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Sunday, June 23, 2013

"Maka," Bengal, Brown/Tan, Boulder Creek

Still Missing as of August 24, 2013

Maka is an indoor/outdoor, neutered, nine year old 13 pound Bengal cat. He is microchipped and he is wearing a collar with ID tags. 

He was last seen early Friday morning before his person went to work. When she got home later in the day, Maka did not come home that night, as would be usual. 

I came out the following Sunday, over a week later. Prior to my arrival, an extensive search of the area, which is rural, remote and mountainous, was done, but no sightings of Maka were reported. The location is a flat isolated neighborhood, with only one way in and one way out. One side of the neighborhood is a deep, flat creek, with a thin amount of water trickling through at this time of the year. 

After performing a full perimeter check of the area, we found a track leading away from the main entrance and away from the house up a narrow, winding road, past a large set of mailboxes and up another road that continued up a steep canyon all the way to the top where it ended at a large house. After attempting contact at the house and finding nobody home, we found the track leading back out of the driveway and back down the same road we just came up. From there the track went in and out of several driveways and all the way back down the same road we just came up, past Maka's house and out to the main road, Highway 9. From there is turned left and continued up the road. 

At this point, Maka's person stopped the search at the four hour mark and she said she would continue to look for Maka.

It appears to me that Maka got into a type of vehicle and was inadvertently carried away. Some ideas of vehicles would be the mail carrier, UPS or Fed Ex or another type of delivery driver in the area. Maka's people did confirm he is very friendly and will approach strangers and enter unknown cars and neighbor's homes. Also, this place is very isolated and considered safe, so it would not be unusual for any delivery vehicles to leave their vehicles open and unattended while delivering packages. Unlike in more urban areas, where it would not be safe to leave a truck unattended or unlocked. 


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Created by Google My Tracks on Android.
Name: Maka Boulder Creek
Activity type: -
Description: -
Total distance: 2.67 km (1.7 mi)
Total time: 1:27:45
Moving time: 55:30
Average speed: 1.83 km/h (1.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 2.89 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Max speed: 5.74 km/h (3.6 mi/h)
Average pace: 32.85 min/km (52.9 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 20.77 min/km (33.4 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 10.45 min/km (16.8 min/mi)
Max elevation: 212 m (694 ft)
Min elevation: 148 m (484 ft)
Elevation gain: 122 m (401 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 6/23/2013 8:36am