A mountain lion in Warwick?


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • We now have a photo of a Warwick mountain lion, taken by Brian. We're working on getting a last name.



Dear Editor,

I worked on the farm Saturday, about three o’clock I was cold and wet enough to quit so I came home to Wisner Rd., put on some hot soup and fired up the pellet stove. Just as I settled in, looking out the window I’ll be dammed. A mountain lion walked by in between the railroad tracks. I had all the time in the world to check it out. He was preoccupied with the cars crossing the tracks at Wisner and sat on his butt and watched. After what seemed a long time he turned his head left and in one quick move scaled a 15-foot bank into some thick brush. I could see him messing around in there for a minute or two and then he was gone. I have heard for years that there were no mountain lions in this area. I was no more than 15, 20 feet from this guy and he was very real. Tomorrow I’ll go out and look for tracks. He was over 100 lbs.

Jim Murray, Wisner Rd., Warwick NY

Editor’s reply: Hi Jim! Thanks for your note... I believe it. You didn’t happen to get a pic, did you? We did a story about mountain lion sightings in the area six years ago. Anyway, how freakin cool is that.

Jim Murray: I’m a photographer, why would I have a camera?




Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



comments powered by Disqus

MUST READ NEWS

Joining the cavemen
The making of a barefoot runner

By Orion Russell Blake

February 3, 2010. That’s when it started. I was catching my regularly scheduled infotainment and...

Read more »
Image

In the path of the jaguar
A rare case of hope for an apex predator

By Jenna Gersie

Connor and I walk with a guide and other tourists down a canopied rainforest path, beside a slow river,...

Read more »
Image

Seed Catalogue to Farmstand
This one stores well

You could be eating cucumbers on Christmas

Germination is slow and sparse



This tastes more like a cucumber than a...

Read more »
Image

Cora’s belly birth
When life gives you a breech baby, cultivating a positive mindset can make a C-section a sacred experience, too

By Emma Frisch

“No more,” I groaned...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



* indicates required


MOST READ

Griterati
Joining the cavemen
  • Mar 13, 2019
Yonder
In the path of the jaguar
  • Mar 6, 2019
Poetry
Seed Catalogue to Farmstand
  • Mar 6, 2019
Features
Cora’s belly birth
  • Mar 4, 2019
Born Again
Hurricane dogs
  • Mar 1, 2019
Features
The O.G. of animal activism
  • Feb 28, 2019
Hands
Mission: the simple life
  • Jan 3, 2019
West Milford, NJ