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Thread: Possible cougar sighting south of Peterborough

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    Quote Originally Posted by brent View Post
    Not legal to shoot unless in protection of property or self....
    yup, cougars are here in Ontario. my brother who works out in Lake Louise in seasonal days, he told my parents when they visited him. Bears? they're ok and predictable. Cougars; you won't hear them coming and its the last thing you'll see.

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    Maybe thats why no one is seeing deer the cougs got most of them

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    At least 20 people in North America were killed by cougars between 1890 and 2011, including six in California. More than two-thirds of the Canadian fatalities occurred on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Fatal cougar attacks are extremely rare and occur much less frequently than fatal dog attacks, fatal snake bites, fatal lightning strikes, or fatal bee stings.[citation needed] Children are particularly vulnerable. The majority of the child victims listed here were not accompanied by adults.
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    That is a big cat no way it's a dog look at the size of the tire and the cat plus size of tail


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    There's an interesting article published in the latest version of the Canadian Field Naturalist:
    http://www.canadianfieldnaturalist.c...icle/view/1728

    It discusses 6 confirmed occurrences of cougars in Ontario. Some were confirmed as escapees (one pregnant, but killed).

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    The last foot of that tail looks photoshopped to me...just my opinion...different texture

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    I'm from Holstein Ontario. I have heard of sighting in the area over the years. I met a man from Mild May who installs over head doors. This gentleman told me a story of his dog being cornered at his house and reported this to the MNR and they denied that they have released any in the area. After these events he was driving home one night then hit a cougar with his truck and the cougar didn't survive. There was a phone number tattooed in the cougars ear and he called and it was MNR.

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    That's incredible.

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    Why does everybody insist that the MNRF denies their existence in Ontario?

    After numerous sightings of cougars all over Ontario, and extensive studies, the Ministry of Natural Resources confirmed in 2010 that print and hair evidence proved that cougars never actually went away, but that their population is so scant the beasts were rarely seen.

    The population of the reclusive cats may have also been supported domesticated cougars that had escaped over the years.

    There were reports that the cat shot Saturday appeared to have been declawed.

    “What is important is that there are free-ranging North American genotype cougars in Ontario that have originated from an unknown combination of released, escaped, native, or dispersing animals,” MNR senior scientist Rick Rosatte said Monday.
    http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.c...ps-kill-cougar

    Having said that, if the picture in the article is one of a cougar, it sure is skinny; and where's the black tip on tail?

    There's no doubt that there are cougars in the area, but it's amazing how most photos we see are always blurry, fuzzy, small or otherwise distorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev View Post
    I'm from Holstein Ontario. I have heard of sighting in the area over the years. I met a man from Mild May who installs over head doors. This gentleman told me a story of his dog being cornered at his house and reported this to the MNR and they denied that they have released any in the area. After these events he was driving home one night then hit a cougar with his truck and the cougar didn't survive. There was a phone number tattooed in the cougars ear and he called and it was MNR.
    I wonder if they were able to tattoo the rattlesnakes as well? You know, the ones the MNR released to eat turkey eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev View Post
    I'm from Holstein Ontario. I have heard of sighting in the area over the years. I met a man from Mild May who installs over head doors. This gentleman told me a story of his dog being cornered at his house and reported this to the MNR and they denied that they have released any in the area. After these events he was driving home one night then hit a cougar with his truck and the cougar didn't survive. There was a phone number tattooed in the cougars ear and he called and it was MNR.
    What are the odds? Wow, his dog is cornered? And then later he hits one with his vehicle and kills it? Many of us go through life without ever seeing one and yet this guy has dealings with 2 of them. Amazing!
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