Thursday, November 15, 2007

A TYPICAL DAY????

~~~~~~~~ ON THE golf course??? ~~~~~~~~ A quite different Cat than I posted about yesterday…

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A place about 14 miles south of where we live! A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours played golf there and took this picture. He said he even shook his golf club near it and is made an unearthly sound/ Hiss while bearing its fangs.
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~~~~~~~~~~~ Ranked 23 among the nation’s top 100 resort courses by Golfweek Magazine, Stonewall Resort’s Palmer Signature Course strikes the perfect balance between difficulty and playability, science and nature. In the midst of rolling mountains, alongside beautiful Stonewall Jackson Lake, come enjoy our 18-hole golf course, designed exclusively by Arnold Palmer. With a three-tiered practice facility, pro shop and convenient clubhouse dining, we welcome you to our golfer’s paradise.
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Key word here ~~~~~~~~~ NATURE!
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Bobcat (Hunting and Trapping), November 6, February 28 in West Virginia
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Stonewall Resort State Park is a state park along the shores of Stonewall Jackson Lake, an impoundment on the West Fork River in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The lake is a project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The original park was completed in 1990 and consisted of a campground, marina, multi-purpose building, and park offices. Unfortunately, the revenues generated from park activities were not able to support the debt from construction activities. Senator Robert C. Byrd developed a legislation that meant the State would not have to pay the Corp the $28 million debt if improvements to the State Park exceeded $28 million.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ History behind the name Stonewall! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Could it be? Species: rufus; Genus: Felinae (Lynx) We think so! When we first moved her over thirty years ago we heard them, the sound made your spine tingle and your guts crawl into a small scary ball. We never saw them, but when we heard the sound it seemed like we just KNEW what it was. It had to be some distant link from the past that would make us KNOW what it was. We were both city kids, so how could we have innately KNOWN?
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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) or Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is larger than a domestic cat, at least twice the size, weighs about 15-35 pounds. The Bobcat is also known as the wildcat, red lynx and bay lynx in West Virginia. Bobcat has slightly distinguishing characteristics from the lynx, shorter hair tufts, multiple black bars on tail, irregular spots, shorter legs, smaller paws. Lynx on the other hand got very few spots, lighter coat with a single black bar extends around the tip of the tail and they have pointy ears and large eyes. Bobcats and Lynxes are nocturnal animals and only a few West Virginia residents ever actually see a bobcat in the wild. Bobcats and Lynxes eat small animals, rats, mice, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, birds, hurt deer, and occasionally eat small domesticated animals, chickens, ducks, pigs. Etc. They live in the mountains in small caves, under overhanging rocks and hollow trees and kittens will stay with their mother for their first year and are preyed upon by coyotes, foxes and large owls.

3 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh wow. I hope it makes it and is left alone to live out its life. Times must be tough for it though for it to show up on a golf course.

going green

imac said...

Strange, but great info and good shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Maybe it was looking for a 'Birdy' to eat. :o)
Like Abe I hope this lives a long life and moves way back into the forest where it should be. Great bit of info, well worth the read.