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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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http://www.timesreporter.com/news/x167311375/Bears-bobcats-making-comeback-in-Ohio Bears, bobcats making comeback in Ohio By Jon Baker TimesReporter.com staff writer Officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, are seeing increasing evidence that black bears and bobcats are making a comeback in the state. In 2010, there were 64 confirmed sightings of bears, up from 51 in 2009, and [...]

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“Before Strickland’s order, Ohio had some of the nation’s weakest restrictions on exotic animals and among the highest number of injuries and deaths caused by them, according to The Associated Press.” http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20110116/NEWS01/101160310/Local-owners-call-regulations-reversal-dangerous-animal-ban&odyssey=mod|mostview Newark Advocate Local owners call for regulations, reversal of dangerous-animal ban Written by ANNA SUDAR JOHNSTOWN — For years, Evelyn Shaw has volunteered [...]

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This year in Ohio, a cougar is said to have been purchased at a flea market (!) and then released by its new owner.  It was sighted in the vicinity, but to the best of my knowledge, has not been recaptured.  More recently another pet cougar got loose and was recovered.  Ohio, and until 2008, Ontario, stand [...]

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Ohio is noted for its lax regulations regarding private ownership of big cats.  A cougar should not be in a petting zoo. http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20100808/news01/8080322/1002/cougar-found–returned-to-danville-petting-zoo Mansfield NewJournal Cougar found, returned to Danville petting zoo DANVILLE — A cougar that escaped from its pen at a petting zoo Thursday night in Danville was found and returned late Friday. [...]

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Most eastern states and Canadian provinces now ban private ownership of cougars or require the “owner” of the exotic animal to obtain a license or permit or to register the animal with state or local authorities to privately possess the animal.  As of 2009, only two states (Wisconsin & West Virginia) and one eastern Canadian [...]

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Georgetown is in SW Ohio near the Kentucky border. http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/article_eaaa2e50-6a00-11df-bef9-001cc4c03286.html The Ledger Independent Mountain lion believed sighted near Georgetown By MISTY MAYNARD GEORGETOWN, Ohio — The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has received two reports in two days of a mountain lion sighting near Georgetown, Ohio. Police believe the animal may have escaped from a resident [...]

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http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/521874.html?nav=5007 salemnews.net State game officer doesn’t believe Salem mountain lion story true The story of a mountain lion killed behind the Saxon Club on Friday looks like an Internet hoax. Ohio Department of Natural Resources District 3 (Columbiana County) Officer Scott Angelo said Thursday, “I have no knowledge of that. I don’t believe there’s any [...]

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