Police responded to a cougar sighting this week in a Salem back yard but there is some question about what neighbors actually saw.
A neighbor took some pictures of the animal, which was estimated to be around 45 to 55 pounds.
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And the game officials asked to investigate are now laughing their heads off when they have to tell people, it’s a tabby cat… who likely won’t believe them.
Shame on KVAL news for this joke. More pictures on the website.
UPDATE: (08-June-2012) Yep. House cat. Maine coon to be exact.
That story included a link to this page about Maine Coon including its disputed origins. Many people once believed the Maine Coon originated by interbreeding the American bobcat with the domestic cats.