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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Others claiming my photos. on 01/22/2014 15:14:01 MST Print View

@Brian,
That's disturbing to hear, not just for pictures, but for everything else.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Others claiming my photos. on 01/22/2014 15:42:46 MST Print View

Kat,

What others do is to be expected on the Internet. Too many people do not recognize other people's property rights. Sign of the times, I guess. Don't lose any sleep over it unless someone starts making money off it or libels you.

Brian Crain
(brcrain) - F

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: Others claiming my photos. on 01/22/2014 16:22:38 MST Print View

@Kat, very much so. I have always assumed that anything that I put "out" (email, texts, social media, etc.) wasn't secure ...but that picture never left my house (or so I thought). I was pretty irritated/angry/and generally at a loss to understand how - I still don't. It isn't just the NSA out there poking around ;)

Ian Destroyer of Forums
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Re: Others claiming my photos. on 01/22/2014 17:49:43 MST Print View

If the pictures were mine... What would bother me is that they stole credit for the picture. I've seen tons of mountain lion scat but zero kitties in the wild. You've put a lot of time and money into your photography and it's discouraging to see armchair quarterbacks take credit.

Again, that's me. Not trying to speak for you.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Our Kat's pics on SF Chronicle website!!! on 01/27/2014 00:18:19 MST Print View

Hey Kat - I was browsing sfgate.com tonight, saw a very familiar picture of a mountain lion, and thought "I know that lion"! Very cool that your picture was the headliner - congratulations!

http://blog.sfgate.com/stienstra/2014/01/25/pics-from-wildlife-cams-tell-a-story-30-pic-gallery/#19908101=0

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Our Kat's pics on SF Chronicle website!!! on 01/27/2014 07:03:09 MST Print View

Thanks D.k.
No new pictures, in fact I was getting a little worried but I saw the cat this morning at 5:15 and got a pretty good look at him. Caught him around the corner in a spot with steep banks on either side of the road and while he decided which way to go I saw him well enough to determine that it was the young cat that appears in almost all of my pictures.

By the way, the brownies were a hit. I ate five of them, adding to my usual "winter coat" :)

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: "your" lion on 01/27/2014 09:24:25 MST Print View

Is that the first time you've seen one of them outside the camera lens (other than while driving, as I think I remember you reporting)? That must have been a thrill.

Glad you enjoyed the brownies :-)

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: "your" lion on 01/27/2014 10:39:02 MST Print View

This was while driving this morning, but I did encounter him on the trail a while back ; he could not wait to get away so it did not feel too scary, but my heart was still thumping.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: "your" lion on 01/27/2014 19:26:10 MST Print View

"but I did encounter him on the trail a while back ; he could not wait to get away so it did not feel too scary, but my heart was still thumping."

Gosh Kat, that's how I felt the first time I met you! Of course, you could not wait to get away, but my heart was thumping! :-)

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: Re: "your" lion on 01/27/2014 19:42:57 MST Print View

Doug, Doug, Doug.....


thank you.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Re: Re: "your" lion on 01/28/2014 10:52:14 MST Print View

Too funny Doug!
Maybe something to do with the "feisty" reputation I seem to have ( going around at the GGG)....

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "your" lion on 01/28/2014 12:23:26 MST Print View

Enough, enough with the catty remarks.

--B.G.--

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
More pictures. The mountain lion is back! on 02/01/2014 18:08:58 MST Print View

Well I asked the mods to delete the thread because I feel that my location has been made too public and I don't like that. I have not heard back yet.
In the meantime I just got many more pictures from the last couple of days. Here are a few.


Deleted for the time being. Sorry but People stealing my pics got to me. Will try to watermark.

Edited by Kat_P on 02/04/2014 12:52:02 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: More pictures. The mountain lion is back! on 02/01/2014 18:35:43 MST Print View

Is the catnip working?

--B.G.--

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: More pictures. The mountain lion is back! on 02/01/2014 18:55:24 MST Print View

Hi kat

Love the tails on those animals.

Cheers
Roger

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: More pictures. The mountain lion is back! on 02/02/2014 09:24:31 MST Print View

The catnip you put there seems to work Bob :)
Remember the upper spot, past the poison oak? There was a fresh scat there and I think the pictures in color are of a different cat than the younger one. No stripe from the eye to the temple. I think it's a female and she peed ( have pictures to prove it), later on the other guy came buy and smelled for 3 minutes.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Fun photos, Kat on 02/02/2014 09:38:53 MST Print View

"I think it's a female and she peed"

So then the cat peed cat pee, Kat P?

I hope that the mods don't delete this thread, as I am enjoying what you are sharing. But I do understand what you are thinking. If you start getting photos of camera-toting day hikers, then we'll know that the word is out about where to spot a cat. Then the cats will probably go somewhere else.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Fun photos, Kat on 02/02/2014 09:56:33 MST Print View

I think there are cats all over, but they just avoid us so we don't know they're there

Cat pee Kat P? hmmm....

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Fun photos, Kat on 02/02/2014 10:03:21 MST Print View

From reading up on the published puma project papers I learned that while they come very close to people, they do so when feeding. Daytime they go further out. Females with cubs go to even more remote areas. I do believe that more humans around will make the cats less present, but they will still come around at night.

Yes, cat pee, Kat_P, cougars......one can have a field trip here :)

It is a nice coincidence that I go by Kat, that I am a Leo and have quite the luck with big cats.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: More pictures. The mountain lion is back! on 02/02/2014 12:54:50 MST Print View

"Remember the upper spot, past the poison oak?"

Oh, yes. The rash has now cleared up.

I was in a snowy patch two weeks ago, and there were mountain lion paw tracks in the snow all over the place. It was one adult plus one kitten. The kitten always walked in the tracks of the adult. Unfortunately, the catnip did not bring them out.

--B.G.--