Mountain Lion/Panthers in East Alabama

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#1 Mar 10, 2011
A gentleman who lives in Marshall County, AL which is just over the line out west I-20 caught a photo last night on his hunting camera he had set out about 1/4 mile from his house to watch for deer activity. Last night, he caught the distinct photograph of a mountain lion/panther. I saw the photo and there is no mistaking. It is not a bobcat or dog or anything else but a panther. I knew that some which Florida had release had gone up into south Alabama but I thought they had rounded all those up.

Also, a friend who pastors a church over near Albertville in AL also builds houses and he saw one cross the 431.

Have any been sited here in the mountains? I know the wildlife folks in AL claim there are none in Alabama, which there is proof now there is, but I'm wondering if there are some here too.

Has anyone heard of anyone seeing any?
Terry Daniel

Talking Rock, GA

#2 Mar 10, 2011
Taintmisbehavin wrote:
A gentleman who lives in Marshall County, AL which is just over the line out west I-20 caught a photo last night on his hunting camera he had set out about 1/4 mile from his house to watch for deer activity. Last night, he caught the distinct photograph of a mountain lion/panther. I saw the photo and there is no mistaking. It is not a bobcat or dog or anything else but a panther. I knew that some which Florida had release had gone up into south Alabama but I thought they had rounded all those up.
Also, a friend who pastors a church over near Albertville in AL also builds houses and he saw one cross the 431.
Have any been sited here in the mountains? I know the wildlife folks in AL claim there are none in Alabama, which there is proof now there is, but I'm wondering if there are some here too.
Has anyone heard of anyone seeing any?
Have you visited our wildlife sanctuary here in Gilmer County? Yes, they are here.

Since: Feb 11

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#3 Mar 10, 2011
No, I haven't. I'd like to, though!
Lion Witness

Ellijay, GA

#4 Mar 11, 2011
I though all these stories that old timers told about "painters" were a bunch of bull. That is until about 4 years ago. I was standing outside my home in Ellijay when I got that hair stand up on the back of your neck feeling. I turned to find a mountain lion, panther, whatever you want to call it in the woods about 25 yards away. No mistaking it for a bobcat. While the DNR does not believe my story, there was no mistaking what I saw. Scared the crap out of me!
formerresident

Goodyear, AZ

#5 Jul 3, 2011
I have a home at carters lake and I was on my front porch smoking a cigarette one night when a very,very large cat,no bobcat,it stood tall had a big long tail walked right along the side of my porch.I was paralized with fear as it walked slowly up to the road and into the woods.Being from Fla I have seen Fla panthers and this is exactly what it looked like.The next night there was a fawn laying at the bottom of the porch steps that had been completely gutted and not a drop of blood on it.Being afraid to dispose of it in the dark we left it there till morning.By morning it was completly gone!When I told neighbors and locals they said wildlife commissioner would tell me that I was wrong that they do not exist in gilmer county.All I know is I know what I saw and it was large cat,panther,mountain lion or whatever!!

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#6 Aug 29, 2011
I have seen 2 panthers at two seperate times in montgomery al. While riding horses. That sighting was off woodly road and mt zion in south montgomery county.
Nittany Lion

Palm Bay, FL

#7 Aug 30, 2011
Just a Penn State Nittany Lion roaming thru the Appalachians waiting for football season to open.

WE ARE--PENN STATE!!
rgood15

United States

#9 Nov 17, 2012
While sitting behind my house in Mt.meigs Alabama looking out over my neighbors pond I heard what I thought was a small deer. When I turned to see what it was I couldn't believe what I saw. A small black cat came creeping through the woods. This cat was so black it was purple looking. HAD to be a panther. I know house cats and this wasn't one for sure. Defined muscle and long bodied liked I have never seen. This cat was young and I hope momma isn't around.

“Airhead”

Since: Jan 11

I'm finished with commas!

#10 Nov 18, 2012
November 6, or Election Night, I was sitting outside late in the freezing cold wrapped in a quilt with a *gun to my head.
In the not too far distance, extremely not too far distance, I listened for about 10 minutes to unhuman-type screams.
I just sat there listening, knowing what I was hearing was a cat or cats. Not regular cats either.
So this is my contribution to the Panther stories. It or they had to be the Panther. Normally I would have been terrified, but you know, the election thingy. Overroad all.

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*Not really, but felt like it.
Joe

Ellijay, GA

#11 Nov 18, 2012
EgoBrain wrote:
November 6, or Election Night, I was sitting outside late in the freezing cold wrapped in a quilt with a *gun to my head.
In the not too far distance, extremely not too far distance, I listened for about 10 minutes to unhuman-type screams.
I just sat there listening, knowing what I was hearing was a cat or cats. Not regular cats either.
So this is my contribution to the Panther stories. It or they had to be the Panther. Normally I would have been terrified, but you know, the election thingy. Overroad all.
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*Not really, but felt like it.
With a gun to your head?? Really and you heard a painter hahahaha Better retract this one cause someone other than me will think you are full of shit...

