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Old 11-25-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Would you settle for a bobcat? Those we have.
I saw a bobcat a few years ago inside Elk River Country Club, near Banner Elk. I was quite surprised.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Default Panthers in the mountains

I just got back from the vets with my poor sick cat and I was asking if anyone had heard of mountain lions up here. They told me someone brought their dog in just last week from around the Aho Mountain area. The folks told them that their dog had been attacked by a panther. They were questioned whether it could have been a bobcat and they assured them that they saw it and it had a long tail and it was not a bobcat. There is another post on the western N.C. a while back and there are a lot of people up here that swear they have seen them. There have been sightings around the Todd area as well as a friends sister who said she saw one herself. Her house is on Flat Top next to the park lands. I have never seen one myself but have heard for years from the natives that they are here. I would love to see one from the distance but not up close.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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I have a mountain lion living behind my shed in Hendersonville NC. It has been growling at me alomost every night for the last six months a 11:00pm. The last few days have gotten significantly worse, last night my dog was laying down near me while I was working outside near my shed, and all of a sudden my Saint Bernard at 12 years old, jumped up and bolted for the house. Then continued making a whining noise, that she wanted inside, seconds later I heard the mountian lion growling from 15 feet behind me in the woods.
Tonight was the most elaborate growling I've heard. I called everyone I could find, sheriff's office and three US wildlife offices, no help until tomorrow. Will it attack me? Why is it here, I keep an outdoor radio playing at night while I'm working and hear the growls over it. Also I noticed large scratch marks on the trees near my shed. What should I do? Signed, Scared sitless in Fruitland.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:20 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I have a mountain lion living behind my shed in Hendersonville NC. It has been growling at me alomost every night for the last six months a 11:00pm. The last few days have gotten significantly worse, last night my dog was laying down near me while I was working outside near my shed, and all of a sudden my Saint Bernard at 12 years old, jumped up and bolted for the house. Then continued making a whining noise, that she wanted inside, seconds later I heard the mountian lion growling from 15 feet behind me in the woods.
Tonight was the most elaborate growling I've heard. I called everyone I could find, sheriff's office and three US wildlife offices, no help until tomorrow. Will it attack me? Why is it here, I keep an outdoor radio playing at night while I'm working and hear the growls over it. Also I noticed large scratch marks on the trees near my shed. What should I do? Signed, Scared sitless in Fruitland.
After watching this movie get a police escort anytime you need to
leave your home until the wildlife management can assure
you your outta of danger way

YouTube - Prey - 2007 (Don't Move)
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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Used to live in NC. Wasn't that interesting actually.

Now my mom is thinking about moving back {maybe} and so to help her, I've been looking up some information. Gotta say, I didn't really expect to see posts on things like mountain lions,wild hogs and floods when it comes to NC.

Makes it all the more interesting. I mean obviously, I'm not gonna go out looking for them cause I don't want to get eaten or anything but just the idea of it all is pretty cool.

And we always end up in places where some kind of big wheather event happens.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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I saw a bobcat a few years ago inside Elk River Country Club, near Banner Elk. I was quite surprised.
Bobcats actually live in every county in North Carolina although they are more prevalent on the coastal plane and western part of the state.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Last summer i saw what appeared to be a large jet black cat cross in front of my jeep while driving along a dirt road in the Brunswick Forrest development in Leland, NC. I did not bother to report it to authorities as, i know it would simply be dismissed. Although I'm no wildlife expert, I've spent many years camping and backpacking and generally know what I'm looking at when I come across something in the wild. Like I said, it was a cat, i was too large to be a links or bobcat and it was jet black from head to toe...
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Default Ok

We have discussed the loins. I am sure we have touched base on the bears. But, what about the Tigers? You have to have a tiger out there somewhere.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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One we were driving down the Parkway and something ran across the road, baby mountain lion/bobcat I don't know, but I saw it.

We live in Lincolnton and my father in law also swears he saw a black cat in the woods they hunts.
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