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Same spot as the cougar, i wish i'd have got his head in there too!
Not too happy to see a huge skinny cougar in my neighborhood...

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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wow pretty wild pics!

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As I said before amazing pics man keep em comming Im enjoying! Thumbs up

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Location: Maysville, Grant Co, WV
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bobcat/puma pictures

The 2 pictures above are beautifiul shots of 2 bobcats and 1 cougar.

You mentioned carcasses in trees, that cougars or mountain lions don't do that, I beg to differ.....
In the east, numerous deer, elk, rabbit and small game have been found stuffed in trunk or splits of trees, anywhere from 10 to 17 feet above ground level.
In discussions with several wildlife biologists at a cougar conference on June 26th in northern Pennsylvania , all agree, cougars, mountain lions, Pumas and even black panthers(leopards) and jaguars stuff their catches into trees well above ground, so other scavengers cannot reach it.

If meat spoils, Mr Cougar will not return to feed off it....and will leave for scavengers.
If meat stays fresh, cat will return to feed upon it for days.

There is to be another cougar conference in northern Pennsylvania in late June of 2008, where the cougar/panther issue will be further discussed.
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John A. Lutz
epuma@hardynet.com

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And they say you dont learn something new everyday.

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Lepoards and Jags will stuff them up trees...cougars won't. I always hear about someones friend of a friend talking to some DNR guy and getting that story...it seems there would be evidence of it- i.e. Pictures, Reports...
Cougars just don't do that, they bury it.

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Lepoards and Jags will stuff them up trees...cougars won't. I always hear about someones friend of a friend talking to some DNR guy and getting that story...it seems there would be evidence of it- i.e. Pictures, Reports...
Cougars just don't do that, they bury it.

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Awesome pics Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

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nice pics Thumbs up

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Re: Baiting for Cam Pics
redrider wrote:
How would a guy go about baiting for a mountain lion? Purely for Trail camera pics, not allowed to hunt. Supposedly we don't have them here in KS even though they have been sighted. My cousin saw one on our property and I'm wanting to try and get a picture of this beast. A neighbor had a mid size dog die of natural causes and they took it to the woods. When one of them was wandering the woods shortly after they found the dog carcass 12 ft. up a tree half eaten. Dont know of any other animal around here that could have done that.

I live in England, where, we have mountain lion and leopard. I have never been able to get a lion to take bait. They always eat live prey. Leopard are the only cat that will take a carcass up a tree. Leopard are easy to bait for. Dog is a leopards favourite food, followed by roast chicken carcass and fish and chip rappers.
In England, leopard don't take food up trees because they are not afraid of anything. You might find that you have wolves in your area sometimes. Wolves eat leopards and take food from them. Bear is another possibility along with jaguar, which is making a comeback in the States

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