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New York State Museum, Albany Huxley Theatre Sunday, October 6: 1PM – 2:30 PM Bill Betty, a Rhode Island resident and mountain lion lecturer from Cougars of the Valley, will review their year-long Connecticut field camera initiative, mountain lion biology and behavior, and the perspective of cougar recovery in New England based on compelling eye-witness […]

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Of the 45 sightings reported this year for eastern South Dakota, more than half have been unverified, with two sightings verified and 15 unfounded, he said. “Just because someone sees a mountain lion, we can’t go kill it,” he said. “They are protected by law. They would have to be a threat.” http://www.yankton.net/articles/2011/09/29/community/doc4e83d888df9c2511398504.txtYankton Daily Press […]

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http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20110925/OPINION/109250310 thenewsstar.com ‘Extinct’ cougar surfaces again in La. Don’t look now, but another supposedly extinct cougar has surfaced in Louisiana, this one photographed in rural Vernon Parish and reported by the Associated Press. Read more…

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Some eastern bobcats have no visible spots.  Another diagnostic characteristic not mentioned is the fact that bobcats have white patches on the back of their ears.  Cougar do not.  This fact has enable the Cougar Rewilding Foundation to identify assumed cougars in several photos as bobcats. http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/large-bobcat-thought-mountain-lion-spotted-in-brookfield#photo-7871591 BrookfieldPatch.com Large Bobcat Thought Mountain Lion Spotted in […]

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  http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/6071310-417/strange-but-true-tales-from-chicago-that-could-only-happen-here.html Strange but true tales from Chicago that could only happen here Chicago Sun-Times BY KARA sPAK Staff Reporter/kspak@suntimes.com July 3, 2011 6:48PM [Irrelevant portions omitted.] North Side cougar Chicago police gunned down a 124-pound wild cougar roaming through Roscoe Village on April 14, 2008. The first cougar found in Cook County since 1855, […]

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http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/11/12/mountain-lions/ MPRnews by Bob Kelleher, Minnesota Public Radio Duluth, Minn. — The mountain lion, one of North America’s top predators is being sighted more often in Minnesota. State Department of Natural Resources officials say mountain lions, also known as cougars and pumas, have turned up in increasing numbers in the past two years. That wouldn’t […]

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http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/event/article/id/26014/ Park Rapids Enterprise Cougar seen on Wolf Lake trail camera This is the third of three images of a large cat captured on a trail camera east of Wolf Lake Oct. 18. (Submitted photo) By: Sarah Smith, Park Rapids Enterprise As thousands of deer hunters fanned out across Minnesota’s woods Saturday, the buzz in […]

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Four in the Morn

From ECF’s supporter Ramon (Ray) Bisque, who lives near Golden, Colorado. He says: Just last week I mentioned to a neighbor that we hadn’t seen a cougar for a couple of months. This AM Matt [Bisque] looked out to see these four cats, hunkered down, watching his chicken pen.  He stepped out his front door […]

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