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Old 08-24-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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Had a buddy said he seen a cougar around his farm which is around the Brookville area. He was telling me they are starting to get confirmed reports of them in areas around here. Anybody seen or heard anything about this.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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yea well my best swamp for ducks the farmer told me that theres a big cat running around

my question is can you shoot them



watch out it comming right for you
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:55 PM   #4
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It is really amazing how often this topic gets brought up.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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I did read an article in the Dayton paper about an elderly fellow who said that there is a population along the Ohio River and claimed that they exist in Miami County. I can believe that they exist in the southern part of the state, but they would have been noticed up here. It's always possible that one strayed away from someplace, but the habitat is not ideal around these parts.

They were native to this area before the 19th century.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:03 PM   #6
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Take a look at this map. Take comfort in knowing that every other instance you hear of cougar sightings anywhere near here is complete & utter BS.

Released pets don't count. I know someone who owned a tiger, bear & lion. The tiger escaped and killed some nearby horses, apparently for the fun of it.


This does not mean tigers are making a comeback in Ohio.




http://www.cougarnet.org/bigpicture.html
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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About 15 yrs ago, I was driving down to IN with a buddy to go rabbit hunting. There was 6 inches of snow on the ground. Just before crossing over the Whitewater River on I-275, we both spotted an animal sitting by a ditch out in the open field. We both said 'did you see what I think I just saw'.
It took us awhile to get turned around and go back with the snow and by then whatever it was was gone. Back then we both had pretty good eyes. To this day, I'd swear what I saw was a cougar sitting in the snow. Who knows?
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Take a look at this map. Take comfort in knowing that every other instance you hear of cougar sightings anywhere near here is complete & utter BS.
The map is of "confirmed sightings" which are difficult to obtain in an area where there might be a small population or just a single animal moving through.

There was a Black Bear sighting in Clermont County a few years back.... anything is possible.
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Take a look at this map. Take comfort in knowing that every other instance you hear of cougar sightings anywhere near here is complete & utter BS.

Released pets don't count. I know someone who owned a tiger, bear & lion. The tiger escaped and killed some nearby horses, apparently for the fun of it.


This does not mean tigers are making a comeback in Ohio.




http://www.cougarnet.org/bigpicture.html
ok so what your saying theres no cougers in ohio ....


so then theres no bears in ohio either
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Here we go again...LOL....
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Lets make sure were talking about a couger/mountain lion vs a bobcat, plenty of those around in rural parts of Ohio. Back in the late 70's a friend of mine took a picture with 4 witnesses of one within a mile of downtown Dayton, DNR was shocked and said the picture must have been a fake. Some time later he told me it got hit by a car and made the news.

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The map is of "confirmed sightings" which are difficult to obtain in an area where there might be a small population or just a single animal moving through.

There was a Black Bear sighting in Clermont County a few years back.... anything is possible.
Heck, ODNR was out on our apartment property 4 years back making a mold of a couple black bear tracks that a resident who was a hunter found on a path and called them,,,,,,, and i live right on the border of summit/cuyahoga county just on the outside of the cuyahoga national forest!!!!!
So who knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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There was a Black Bear sighting in Clermont County a few years back.... anything is possible.


Can't speak to the cougars but, there was a confirmed siting of a black bear in Warren Co. I think it was this year in the Spring, not far from my house. It was shown on video tape on the news. The bear was off Township line road not far from old 122 between Waynesville and Lebanon. They said it was probably a young male that had been run off by momma and was looking for it's own turf.
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...it is extremely unlikely that undiscovered cougar populations exist. Throughout North America, even where small populations are known to exist, bona fide sightings are uncommon, but evidence of their existence, such as tracks, scat, scrapes, road-kills and train collisions, accidental captures, documented depredation cases, prey kills, photographs taken by trail cameras, cougar carcasses from poaching and other accidents, and photographs of cougars occasionally treed by hound hunters are easily obtained.




It ....is ....extremely ...unlikely ...that ...undiscovered ...cougar ...populations ...exist.
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Sam the monkey in loveland was owned by my grandfather along with a tiger kept as a house pet.. There's people with alligators, bears, and venemous snakes in homes and propertys in some of the most random locations like blanchester and some pet owners aren't as responsible as they think they are!
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ok so what your saying theres no cougers in ohio ....


so then theres no bears in ohio either


Don't be confused. There are bears in Ohio. This is a fact.

There are not cougars in Ohio. Until proven false, this is also a fact.
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Sam the monkey in loveland was owned by my grandfather along with a tiger kept as a house pet.. There's people with alligators, bears, and venemous snakes in homes and propertys in some of the most random locations like blanchester and some pet owners aren't as responsible as they think they are!

I loved Sam. He smoked a lot. I used to give him sour gum & watch him make faces. He was an orangutang. He would also rip your arms & face off if you weren't careful.
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Haha yes I knew of some tug-o-wars story's with Sam and I'm pretty shure he went undefeated for his life time!
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......now if I could only get these damn snipes off my property......
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......now if I could only get these damn snipes off my property......

Don't worry about those snipes. They are a main food source for the black panthers running around.
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