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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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Reviewing pics like these from Wellsboro, PA used to be our bread and butter. But 14 years of looking at hundreds of bobcat and housecat photographs reported as cougars, with only one cougar confirmation from Nova Scotia to Mississippi crossing our desks (Greenwich, CT 2011) since 1999, helped us realize the ubiquity of misidentifications. Compare […]

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http://www.yorknewstimes.com/editorial/nature-reasserts-itself/article_64fa2b22-c00f-11e1-ae41-001a4bcf887a.html yorknewstimes.com Nature reasserts itself By Gene Fischer Taking a walk along a forested stream without the possibility of coming face to face with a large carnivore was something people living in Nebraska during most of the last century took for granted. That peaceful walk was due in part to the elimination of those species […]

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Visit site to see the photograph.   http://farmington.patch.com/articles/mountain-lion-sighted-at-uconn-or-not FarmingtonPatch Mountain Lion Sighted Near UConn Health Center – Or Not February 12, 2012 A large cat spotted on Munson Road is just a bobcat, the animal control officer says. What do you think? Rumor has it there’s a mountain lion roaming the area around UConn Health […]

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Can you help us locate the owner of the camera that captured this male cougar on October 28, 2010, or identify the specific location of the photograph.  If so, contact Helen at helenmcginnis@frontiernet.net.

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MNR spokeswoman Jolanta Kowalski said the last confirmed cougar sighting in Ontario was in 1884. And although the ministry receives numerous reports of sightings each year, she says 95% are are misidentifications.   “We haven’t said that they are not here. We know that there’s a presence of them in Ontario and we’ve said that […]

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http://www.courant.com/community/milford/hc-greenwich-mountain-lion-scat-0624-20110623,0,2852292.story20110623,0,2852292.story Hartford Courant DEP: Evidence Recovered from Greenwich Indicates Canine, Not Mountain Lion By DAVID OWENS, dowens@courant.com The Hartford Courant GREENWICH— Animal scat found on the Audubon Preserve in Greenwich shortly after the reported sighting of a mountain lion has turned out to be from a coyote, dog or fox, but not a cat, state […]

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Cougar hysteria in Ohio

http://www.mountainlion.org/newsroom.asp Mountain Lion Foundation July 15, 2011 A Cougar in Ohio? Ohio has gone cougar crazy. One blurry photo of a house cat made the news earlier this month alleging a cougar was on the loose, and now residents claim to be seeing big cats every where.   Read more…

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