Panther Bait, Cougar sighting - Mtn Lion on the Loose in Central KY

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by JG26_Irish, Sep 16, 2019.

Have you ever seen a Mtn Lion in Kentucky?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Mtn Lions do not exist in KY

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  1. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    I bet your search history is terrifying
     
  2. mallardkiller

    mallardkiller 8 pointer

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    Ed if your insinuating i look at bad pics...i dont brother.....40s 50s ok but 60+ its a no...
     
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  3. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Hahahaha. Just hypothesizing
     
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  4. 120+

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    Just so you know, the sagging is still a good age indicator.
     
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  5. aaronc

    aaronc 12 pointer

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    :eek::eek::eek: LMAO
     
  6. If I produced a trail cam pic the first thing to be said would be that I took it in Colorado or Montana. Am I right? A trail cam pic is like any single unsubstantiated piece of evidence. It is not proof but it supports the claim. A single eye witness is not proof either. Still there have been three confirmed killed in KY that I know of:
    1.) Kitten in Floyd Co in the 80's.
    2.) The Bourbon Co cat that was shot by KDFW officers.
    3.) The Fleming Co cat that was shot by KSP officer.

    Those are not claimed cats shot by Bevis and Butthead, or Joe the Coon Hunter. These are officers of the civil authority trained in evidence gathering with photos of #2 & #3 (I have not seen pics of the first one).

    DNA that says a cat came from Montana or out West does not prove it was a pet. After all, any Mtn Lions that migrated into KY would have almost certainly travelled from out west so it would be logical for them to have Western DNA.

    If I produce two adult eye witnesses of a Mtn Lion sighting, that is corroboration of the claim and as such would stand as evidence in a court of law. The Cat spotted this year in the Richmond area was seen by two adult eyewitnesses. The 2nd one that I saw in Breathitt Co was also seen by two other adult men. Three in total. Any one of these alone proves nothing but the pattern weaves a convincing argument that Mtn Lions have lived in KY in small numbers for decades with sightings in the 70's, 80's, and recent years which support the claim.

    Somebody stated that Florida had a population of 100 Mtn Lions. Yet they have 10 or 12 killed on the highways every year. Who counts them? The Census Bureau? These are such shy creatures, it is likely that Florida has many more than 100 and could not accurately count them if they wanted to. KY may only have a few dozen at any one time or less. I do not know and could not count them if I tried. The males can roam for 1000 miles and the females up to 400 miles. That means they may reside in other states and only pass thru KY as well. We do not know.
     
  7. bondhu

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  8. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    You'd think that Viagra would have used this as a commercial already.
     
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  9. slickhead slayer

    slickhead slayer 12 pointer

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    A link to this Fleming co cat please. Never heard of it.
    There are also numerous adults to have spotted big foot also.
     
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  10. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    FWIW, to be called as evidence in court, it would only take one eyewitness. However, eyewitness testimony is notably unreliable.

    https://www.simplypsychology.org/eyewitness-testimony.html

    "..., research into this area has found that eyewitness testimony can be affected by many psychological factors:

    • Anxiety / Stress
    • Reconstructive Memory
    • Weapon Focus
    • Leading Questions"
     
  11. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    And one cat wandering in from out west is hardly a population. If they're coming from the west, it's highly unlikely that they would just show up in EKy. Name me any other animal that has migrated into KY from a western state that wasn't first spotted in WKy? Coyotes, armadillos, bald eagles were all first spotted in western Ky before anywhere else in the state.

    The only way one would just show up in EKy and not be a released pet would be one of the ones dropped by the dept from the helicopters to control the rattlesnakes they dropped before to control the turkeys.
     
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  12. katlynn

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    There have been more Bigfoot sightings in Kentucky than mountain lion sightings.
     
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  13. bondhu

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    I read somewhere lately ,that they had recordings of bigfeets mating in Whitesburg
     
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  14. 120+

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    Coming from inside a trailer no doubt.
     
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  15. katlynn

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    Yup, because some random sound from the woods is clearly a Bigfoot!

    Most likely some fool out calling for bigfoot.
     

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