Mountain lion terrorizing Collin Coun...

Mountain lion terrorizing Collin County neighborhood

There are 53 comments on the KHOU-TV Houston story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Mountain lion terrorizing Collin County neighborhood. In it, KHOU-TV Houston reports that:

“I know exactly what I saw and this was a large cat”

Click to watch video Cougar sightings may be rare in Texas, but it appears a mountain lion is roaming a Collin County neighborhood. via KHOU-TV Houston

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goinincircles

Dallas, TX

#41 Aug 19, 2013
Greenbelt trail wrote:
Sounds crazy and people may not believe me, which is their problem. I saw the cat. I really enjoy running there, I do with run with someone. But I plan on bringing my knife next time.
I do beleive that there very well may be a mountain lion in this area but......what is the point in bringing a knife? I hope that you were just joking and don't believe in any way that a knife would proetect you if a mountain lion attacked. Even if you had the knife at the ready and the mountain lion yelled out from 50' away that he was fixing to attack you, you wouldn't stand a chance of defending yourself. Don't want you to get a false sense of security and let your guard down.
SET

Haslet, TX

#42 Aug 19, 2013
Well, look it up. Actually there have been several reports of persons fighting off a lion with rocks, sticks, yelling and hitting, maybe adding a few prayers. I wouldn't want to do it, but carrying a knife is better than no knife. There's a video on utube of a cat trying his best to get away from a guy chasing him out of his garage. We have lots of sitings really rare deaths from mountain lions. National Geographic says our lions are much less aggressive than N.M. Cats........" what is the point in bringing a knife? I hope that you were just joking and don't believe in any way that a knife would proetect you if a mountain lion attacked. "
Michael

Plano, TX

#43 Oct 10, 2013
Isaac wrote:
I think what yall are seeing is a bobcat. Think about it. They are still arround. Why would they all of a sudden appear here in collin county. Never any talk of seeing one in other nearby counties. I think people that know nothing about wildlife and the outdoors are soon to call it what people mention it could be. RUMORS
Oh no no. Believe me that we see the occasional mountain lion. I know a bobcat and I know a large, sleek, muscular, apex feline. Bobcats are big but these cougars we've seen in CC are huge.
Jack Trudel

Falmouth, ME

#44 Dec 16, 2013
My sister called me from McKinney, TX yesterday to tell me she found a black cougar weighing around 90-100 lbs in her driveway getting ready to attack her dog. She yelled at it and scared it off. I told her time to go to the range and get some target practice in. This is nothing to joke about. Mountain lions have been known to take small children in the past as well as cows and sheep, If the deer populations are down and they are hungry enough they'll kill anything. They need to eat ten lbs of meat a day to survive.
http://www.aws.vcn.com/mountain_lion_fact_she...
ByC

Garland, TX

#45 Mar 28, 2014
you are all seeing bobcat wrote:
Here's the main thing. In the day of the modern cell phone, I'd say 99% of you people posting have a phone that has a camera on it. How come there is not one single damn pic of a mt. lion in the dfw and surrounding area. That's because they are not mt. lion. I find it really hard to believe that everyone on here somehow didn't take a pic with their cell phone. Find proof that the texas parks and wildlife have dealt with mt. lions in the dfw area. You can't and wont. That's because there are not mt. lion in this area. Find one pic of a mt.lion in this area. You wont.
You can find plenty of pics of pigs, bobcats, snakes, even alligators, but not one of a mt. lion in the DFW area.
Not all bobcats are spotted or have short short tails. I've seen some pretty tall ones with longer tails at cedar hill state park. To paranoid people they might look like a mt. lion but they most certainly arent.
100's of post about freaking mt. lions and not one cell phone pic of one. I can BS
Sorry, but I wasn't thinking about a picture, I was thinking about how to save my life. I was chasing a lil bunny last night in Frisco around my house when a mt. lion was also chasing him. Lion then saw me, jumped onto neighbors grill/table(to be discarded), and swiftly jumped into their backyard. I clearly remember the long tail following behind the descending cat. I have seen a bobcat, some coyotes, and now the mt. lion. Next time, I will take a picture so you can stop trolling,
Justin west Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX

