And Now For Something Completely Different...An Old Cat

Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 28, 2012 - 9:14am.

If you are traveling in East Tennessee any time I really suggest you check this place out. These kitties were about the size of Siberian Tigers and roamed our yards until about 10,000 years ago.

Here's the Gray Fossil Site web link. I have to say it's fairly dull and boring for such an exciting and amazing place.


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Dang!

Just noticed it's closed until Jan 2, 2013. I was thinking about swinging by there on a trip to Asheville.

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Being a bit of a scientist wannabe I checked this out...

Link...

I question the conclusion somewhat. Prey reliability could support the adult population and yet not support the young. The extripation did coincide with the disappearance of most of the large native mammals, most likely as a result of the appearance of humans. We don't seem to plan ahead as a species until we run into the wall of starvation. And we've been doing this for a very long time.

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