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Old 06-15-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Cougar Outbreak?

Study finds increasing number of cougars in Midwest - JSOnline

Heck I coulda told them this has been a "problem" for many years..........
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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At least the article didn't mention that 21-25 year old men were in any immediate danger from an attack.
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Darn, I was hoping for a bunch of 70-80 year old ladies poaching for some young 60 year old cubs !
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Darn, I was hoping for a bunch of 70-80 year old ladies poaching for some your 60 year old cubs !
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I am a lot more concerned about the 4 legged ones. We follow cougar safe procedures when hiking.
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I am a lot more concerned about the 4 legged ones. We follow cougar safe procedures when hiking.
Cougar have been seen within 100 feet of our house on several occassions. Our house is next to a river backed by woods and mountains. Wildlife come down on a regular basis for water. One of my friends was snowshoeing behind our house many years ago when a cougar began stalking him. He changed directions and headed for the house.

While our family was backpacking in the Bitterroots on the Idaho/Montana border we passed an area that had a recent game kill that was partially covered. We passed through the area quickly so as not to disturb the cougar thinking we were going for her food.
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Scary. We hike single file with kids in the middle and dogs in front. Encounters are rare, but we always have pepper spray and sometimes a firearm in the field.
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This one grabbed a neighbors dog, Fish and Game took a neighborhood surrey, never heard the outcome.
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We recently had a cougar hit by a car about two miles from my house here on the Connecticut shoreline. They say it walked all the way here from South Dakota.
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Must have been exhausted
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Must have been exhausted
How can they be absolutely sure that it didn't take the bus?
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It would be nice to have some here in Ohio to help the hunters thin out the deer herd.
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How can they be absolutely sure that it didn't take the bus?
At first, it was assumed to be someone's escaped pet cougar, but I guess they had been tracking it over the course of two years.

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http://www.middletownpress.com/artic...f489437623.txt
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