Quote from ValarinI've been googling and haven't found anything talking about "Mexican Lion/Mountian Lion" hybrids. Also, his claim that Park & Wildlife "doesn't talk about them and denys they exist cause they are to smart" and the fact his primary source was a cattle ranch hand leads me to call BS. I'm not doubting he saw a big scary animal, but I don't believe it was an undocumented super lion hybrid.
The Wikipedia page for "Mexican Lion" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_lion) redirects to the page for cougars. Which is a different name for Mountain Lion.
Also, http://en.allexperts.com/q/Wild-Animals-705/2009/7/Lions-Cougars.htm states that if Lions and Cougars did mate, they would not give birth to a hybrid, just a normal lion.
So yeah, I'll put the mythical Mexican Super Lion/Cougar hybrid right up there with Chupacabra's.
Quote from dondeelast night i woke up... as i open the fridge...my ICECREAM... GONE!
Quote from Wraith223I had the same scare, but instead found the mayonnaise had turned evil.
Quote from Wraith223Have you been to south Texas? No one studies these animals cause there is no money there worth spending on for animal research. I could not find anything on Mexican lions either, but jaguars and panthers could what the ranch hands called Mexican lions.
Note your comments from allexperts said if mated, not that they actually saw the cub. On a side note, their have been other species crosses such as the grizzly and polar bear that wear "mule" and epically large and aggressive. These specimens were studied and on display on discovery channel and in museums.
Quote from ValarinYep. The fact it's 213 A.D. and so many people still believe Ptolemy's vision of the Earth centered universe and all the other nonsense people swear "happened to them". Downright frightening.
Quote from Hamm81"Today's magic and miracles are tomorrow's science"
Science and understanding exists on a continuum and we are constantly learning new things about the universe in which we reside. Are these people having experiences? Yes, not all of course. But the ones whoa re having real experiences are desperate to apply some label to them. I constantly wonder why science shuns the "unexplained" when that should really be the core of Scientific study to explain the unexplained.
Even if ghost sightings are (a) manifestation of mental illness, (b) part of a chemical imbalance in the brain, (c) or the process of natural "recording" and playback of stored energy, (d)or actual spirits. Science has not proven, nor attempted to why those things happen, and they do happen.
Quote from Wraith223Exactly, the trilobite was said to be extinct and then some fisherman pulled one out of the ocean.
Quote from TiaxI don't think is true.
Quote from ValarinSame thing with cryptozoology.
Quote from Jay13xLet's be clear here though: The possibility of unobserved or unnoticed species is high, but it's mainly in the insect realm and in the ocean.
The chances of an undiscovered hominid species wandering the forests of North American without any real proof, incredibly low.
Quote from ValarinI absolutely believe there are huge numbers of undiscovered species in vast, remote/hard to get to location. I'm sure the Amazon basic has legions of yet undiscovered flora/fauna.
A super lion/puma hybrid roaming the wilds of South Texas, commonly known of by local cattle ranchers and a guy on a Magic the Gathering internet forum, but ignored by zoologists because "it's to smart/there's no money in them"? Yeah, not so much
A new fern/moss/insect discovered somewhere previously unexplored by a team of scientists, photographed, samples, and well documented, I certainly believe that. Jackalopes, Chupacabas, Bigfoot, and super mutant hybrid lion/pumas? Sorry, I'm not buying it.
Mhjames: mtgsalvation: I DON'T SEE HOW THIS CARD IS GOOD. I KNOW PATRICK CHAPIN USED IT AND WENT 8-0, BUT THAT WAS A SMALL TOURNAMENT. THE CARD IS TOO SLOW. YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THE OPPONENT HAS A SPELL IN THE GRAVEYARD
Quote from Wraith223@OP- give bigfoot a break, he does not have pay per view.
Any of you live near the Texas/Mexico border (Zapata county and surrounding)? Ever hear of a Mexican Lion? Did you know that when you cross a Mexican lion with an American Mountain lion or cougar the result is a mule of sorts. The locals/illegal immigrants called them "Once Real" (read it as if in Spanish).
Quote from DarkzephyrI'm sorry, but this makes no sense at all, how can you cross 2 related animals and get something completely unrelated? You can't breed 2 dogs and get a "horse" of sorts, or cross-breed 2 monkeys and get a "pig" of sorts.
How can u cross 2 lions and get a mule?
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Here are some pictures from a rancher/farmer I know that hung a camera on a tree to see what investigated a calf that was killed by a big cat. The pictures are on the attatchments. I have never seen Mountain lions together like this, ever. They are extremely territorial and hate each other. If mountain lions began hunting as a pride instead of single attacks; things might get interesting.
Quote from Wraith223Do you know what a mule is cause it is an animal name and creature status term? It's a result of a horse and a donkey mating. You don't get an offspring unrealted as you state, but instead an animal unable to bread and generally extremely smart. These animals have interest in mating thus all their energy is focused in thriving for themselves. It is very different in mindset from a male animal that has been neutered as cattle are for weight gain and reducing testosterone. The mule of the lions is a genetic freak that cannot bread as claimed. This lion should be kicking out the the other lion species, but fail cause they cannot breed. I don't know why there is a genetic "mule" of sorts, but am happy the "mule" status is created. Genetic incompatability, thus creating mules?
Quote from TiaxThese are pictures from Washington state. It's two mothers with three cubs each. It's not a hunting pack.
Quote from Jay13xI think what Wraith is trying to say is that the animals are 'Lougars' if you will.
I'm not sure I see it, though.