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Location: Forsyth county,nc.
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cougars in north carolina?

Hey yall, I just joined the forum and I had some news, My uncle lives in the north west mountains of nc. In a small town called lowgap. He has seen mountain lions 4 times since 2005. His house is in the shadows of the mountains and dense forests. 3 of his sightings happened while he was raccoon hunting near a section called sattle mountain. It was right at dusk. eatch time he said they were walking a game trail right long the creek bed. The area cougars live around his house are on the slopes of a small ridge of sattle mountain near a creek in lowgap. The 4 th sighting happened at about 7:30 on july. 7,2007. He was outside finishing up mowing his lawn and he claimed to see a large tan orange cat run right at the edge of his yard into the pasture of the farmer beside his house. The next day the farmer had a dead full grown cow! the only thing not eaten was its head! So if any of you have sightings of them in nc. or the southern us. Pleas tell all,thanks.

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
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cougars in north carolina?

Eastern cougar are around,but the MNR in ontario won't admit it.
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cougars in north carolina?

About 15 years ago, I was ground hog hunting in Rappahannock County, Virginia and saw a mountain lion (cougar). I called the state game commission and was told that there were no mountain lions in Virginia. A few years later I was informed by a game warden (who claimed he had first hand knowledge) that the federal government had imported and released mountain lions in the Shenadoah National Park to help control the deer population, but that they did not want it known to the public. This past summer (2007), a man I know spotted a mountain lion in Rappahannock County along the Fauquier border. I have heard of no other sightings in Virginia.

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Location: Southern Virginia
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Plenty of sightings in Va.

There have been plenty of sightings in southern Va. None that I know of within the last 8 months, though(at least in my county). They are around..........

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Re: cougars in north carolina?
redneckhunter wrote:
Hey yall, I just joined the forum and I had some news, My uncle lives in the north west mountains of nc. In a small town called lowgap. He has seen mountain lions 4 times since 2005. His house is in the shadows of the mountains and dense forests. 3 of his sightings happened while he was raccoon hunting near a section called sattle mountain. It was right at dusk. eatch time he said they were walking a game trail right long the creek bed. The area cougars live around his house are on the slopes of a small ridge of sattle mountain near a creek in lowgap. The 4 th sighting happened at about 7:30 on july. 7,2007. He was outside finishing up mowing his lawn and he claimed to see a large tan orange cat run right at the edge of his yard into the pasture of the farmer beside his house. The next day the farmer had a dead full grown cow! the only thing not eaten was its head! So if any of you have sightings of them in nc. or the southern us. Pleas tell all,thanks.
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Joined: 05/20/2008
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cougars in north carolina?

There are mountain lions in north carolina, i have personally seen 9 and know alot of other people that have also seen them. i had tried to get a picture of one for over 30 years in the wild in the mountains of western north carolina and did so July 17th, 2007.

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Location: near Millidgeville Illinois
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COUGAR SIGHTING IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS!

[ Despite IDNR claimeing that there are no cougars in the state of Illinois, my friend and I happened to see one near the small town of Milledgeville Il. We spotted the cougar a week after seeing a 6 foot tall tree rub or marking. We knew that it wasn't a buck rub because of the time of year which was early August. We have taken pics of the tree and I have also taken a pic of a paw print left in the mud. I contacted IDNR in Springfield and sent them the pics. They claim that there are several sightings of cougars but never ever any documented evidence that cougars are in Illinois. Could there be a cover-up going on here or what? I have heard several stories of Illinois cougars since my sighting and it seems impossible for the IDNR to not have any documented evidence. I will post a pic of the tree marking and hopefully it will get posted with this story. I am around 5'8" and as you can see the marking is taller than me. We believe that this cougar is a male because he is very huge. People in the area have claimed cougar sightings as far back as 10 years ago. Hope to hear feedback on my story and thanks BGH.

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