Tag: mountain lion

Poestenkill big cat story is irresponsible reporting

Another typical story from local news where a resident is reporting a strange animal and the reporter dramatically jumps on the story, taking the assumption of the witness as the headline. In all probability, it’s just a dog!  UPDATE: Wildlife officials did what they were supposed to do and tested for size. They determined it…

Kentucky mountain lion appears to be wild; officials not convinced

Well, this is an interesting development! No agreement on if the mountain lion found in Kentucky in 2014 was wild or a former captive. A wildlife research organization that studies the expanding range of cougars in North America has come to a different conclusion from the one offered by state authorities on how an ill-fated mountain lion…

Beware of big cat buildup in Beloit

The hype is spreading. Pretty soon EVERYONE will be seeing big cats because they been scared by the all the media coverage that something really is out there. The city of Beloit is cautioning the public after two city employees spotted a cougar in Big Hill Park earlier this week. Source: Beloit warns of possible…

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…

Mountain lion photo NOT from New York

Here is another case of a big cat photo being hyped as something it’s not. A reporter in upstate New York has tried to track down the facts of a rumor that a mountain lion was struck by a vehicle in that state. An image search would have solved this in seconds. Was a mountain…

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…

Nope, not a mountain lion in Ohio

This local news story caused some concern in Ohio. Was this a mountain lion? Animal Spotted In Canal Winchester is Identified. After viewing surveillance video, state wildlife officials have identified a large animal caught roaming through Canal Winchester. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says after seeing the animal move, they believe it is a…

Pets killed in West Virginia. Residents fear mountain lion.

Someone is hyping up a mountain lion rumor in West Virginia but there is no sign of one. Purported mountain lion sighting causes stir – journal-news.net | News, sports, jobs, community information for Martinsburg – The Journal. Fliers and a plywood sign warning of purported sightings of a mountain lion near the area where two…