Large Cat Near Elings?

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Large Cat Near Elings?
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By Matt

I just saw the news about a potential mountain lion sighting at Elings Park. I live next to the Park and captured this video on my security system on the same day it was reported, 3/29.

Don't know if it is a lion buy it is an interesting looking cat.

Update: For reference above is a 30" long stuffed animal at the same spot as the cat.  The cat in the video was bigger than I thought. 

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a-1561435520 Apr 04, 2019 07:17 AM
Large Cat Near Elings?

My guess is that it’s a Bengal cat. Sometimes, there is one that shows up in our yard near Hendry’s. Ironically, we also have a bobcat that passes through.

Emmenanthe Apr 03, 2019 06:13 PM
Large Cat Near Elings?

A mountain lion kitten would have spots, I think.

Ehdat Apr 03, 2019 08:21 AM
Large Cat Near Elings?

the size of the paws are a dead giveaway.. regular cat

a-1561435520 Apr 03, 2019 08:17 AM
Large Cat Near Elings?

Wow, I'm so glad I came back to this post. The comparison photo is hilarious!

Crystalandmaui Apr 03, 2019 08:16 AM
Large Cat Near Elings?

I had a cat that looked just like that, she weighed 15 pounds.

Bug Girl Apr 03, 2019 07:38 AM
Large Cat Near Elings?

If it had longer fur, I'd say a Maine Coone cat. Maybe some cross-breed with a Bengal or Maine. I think it's just a massive domestic pet out having adventures. I wonder if it was the one called in?

a-1561435520 Apr 03, 2019 01:23 AM
Large Cat Near Elings?

Domestic cat on steroids. I like the use of the stuffed Manatee for size comparison.

Flicka Apr 02, 2019 04:52 PM
Large Cat Near Elings?

My grandson has a female cat that size or larger. His is the biggest one we've ever seen and we had as many as 14 when we had 5 acres (gopher hunters).

Teofil72 Apr 02, 2019 04:04 PM
Large Cat Near Elings?

Original poster here. To be fair I did share this video with SB museum of ant history and they also said that it was not a mountain lion. I sent them the video last Friday when I first viewed it because of the cat's tail which made me think twice. I just thought it interesting that the same day someone else reported a possible sighting in the park which borders my backyard.

Curmudgeon Apr 02, 2019 03:43 PM
Large Cat Near Elings?

Not sure of the breed, but definitely a domestic pet. Neither Mountain Lion nor Bobcat.

All Sides Apr 02, 2019 03:28 PM
Large Cat Near Elings?

From what I could see of the markings, it looked to me like a large domestic cat.

SantaBarbaraObserver Apr 02, 2019 02:31 PM
Large Cat Near Elings?

Not a Bobcat as they do not have full tails. And that is one large tail. What do the experts say? Puma or pumped up pussycat?

a-1561435520 Apr 02, 2019 01:58 PM
Large Cat Near Elings?

Looks more like a Bengal or Savannah Cat, they're a lot larger than most house cats.

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