“Airhead”

Since: Jan 11

I'm finished with commas!

#12 Nov 18, 2012
Read it again, Einstein.
As usual, you don't read any post. You just see my name and comment. You're freakishly obsessed with me and I have been copying and filing every one of yours and your buddies posts (especially East's boy/man love posts) for about 6 weeks now. Just letting you know. You guys really freak me out.

Attention seeking Idiot.

o_o
louise

Ellijay, GA

#13 Nov 18, 2012
hey ya'll hiding thelma, somebody said she was at te pourhouse, still can't find her
Joe

Ellijay, GA

#14 Nov 18, 2012
EgoBrain wrote:
Read it again, Einstein.
As usual, you don't read any post. You just see my name and comment. You're freakishly obsessed with me and I have been copying and filing every one of yours and your buddies posts (especially East's boy/man love posts) for about 6 weeks now. Just letting you know. You guys really freak me out.
Attention seeking Idiot.
o_o
I am sooo proud of you... You go girl..!!!!!!!! Hey we ain't weirdos. where you come from it might be different.. and no I don't seek attention-I try to lay low and be calm..
Joe

Ellijay, GA

#15 Nov 18, 2012
EgoBrain wrote:
Read it again, Einstein.
As usual, you don't read any post. You just see my name and comment. You're freakishly obsessed with me and I have been copying and filing every one of yours and your buddies posts (especially East's boy/man love posts) for about 6 weeks now. Just letting you know. You guys really freak me out.
Attention seeking Idiot.
o_o
P/S we were here a LOOOOng time before you were so get your freak on girl!!!!!!!!! If you don't like our post then by all means don't read em,not that hard!!!!
Joe

Ellijay, GA

#16 Nov 18, 2012
EgoBrain wrote:
Read it again, Einstein.
As usual, you don't read any post. You just see my name and comment. You're freakishly obsessed with me and I have been copying and filing every one of yours and your buddies posts (especially East's boy/man love posts) for about 6 weeks now. Just letting you know. You guys really freak me out.
Attention seeking Idiot.
o_o
Why thanks--- I would do yours the same, but my toilet will only hold so much poop. Sorry to disapoint ya..
Charlie

Ellijay, GA

#17 Nov 18, 2012
Hey Joe I finally made it back to town it took a little longer had to go around 282 to miss George and his choppers. You better watch it Egoality might tell RN on you and that could be real trouble.
Joe

Ellijay, GA

#18 Nov 18, 2012
Charlie wrote:
Hey Joe I finally made it back to town it took a little longer had to go around 282 to miss George and his choppers. You better watch it Egoality might tell RN on you and that could be real trouble.
hahahhah I got behind George today too,dang near got blasted by them dang choppers!!!!! They're tag teaming us ain't they
East Town

Jefferson, GA

#19 Nov 18, 2012
EgoBrain wrote:
Read it again, Einstein.
As usual, you don't read any post. You just see my name and comment. You're freakishly obsessed with me and I have been copying and filing every one of yours and your buddies posts (especially East's boy/man love posts) for about 6 weeks now. Just letting you know. You guys really freak me out.
Attention seeking Idiot.
o_o
The GBI can see BOTH sides of anything on here anytime they need to, They do not see little slander or big slander, They will see the slander from all sides, Posting what you have is serious and Im taking it serious and the GBI is two doors down.
East Town

Jefferson, GA

#20 Nov 18, 2012
People need to think including myself, Topix was on the news again last week where some folk thought it funny to single this person out and call him a perv, The "perv" won the lawsuit. Its silly to get that upset on a stupid forum, I am done with topix since the elections over but happened to see some post I felt needed addressing.
Joe

Ellijay, GA

#21 Nov 19, 2012
EgoBrain wrote:
Read it again, Einstein.
As usual, you don't read any post. You just see my name and comment. You're freakishly obsessed with me and I have been copying and filing every one of yours and your buddies posts (especially East's boy/man love posts) for about 6 weeks now. Just letting you know. You guys really freak me out.
Attention seeking Idiot.
o_o
lol I find you quite amusing..I actually read your post and still found it amusing. I hate to disappoint ya but obsessed with you?/ LOL Now thats a good one.. Amused maybe,.obsessed hardly. We have gotten under that rabbit skin huh? May I ask how we freak you out as you say. Is it beause we have the ability to read you like a book? Our knowledge of the system? Our ability to baffle you? I am just curious.We are not harmful . I am wondering if maybe you have a touch of schizo?I think you are safe.. Do we freak you out because we stand together and that is something you don't have? Or you like to have a toddy or 2 and study us. Love to know just out of curiosity as to why you find us so freaky. WE are just a few guys who would help you fix a flat, work on your car,cut a tree out of your driveway we are neighborly folks.Hell you may even know at least 1 of us. Who knows we might just be the neighbor you pissed off??? Please respond a smy curiosity is kiling me..Oh yeah and no slander-let's be friends on the slander part as I realy am not an idiot Really!!!Quote-Waylon Jennings-- I'm just a good ole boy never meaning no harm..

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