#46 Apr 14, 2014
I live in west Fort Worth near 1187, and have seen some big ass bobcats, never seen a mountain lion however I have seen some tracks. I work in the tv industry and meet several cus who have said they have seen and a never no pic. Last week doing a install off fm 1886 and had a cus who brought up the mt lion and has deer all over his neighborhood
One nite woke up to a noise and seen something in his tree after going out he saw a mt lion take on and left a doe hanging in his tree tore apart. Showed pictures of the deer. Was speaking on a neighbor hood forum and a blk a way a man posted a pic a mt lion carrying a fully grown retriever in his mouth like nothing. I saw the pic my self and how I new it was true was the back ground was my cus house
you are all seeing bobcat wrote:
Here's the main thing. In the day of the modern cell phone, I'd say 99% of you people posting have a phone that has a camera on it. How come there is not and surrounding area. That's because they are not mt. lion. I find it really hard to believe that everyone on here somehow didn't take a pic with their cell phone. Find proof that the texas parks and wildlife have dealt with mt. lions in the dfw area. You can't and wont. That's because there are not mt. lion in this area. Find one pic of a mt.lion in this area. You wont.
You can find plenty of pics of pigs, bobcats, snakes, even alligators, but not one of a mt. lion in the DFW area.
Not all bobcats are spotted or have short short tails. I've seen some pretty tall ones with longer tails at cedar hill state park. To paranoid people they might look like a mt. lion but they most certainly arent.
100's of post about freaking mt. lions and not one cell phone pic of one. I can BS
Cygabe

Mckinney, TX

#47 Apr 25, 2014
Mountian lion spotted at Arthur McNeil school McKinney, tx. Friday night 9pm April 25, 2014
Arachnohunter

Brownwood, TX

#48 Aug 31, 2014
Me and a buddy were walking along a fence line that backs up to the Hickory Creek Core of Engineers camp ground at about nine thirty at night looking for blood from a deer my buddy shot. I had a .22 cal revolver in my hand. As we were walking it was already dark with some visibility from the moon. Suddenly out of the thick oak woods came something in full charge. We could clearly see the shape of a cougar. about four feet long with a very long tail. My hair stood on end as we saw it coming, but heard almost no sound though it ran on dry leaves. I pointed the gun cocked the hammer and it froze. Then as fast as it came it left. Guess it smelled the deer blood and thought we were a meal until it heard the hammer "click". Me and my buddy have hunted for years and both saw the Lion in the moonlight very clearly. Just a week later he caught it on a game camera. Scary but once it knew we were not a deer it did not want to hurt us just flee. Thank goodness I doubt a .22 stinger would have done more than piss it off.
DRose

Dallas, TX

#49 Jun 10, 2015
We live close to 205 and 78 in Rockwall. We've been hearing "screams" in our woods, and last spring I saw a large, black cat that had been hit on the side of the road (205). It was black, bigger than my Golden (so I'm guessing 120 lbs.), very large paws, and a long, thick tail.
Bobcat seen

Plano, TX

#50 Jul 15, 2015
About a week ago I woke up due to wild cat voice. Outside my window in our back yard. Also my neighbor says he saw bob cat this week. July 15th 2015. Murphy, TX

Since: Aug 16

Mckinney, TX

#51 Aug 9, 2016
For those who disregard the idea that Pumas are in Collin County, at least try to open your mind up a bit and keep a close eye on your children and pets. I've been hunting at Davis and 75, and have seen Lynx and bobcats within 30 feet of my blind while I was in it. There is no way any one could mistake a mountain lion for either. That long tail is a dead giveaway. I have heard from my associates of Blue Ridge sightings. I was under the impression they covered 100 square miles. The idea of them being spotted in Plano is not a surprise. These are powerful, magnificent creatures that eat meat. As we encroach more and more into their territory, we will have more and more sightings.

Since: Dec 16

Aubrey, TX

#52 Dec 23, 2016
To those a few years ago questioning and even mocking the people who have sighted one, keep your mind open..... there are confirmed sightings and there was also a confirmed kill 25 miles SW of Ft Worth (See link below) I am sure many of the sightings are indeed just a bobcat/dog/coyote/housecat, but also I am confident many are in fact a Mountain Lion.

They are here.... its a thin population in this area and they're always moving.

Mountain Lion's will follow any greenbelt, creek or river to wherever they go. They're simply looking for game....

I am a prior professional tracker and have confirmed tracks, albeit, I have never seen one in person in North Texas. If anybody ever believes they have spotted a lion, even if they are gone, go look for tracks.... take a hi-res with your cell phone. I know you won't have a ruler with you, but put a dollar bill, credit card or at least your shoe 1 inch next to the track.(Never over the track) Take close-ups and then back-up and take from standing, especially if multiple tracks so we can see the gate. Post the pictures here... I'll immediately be able to tell you what animal it is.

Don't be embarrassed about being wrong..... most are, but at least you followed through to find the truth.

Since: Dec 16

Aubrey, TX

#53 Dec 23, 2016
Here is the article to a confirmed kill south of Ft Worth.

http://theflashtoday.com/2014/12/09/the-hunt-...

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