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    Even if they are escaped pets or cougars that have migrated from the west, what does it matter if they are reproducing? They eventually become part of the ecosystem. The Elk were transplanted here they are no more natural then the cougars.

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    is the ministry stating that these are wild, natural cougars or escaped pets? I think they're they latter...

    i agree with the OP... no cougars... we'd have more hard evidence by now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBen View Post

    Arizona: 100,000 sq km ( about the size of Alqonquin Park)
    Ontario: 1,300,000 sq km
    Don't know which Algonquin Park you are referring to - but the one in Ontario is only about 7500 sq km, and nowhere near the size of Arizona.
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    Fascinating stuff
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...nclick_check=1

    http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/...k-documentary/

    Doesn't prove anything with respect to Cougars in Ont, but does illustrate how even in smaller, more densely populated regions of NA, getting the proof everyone expects to have happened is no sure thing. Especially if it may only be a handful or two.

    Why now? Why these past 10 years after 100 years?
    For the same reasons I might guess. Ontario is huge, and despite our population (concentrated in just a couple areas)...........


    They are a solitary creature, they have a huge range (500km) and very elusive.

    If you were a cougar in other places where humans are growing like weeds, wouldn't you look for an area where there's lots of wilderness and fewer humans? Ontario, relative to basically everything around would look really, really good
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    That was actually a brain cramp Species, likely a result of not enough coffee yet, I suppose you've never suffered one.
    If you want to focus on that one little bone and split hair rather than point/message. Knock yourself out, I have better things to do.

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    Just give it a rest boys! Think what you want but we've all shared our opinions and we know what one another thinks about the subject. I firmly beleave that they are here and NO ONE is gonna convince me otherwise. You aren't gonna change any ones opinion by beating a dead horse. Till you've got something to say about like a sighting or a picture of one tell us all about it, it too bad that 'Justin.benji's post was shot down by so Many people. The guy thought he photographed a cougar and he just showed us, whether it was a cougar or not no need for people to open there mouths I they are going to just shoot him down. It's one thing to say "Nope, I see a rock" but it's another thing to tell him to 'lay off the crack like a few people did.

    I am certain that cougars exist in Ontario an I'm sure some of you guys feel very different. But these post are getting old. If you have a picture, or a story I would really love to hear it, so please share! But if your going to jus constantly tell us there there are no cougars here without anything intelligent to add- bump your post count somewhere eles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houndlover View Post
    Just give it a rest boys! Think what you want but we've all shared our opinions and we know what one another thinks about the subject. I firmly beleave that they are here and NO ONE is gonna convince me otherwise. You aren't gonna change any ones opinion by beating a dead horse. Till you've got something to say about like a sighting or a picture of one tell us all about it, it too bad that 'Justin.benji's post was shot down by so Many people. The guy thought he photographed a cougar and he just showed us, whether it was a cougar or not no need for people to open there mouths I they are going to just shoot him down. It's one thing to say "Nope, I see a rock" but it's another thing to tell him to 'lay off the crack like a few people did.

    I am certain that cougars exist in Ontario an I'm sure some of you guys feel very different. But these post are getting old. If you have a picture, or a story I would really love to hear it, so please share! But if your going to jus constantly tell us there there are no cougars here without anything intelligent to add- bump your post count somewhere eles
    This is a discussion board. If you are bothered by people expressing an opinion maybe you shouldn't hang around internet sites like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    This is a discussion board. If you are bothered by people expressing an opinion maybe you shouldn't hang around internet sites like this.
    I'm aware that this is a discussion board. And I'm not botherd by people sharing there opinion, but now that we've all let eachother know how we feel, why keep harping it? All I'm saying is by telling me (or others who think we have cougars) that they simply don't exist is not going to change any ones opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houndlover View Post
    I'm aware that this is a discussion board. And I'm not botherd by people sharing there opinion, but now that we've all let eachother know how we feel, why keep harping it? All I'm saying is by telling me (or others who think we have cougars) that they simply don't exist is not going to change any ones opinion.
    If you haven't figured it out yet certain topics like this one always attract alot of attention and activity. If it bothers you don't tell other people to move on. There are threads here that go into hundreds of posts of mostly repetitive arguing, nature of the beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBen View Post
    Knock yourself out, I have better things to do.
    Like chime in on a debate, that over the years, has been flogged to death umpteen times on this and other forums and is no closer to being resolved than the first time the topic was broached?
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    I like to believe that there are Cougars in Ontario... I agree, it's odd that they have avoided the camera lens somehow...
    But there have been sightings and hard evidence, taken and investigated by credible sources....
    Nobody seems to know whether they are native or immigrants or escapees, but I believe they are here.
    ......and no doubt, if I'm ever lucky enough to see one, many of you folks will think I was on crack or something.

    Here's the research paper from the MNR's study. I found it quite interesting.

    https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j...47883778,d.aWM
    http://www.canadianfieldnaturalist.c...../1187‎
    Last edited by HuntCamp'r; June 19th, 2013 at 08:46 AM.

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