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Location: Newfoundland
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http://www.vocm.com/news-info.asp?id=31589

I recall that 20 years or more ago, people insisted that they were seeing coyotes in NL on a regular basis. They were laughed at, or simply poo-pooed.
Now, coyotes are over-running our province, and are even making a huge impact on the poor success of our caribou population.
I don't believe there's a black panther around. But, I don't necessarily disbelieve it, either. Perhaps a cougar would be conceivable, but not a black one (that variation of the cat being more closely associated with the south).

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Location: Newfoundland
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And here's the latest on this animal. The pic looks like nothing more than a house cat to me (albeit a rather large one, however).
Any opinions on this?
Link:
http://www.vocm.com/news-info.asp?id=32834

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http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/wildlife/wildlife_r_m/coyote.htm

It would not surprise me if the eastern cougar was confirmed in Labrador & NFLD certainly has the wilderness area to support it but I am doubtful they would be that far East.
Now before viewers start relating their undisputed cougar sighting, a " confirmed sighting" is one that has been scientifically proven by the Provincial Wildlife authority..All other " evidence" just falls way short

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Location: new brunswick
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Looks to me like a house cat sorry