Monday, Dec 12, 2005
Things have been kind of routine lately, so Margaret thought
she would add a new distraction to the agility course. It
worked! All day when the dogs were on the course, they would
be sniffing the air and looking down the hill toward the draw. It
is a challenge to stay on the plank walk when trying to look and
air-scent to see what is down the hill.
Actually, the story starts over the weekend when a neighbor
found one of his goats had been killed. It looked like a mountain
lion had made the kill. That was confirmed when another neighbor
happen to see the mountain lion walking off his ranch and across
the road, toward the area the dogs were looking. Also, she was
heard yowling from that area.
In the late afternoon, the Fish and Game department set up a
trap and baited it with the remains of the latest kill. And, sure
enough, in the early evening the lion was caught. It looks like a
eight month old male.
Margaret wanted to add him to the
Second Chance program, but Brian said "No more damn cats!"