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#18339 - 03/09/06 06:34 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: acdnyc]
talus Offline
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http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ws/nwrc/is/living/cougar.pdf

pg 2 drawing of print, looks exactly like the paw print i took. also read somewhere there have been 47 sightings of cougars in NY state 2 in NJ
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#18340 - 03/09/06 07:13 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: talus]
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Sure wish we could see the pics you took......[large hint]

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#18341 - 03/09/06 07:27 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: Smike]
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There have been multiple sightings and a body (hit by a freight train) in Southern Illinois. It is only a matter of time before they make it here, if they have not already. Besides we could use a little help with the white tail infestation.

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#18342 - 03/09/06 08:16 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: pitfall]
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Quite large? That's f'ing HUGE for a coyote.

Don't know what thing's been eating but every resource I just looked at said typically around 30lbs for a male, around 25lbs for a female.
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#18343 - 03/09/06 08:19 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: ScottR]
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Besides we could use a little help with the white tail infestation.

Might also help with the overcrowding at the Gunks that some folks are always complaining about. I hear that gym climbing newbies are one of the catamount's favorite foods!
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#18344 - 03/09/06 08:22 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: GeeVee]
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What GeeVee said. They don't get that big. Ever.

We had an actual, for-real, no kidding, Coyote in our front yard a coupla years ago.

Got to within like 15 feet of it (in the car, we were coming home from someplace) when it bolted.

It was a small and scrawny thing, like a small-to-medium sized, but very malnourished, dog.

Saw it once or twice more at later dates, from inside the house, I think we may have a few pics of it someplace....
Light brown and white fur, very large ears, at first I almost thought it was some sorta large wild cat, but nope, it was a coyote.
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#18345 - 03/09/06 08:26 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: MurphysLaw]
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coyotes are no big deal see em and hear em all the time.

smike, d75 like i said to you i'll send you the photos like i did to other gunk .comers just pm your email. i tried to post the photos but were to large and don't have time to resize. maybe someone who has the pics can
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#18346 - 03/09/06 08:44 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: d-elvis]
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I fought a puma once...but that is a thread drift from the skills thread




After thinking about it, I think it was a Wolverine... and it wasn't actually me, it was my cousins. Yes, like fifty of 'em. They kept trying to attack my cousins! What the heck would you do in a situation like that
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#18347 - 03/09/06 11:21 PM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: talus]
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I sent the pictures to a friend of mine who tracks wild cats in mongolia.

His response:

"definitely looks like a cat track. You can make out the 3 pointed pad
on the large rear pad, canids only have two points. Probably a cougar."

directory with the pictures

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#18348 - 03/10/06 03:53 AM Re: by yourself be careful [Re: crackers]
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Didn't the preserve people want to get very detailed info from you as to where you sighted the print? I would think so, unless the expert who reviewd it was utterly sure it wasn't a cat..... I'd think they'd want to see for themselves, if possible, if there was even the smallest possibility. Although I suppose they might not want to have too much publicity. Front page news, mom and pop load up the kids to go on a photo safari sort of publicity......
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