If you were on preserve land, you shoul definitley notify the preserve. They will probably be interested to study the area.
And definitely try to post the pictures here. I know nothing about tracks, but I would like to see the cougar tracks. I also am glad to see more evidence that there are wild cats back up in the area. Very cool.
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When I was in JTree, I thought I hear a wild cat outside rummaging, and my guides told me that, though there weren't a lot of them, they were definitely out there. They said to wake them up if I heard it again. Well - the next night - I heard it!!! And, some pots and pans being banged around too! I was so scared....I whispered over to the next tent - "Marty! Marty!!!"(yes, our own Marty Molitorus) but all I got back was "zzzzzzssssnnnnooooorrrrrrreeeeeeee....zzzzzz." So, I fell back asleep.
A few days later - I heard the mountain lion again - this time, in BROAD daylight!!!
Yes - really!
It sounded like it was coming RIGHT on the road in front of my campsite!
So, I turned and looked - and THERE HE WAS!!!!
But, it wan't a mountain lion after all. It was a dirtbag camper from down the way. With a very odd throat clearing problem.