Tag Archive for cougar

Mountain lion captured and killed in Kentucky

This is extremely interesting news. If the animal was wild, it would be the first such confirmed mountain lion in Kentucky since before the Civil War. Wildlife officer shoots and kills mountain lion in a tree in northern Bourbon County A state wildlife officer shot the mountain lion late Monday afternoon on Redmon Road in…

Exotic lion on the loose in California? (Update)

See UPDATE below. Originally published on 4-Aug-2014 Mystery animal roaming California neighborhood was caught on a security camera. Experts say it’s not a cougar but resembles a lion, leopard or older dog. Of course the headlines have to make the most outrageous assumption. African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video. Grainy surveillance footage of…

Cougar spotted on Lake Huron’s Manitoulin island

Trail cams prove successful again. A very brief but distinctive clip shows what wildlife experts agree is a cougar in an area that hasn’t had such residents in a hundred years. How did it get there? Gotcha: Cougar footage ends years of mystery | St. Catharines Standard After years of reported sightings and speculation —…

It wasn’t a mountain lion in Massachusetts

A mountain lion sighting was reported to the Winchester police. Winchester Police Department>> Mountain Lion Sighting in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animal’s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a…

Black panther hoax picture is getting around

The Louisiana wildlife department warns people that there are black panther hoaxes going around. We already knew that… La. Wildlife and Fisheries: No, there are no black panthers in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning people to be skeptical of posts on Facebook and other social media that claim to show…

Florida panther sighted in the Everglades, deceptively dark

Very dark Florida panther sighted. Timeline Photos – Everglades National Park. On November 9th at 3:00 pm, park visitor Judith Haseitel was lucky enough to see a critically endangered Florida Panther while driving through Everglades National Park. The photos make it look unusually dark. But there has never been a documented melanistic puma/cougar. Therefore, it’s…

Midnight big cat report in Maryland – nothing found

An emergency call reports a mountain lion near a Maryland elementary school late night Tuesday. As usually happens in these reports, there was no physical evidence. Baltimore Sun – Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday. Someone called 911 at 12:54 a.m. Wednesday to report seeing “a cougar or a mountain lion” in the area…

Trail cam picture of Missouri mountain lion

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed that a photo from an automatic game camera installed on private land in the state has captured a mountain lion/puma. They DO exist! Mountain Lion Sightings Confirmed in Pulaski County – OzarksFirst.com. According to MDC’s Mountain Lion Response Team, mountain-lion sightings have been occasionally confirmed in Missouri…

Mistaken mountain lion. Here, kitty…

I’m sure you’ve heard all those reports of people seeing large cats and strange animals… think that eyewitness reports can be taken at face value? Well here is ANOTHER case that shows they can’t. Mountain lion in Casper? Officials call it a case of mistaken identity. Kirsten Bright and her sister Taylor were just about…

Cougar uses pet door to get into Oregon home

Some people may find this just a BIT concerning. Cougar enters home through dog door A cougar entered a Dexter-area home through a dog door last month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said. The homeowner called her dog, and the cougar left the house, said Brian Wolfer with the Oregon Department of Fish…

Cougar report in Washington turns out to be a housecat

Police: Cougar sightings in Lynden were false alarm | Local News | The Bellingham Herald. A “cougar” sighted four times near the Lynden fairgrounds turned out to be a very muscular orange housecat. A woman snapped photos of the alleged cougar Monday, Aug. 27, near the 1800 block of Front Street. She saw the cat…

Mountain Lion sightings reported in Kentucky

NEW INFO: Ashland Mountain Lion Sightings Spark Police Alert. A police alert has Ashland, Kentucky neighbors keeping a close eye and short leash on their dogs and cats. the cause for concern – reported sightings of mountain lions and/or cougars. Big cat sightings in two neighborhoods by different people prompted the ashland police to put…

Possible mountain lion in Westchester New York

Experts: Some Kind Of Big Cat Is On The Loose In Westchester County Evoking Images Of Last Summer In Conn., Residents Say It’s A Mountain Lion MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y.— Another big predator cat is apparently roaming the northern suburbs. The calls started coming in earlier this week in Westchester County, reports CBS 2’s Lou Young.…

Boy claims mountain lion attacked him in Illinois (Update: Tall Tale)

Mountain lion thought to have attacked teenage deer hunter – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register. A 14-year-old deer hunter said he was attacked by a mountain lion Sunday evening, just a minute’s walk from his family’s Pike County home. His father, a Baptist minister, said his son was fortunate. “If God had not protected that boy,…