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Old 06-20-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Wildcat





Bobcat & Kitten




Bobcat Kittens

Anyone here ever hear a Wildcat scream about 50 yards from you? Let me tell you from experience, it's nice if you have a change of clothes and a roll of Charmin handy.

We used to hear that scream when I was little girl on a farm we had. It is bone chilling.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There is something called a Florida panther which is very rare which resembles a cougar as well.
Here is a Florida Panther, all the years I lived in FL I never did see one of these big cats in the wild. They are a beautiful animal I think.




Florida Panther




Florida Panther
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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In a related story, Black Bears are becoming so numerous that KY is going to have a limited hunting season for them in 2009.
Kentucky moves to open season on black bears - Top stories - Kentucky.com (broken link)

I had an aunt in Casey Co that had a bear try to attack her dog. She had to fire several warning shots to scare it off

We've now got Mountain Lions, Elk, and Bears... if we had a few wild buffalo I'd feel like I lived in Yellowstone
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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Wildlife biologist Steven Dobey, head of Kentucky's black bear restoration program, said a recently completed study found between 90 and 130 bears in four counties - Bell, Harlan, Letcher and Pike - that are believed to have the largest populations.



I will have to keep a sharp eye out when we go back up to the cabins, they are in Bell County. I had no idea the bear population was increasing in KY. Our cabins are about 1 1/2 miles up in the Mountains on an old logging road which is off a gravel road, we may have some visitors up there at night.
I can't let my wife know about this or I never will get her back up there again, lol..
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We used to hear that scream when I was little girl on a farm we had. It is bone chilling.
It sure is, it's a sound that you will never forget.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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For some reason, I started mentally reciting "Lions, Tigers, and Bears." Next thing you know, I'll actually dream a dance to this. Bizarre, I know.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:20 AM
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Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Dixiegirl, I had something just as scary happen to me a few years back. Here in western Ky., I was fishing late one night at the Uniontown Lock and Dam (Congress has renamed it now for an Illinois Congressman now) I was walking back to my car around midnight through a lot of brush. All night long I had heard the coyotes howling between me and where my car was. Walking on that path through the brush I could hear them walking through the woods on each side of me. I was never so glad to see my car in all my life!
Used to sit out in my yard at night near the Tradewater River (really just a creek with thyroid problems). On the other side of the river you could hear all kinds of coyotes and every now and then hear an occasional bobcat.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Dixiegirl, I had something just as scary happen to me a few years back. Here in western Ky., I was fishing late one night at the Uniontown Lock and Dam (Congress has renamed it now for an Illinois Congressman now)
Why did they rename it?
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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Dixiegirl, I had something just as scary happen to me a few years back. Here in western Ky., I was fishing late one night at the Uniontown Lock and Dam (Congress has renamed it now for an Illinois Congressman now) I was walking back to my car around midnight through a lot of brush. All night long I had heard the coyotes howling between me and where my car was. Walking on that path through the brush I could hear them walking through the woods on each side of me. I was never so glad to see my car in all my life!
Used to sit out in my yard at night near the Tradewater River (really just a creek with thyroid problems). On the other side of the river you could hear all kinds of coyotes and every now and then hear an occasional bobcat.

Coyotes have become a real problem here. They are coming into residential areas, although rural and getting small puppies and kittens. You might want to carry a gun fishing at night like that. My husband used to night fish and that is what he did.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:06 PM
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Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Congressman John A Myers retired and they had to name something after him I guess.
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