We have her in a pen by herself until she's scabbed up pretty well, though.