Coywolves! NOT A PET! a wild animal

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6 years 8 months ago #38962 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Coywolves! NOT A PET! a wild animal
Although I find almost all of this very funny, entertaining and complete BS I must say that I also had a possible Mt. Lion sighting about 5 years ago in Glenwood.

I thought I saw a large(75LBS+) cat like looking creature run across Ridgetrail in cranerigde. It was dusk and about 100+ yards away so I am not sure what it was.

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6 years 8 months ago #38961 by kb voodoo
kb voodoo replied the topic: Re: Coywolves! NOT A PET! a wild animal
I had a mountain lion cross the road in front of me on I-86 near ASP years ago. There's no mistaking it for anything else.

The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...

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6 years 8 months ago #38960 by LeapingDog
LeapingDog replied the topic: Re: Coywolves! NOT A PET! a wild animal
About 11 years ago I went off roading in my 4X4 in Allegheny State Park.

There are some very remote logging roads back there. I was near or on PA border as the sun was setting. I was traveling very slow (less than 3 mph) due to the extremely rough washed out dirt road, when I swear a mountain lion crossed about 20 feet in front of my truck. It had a very long tail, which gives its profile a very distinct look. Anyway, the cat slowly crossed in front of my vehicle's path while looking directly at me.

I stopped my truck and turned off the engine with all windows rolled down so I could hear it walking. The cat crossed the road and climbed onto a 3 ft berm just beside the road which had a slight bit of cover. It was creepy because the cat just stopped there, sat down and stared at me for at least 2 minutes. I am sure that the cat thought that I could not see it, but I had angled my truck so that the headlights were pointed at it.

It was creepy, because it showed no fear and just stared at me. If I kept on my way, it could have easily jumped in my passenger side window, because it was about 2 feet from where I would have passed, on an elevated berm.

I have told people about this encounter, and am never sure if they believe me, but I swear it is the truth. Again, it was in a very remote part of the park, just as the sun was setting.

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6 years 8 months ago #38959 by Andrew Brautigam
Andrew Brautigam replied the topic: Re: Coywolves! NOT A PET! a wild animal
I'm pretty sure that there are both cougars and coyote/dog/wolf hybrids on the east coast.

I've heard a ton of anecdotal stories about mountain lions in NY. I have *heard* the deal is that the DEC has to come up with a management plan for the animal if there is a confirmed population. The management plan for mountain lions is: don't get eaten.

Crazy story though - glad your dog is OK.

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6 years 8 months ago #38947 by LeapingDog
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Check out this article from CNN about a cougar who traveled from South Dakota to Connecticut.

CLICK ON LINK

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6 years 8 months ago #38946 by Jesse@mud-usa.com
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As far as cougars, many of my neighbors in the West Falls/Colden Area have seen them. OP animal control estimates 2 pairs are around...

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