Naturally, The Griffith Park Mountain Lion Is On Twitter [UPDATED]
Following in the mighty footsteps of other local animal legends, like Glen Bearian the meatball-loving bear, and the elusive capybara, we are delighted to discover that the mountain lion spotted recently in Griffith Park is also on Twitter.
And cracking us up, we might add.
With the handle @GPMountainLion and the bio "hungry for hikers," this clever Tweeter is sharpening his or her comedy claws with lots of local political quips.
Here are a few early favorites from this brand new account:
UPDATE: We've just learned that there are TWO (yes, two!) Griffith Park Mountain Lion Twitter accounts. (Just Twitter accounts, though, not two lions spotted in the park. Phew.) The other one actually was birthed a day before the GPMountainLion, and goes by the handle @P22MountainLion, the "P22" a nod to "Puma 22" or P-22, the official National Park Services moniker for the three-year old male.
Here are some Tweets:
It's pretty simple really. I've always wanted to use a telescope.— Griffith Park Lion (@P22MountainLion) August 14, 2012
iPhone + paws = FAIL. I really need to find someone with a full keyboard Blackberry and a weak grip.— Griffith Park Lion (@P22MountainLion) August 15, 2012
Keep your eye out for more Tweets from both clever accounts. And, if in Griffith Park, keep an eye out for the real deal. The actual Griffith Park Mountain Lion isn't likely to keep his cool like his online counterparts.