Another sighting

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by rcb216, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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  2. Count me in with the believers most times. I have seen Mtn Lions in Eastern KY twice and tracks on another occasion. But this video is less than conclusive for me. The tire in the video appears to be the front tire on the lawn tractor and the cat is only slightly larger than that tire which would make it a large Tom Cat like a Siamese or other light single color housecat. The video fails to capture the tail clearly which would be a great piece of evidence and the eyes wipe out the head which would have been another. Maybe if we can see a clearer version of the video it will be more convincing.
     
  3. I would say that there have been 6 confirmed Cougar sightings located east to west between Memphis and Nashville, TN along a line roughly following I-40. State TWRA officials have agreed that they are in TN and here to stay per 2016 news account by the local ch5 Nashville TV station. Again, that is not clear evidence but it came with game cam film and eye witness reports. So, a piece of anecdotal evidence from a neighboring state. I thought I might have spotted one in Pigeon Forge this past weekend but I was mistaken. It was my wife sitting on a barstool. But from behind, I would have sworn...
     
  4. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Thread about this in Community section as well. Just FYI
     
  5. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I’m a believer, honestly. Idt that is a house cat or bobcat
     
  6. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    No reason for them not to be here.
     
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  7. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    Except there is zero hard evidence that they are. At least a wild population. 1000's of trail cameras all over the state, and not one legit picture. Nor is there any scat, kill site, or anything else. A mountain lion eats a deer a week, yet how many kill sites have been found?
     
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  8. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Kdfw have shot and killed lions on ky soil, wild or escapees really doesn’t matter. But it’s been documented through them.
     
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  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    But I know what ur saying, no evidence of a wild breeding population. But they can still show up occasionally.
     
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  10. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    F893AFB4-D3CD-4A35-8DF5-3799ACCD5B97.jpeg Very unlikely, but it’s possible. A dead lion on the tailgate of service vehicle is proof they can be here in some circumstances.
     
  11. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    Escapes are feral, not wild. No different than if a lion or water buffaloe escaped its cage.
     
  12. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I agree, they are not wild. But u can’t rule out a trail cam pic or sighting.
     
  13. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Yotes and beavers were non existing in far eastern counties when I was growing up; now we have both. No water buffalo yet tho lol
     
  14. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    What size air gun do you need to kill a mountain lion or water buffalo
     
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  15. EdLongshanks

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    Escapees are most certainly wild. They are formerly captive wild animals. There are genetic differences between wild and feral/domestic
     

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