One cougar continues north and may have reached the shores of Lake Superior by now. It’s possible that he is the individual that was documented on mid September near DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa (see http://cougarrewilding.org/CougarNews/?p=4579 )
Cougar seen again – this time in Price County
On November 12th, a privately owned trail camera captured a cougar on film with the sighting confirmed by biologists on November 23rd. The cat is presumed to be the same seen recently travelling through Juneau, Jackson, and Rusk counties. Citizens can submit sightings and photographs via the “Rare Mammal Observation Form” to help document the presence and movement of cougars in the state.
Trail cam photo of a cougar in Price County, Wisconsin
Another, wearing a radiocollar and ear tags, was first documented on July 25, 2011 on the shore of Lake Superior in Douglas County, Wisconsin. He’s now on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Upper Michigans Source.com
Cougar sighting confirmed in Houghton County
by Ty Czarnopis
Posted: 11.30.2011 at 2:32 PM
HOUGHTON COUNTY — The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of a radio collared cougar in Houghton County on November 13.
The animal was captured on a trail camera, and DNR officials believe it is the same animal that was spotted on two other occasions.
“This is the third time this animal has been captured on trail cameras in the Upper Peninsula,” said DNR Cougar Team Wildlife Biologist Adam Bump. “The Wisconsin DNR earlier verified two trail camera pictures of this cat as it passed through Wisconsin on its way to the U.P.”
The DNR also verified cougar tracks in southern Keweenaw County on November 20.
The Department of Natural Resources is still trying to track down where the animal is from. They are checking radio frequencies from South Dakota, Utah and Montana.
The attached map is posted on the Wisconsin DNR’s website http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/er/mammals/cougar/maps/CougarObservations2011.pdf . It is modified to show confirmation dates and the routes of the two cougars.