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Old 03-06-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hmm, I don't even know what a mountain lion looks like. I can't imagine seeing a cougar, weird stuff.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:15 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Hmm, I don't even know what a mountain lion looks like. I can't imagine seeing a cougar, weird stuff.
They are the same thing depending where you are from.

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Old 03-07-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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They are the same thing depending where you are from.

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Ohhhh ok! My middle school mascot was a cougar, so I know what they look like at least.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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Default We have big cats in Greenup County

I reside on a farm in rural Greenup County. We have had several sightings of big cats in various locatons in the county. My farm is on Schultz Creek and I saw a cougar on the property approximately 6 years ago. We have had three sightings of a black panther in the same area this spring and early summer. All sightings were by reliable individuals and all are certain as to what they saw. In addition, we have had multiple reports of residents hearing the cries of a big cat at night over the last year or so. Meanwhile we are told by the Dept of Natural Resources that no such cats live in the state. Its very frustrating and I feel potentially dangerous to humans, especially young children. Can anyone give me some input on where to turn regarding this problem. Thanks.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Exclamation Mountain Lion in Lewis County? Need help identifying

I have a pic of a possible Mtn lion in Vanceburg KY. It was Chased up a tree about 80 ft. Very large cat. 90+ lbs. but can't be 100%. I can't get the pic up here because my iPad cannot upload files. Is there another way? I'd like someone to zoom in on pic and take a guess.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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Default Your pic of big cat

I would really like to see the pic. Please e-mail me a copy at sobh45638@yahoo.com
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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I reside on a farm in rural Greenup County. We have had several sightings of big cats in various locatons in the county. My farm is on Schultz Creek and I saw a cougar on the property approximately 6 years ago. We have had three sightings of a black panther in the same area this spring and early summer. All sightings were by reliable individuals and all are certain as to what they saw. In addition, we have had multiple reports of residents hearing the cries of a big cat at night over the last year or so. Meanwhile we are told by the Dept of Natural Resources that no such cats live in the state. Its very frustrating and I feel potentially dangerous to humans, especially young children. Can anyone give me some input on where to turn regarding this problem. Thanks.

LOL, virtually everyone in the country, even in Greenup County, has a cell phone with a camera on it, and yet with all of these "cougar" and "black panther" sightings, no one has ever come up with a photo of one. There are loads of trail cameras scattered all over the state, including Greenup county, and all of them are on trails used by deer, the number one food source for panthers/cougars/catamounts, etc., and yet again, no one has a picture, not even one, of a panther traipsing along a trail looking for a deer for dinner. Once again, just a few weeks ago, we had several "cougar" sightings, all within the Ashland city limits, and upon investigating the sightings, it was confirmed that the "cougar" was a large bobcat. I am guessing that maybe the cougars in this area all feed on pink elephants, and, like the pink elephants, are only visible when one has been consuming an adequate quantity of malted beverages. However, as I recall, since they are not recognized to exist in the state, the DNR does not protect them, which means you can feel free to shoot one (the cougars, I mean, not the elephants), should you see it, especially if you have safety concerns.

I live in a wooded area, I hunt and fish regularly and am in the woods during the daytime, during the night, and during the twilight hours. I have deer all over my property as do my friends and neighbors, and yet I have not seen anything bigger than a bobcat, nor have I seen any large feline tracks in any of the places that I have traipsed around while hunting. (Including MANY remote properties in Greenup county). Basically, I suspect that we "see" what we expect to see most of the time in these situations, regardless of what is actually there.

Finally, although I am firmly in the "non-believer" camp with regard to cougars in Kentucky, the part of this post regarding pink elephants and such was mostly written with tongue-in-cheek and I apologize if I hurt anyone's feelings.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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I have a pic of a big cat killed in magnolia ky sent to me by elizabethtown pd officer if anyone is a skeptics they are here I have seen them here the last 5years 2 in garson co and one in harden co and a fellow hurd them screen and I seen them both and yes 2 one was chasing the other at less than 50 yards it sounded like 2 house cats breading but it was on a huge scale .enough that 2 very seasoned hunters left the woods
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Default cat

and have cast tracks of the one in harden co
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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So what kind of wildlife is there really in Kentucky? Are there cougars and mountain lions? Bears? Wolves? anything else? Do they get close to people? do you call someone or just shoot them lol? Sorry Im a Jersey girl looking to relocate to KY. Weve had a few coyotes in NJ and NYC going through the dumpsters and in the northern parts of Jersey that are country and mountains we have bears. But no other crazy wildlife to speak of.So Im interested in what kind of wildlife is the norm in KY
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