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Mountain Lion Sighting Reported Near Grapevine Lake

There are 33 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Sep 10, 2008, titled Mountain Lion Sighting Reported Near Grapevine Lake. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

Flower Mound officials said a mountain lion sighting was recently reported near Grapevine Lake.

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csb

Arlington, TX

#21 Mar 20, 2012
I have seen one outside my wrought iron fence near a golf course in Mansfield. It was a mountain lion. long tail 60-70 pounds. I called it into txpw but they said thats normal for them to be in the area. But it drives me crazy when people think what we saw was a bobcat. Ummm I CAN tell the difference. I am glad to hear stories of other sightings. Thanks for posting.
Clay wrote:
We saw what we first thought was a Bobcat crossing the road in Grapevine a couple weeks ago near the Great Wolf lodge, but when we saw the long tail, we figured it must be a small mountain lion..maybe 60-70 pounds. Saw a Coyote in the grassy area next to Classic Chevy on 114 in Grapevine a few months ago and 2 more Coyotes crossing the street near Oak Grove Park on Lake Grapevine. And just the other night at the Oak Grove soccer fields we saw 3 Deer (all does) hanging around. This place is full of wildlife.
Barbara

Frisco, TX

#22 Jul 20, 2012
Frisco, TX: Mountain Lion in our backyard 7/20/12. I assumed it was a bobcat until I described it to hubby who said,"bobcats don't have looooong tails". Most memorable was the long, long, thin tail. It was the size of a very malnurished (extra lean) Irish Setter. The fur had dull, mottled spots (per Internet info: perhaps a younger cougar/mt. lion since they apparently have markings). S/He was 10 feet from our back patio (8:10 a.m.) with me & our Kitty Kat sitting just 15 feet away. It surprised the cougar to hear me say, "HEY!?!", so it hopped a little away & then swiftly (not in too much of a hurry) went to jump back out over the 4-ft. fence into the creek bed area. Location is in S.W. Frisco at the S.E. corner of Warren & Legacy just off the creek. Neighbor told us a 'bobcat' hopped over our fence last week with a bunny in it's mouth @ 7 a.m....perhaps also the mountain lion instead of a bobcat?
ERV

Flower Mound, TX

#23 Sep 25, 2012
My sister said she saw it yesterday outside my house in Wellington a comunity in Flower Mound,TX. She said it was the size of a cheeta and she chase it in her car for 3 blocks before she lost it.
Chago

Euless, TX

#24 Nov 2, 2012
I mountain bike a lot out on the famous north shore trail. Today I was suprised to see a super awesome bobcat about 50 lbs or so dark gray. We glanced at each other for a sec or two and on our way we went. I also seen a really nice buck! I know there's plenty to eat for this creatures. This time of year more wildlife like deer and bobcats make there way over to this area cause of the hunting I'm sure. Nothing against hunting cause I'm also a hunter. I've yet to see a mountain lion grant it I'm sure there out there but that's there home. Just remember always carry a knife cause you never know.
Betty

Ballwin, MO

#25 Jan 8, 2013
Saw a beautiful mt. Lion over close to the grapevines mall, it was just walking as taking a stroll. It walked from one wooded area across parking lot to another wooded area. It was redish with markings on it an a long tail. It was about 2 ft. Tall, an 4 ft. Long. Love catching one out in the open world.
Mountain man

Atlanta, GA

#26 Jan 8, 2013
My brother took a picture of a Griz in Frisco. Here it is:
http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Yogi-B...
Mel

Irving, TX

#27 Mar 13, 2013
I live near the Mustang/Heritage Rd. area in Grapevine and I have spotted in my garden a very large mound with big paw scraping marks of a big cat covering its fecal matter up and this is not the mark of a domesticated feline.
Monica

Concord, CA

#28 Jan 6, 2014
I believe I saw a Cougar/Mountain Lion in my front yard in North Carrollton on 1/4/14. Animal Control came out and looked around and said it was a Bob Cat and that we have a lot in our area. Once I got to the office and told people about it the description I was giving didn't match a Bob Cat but perhaps a Cougar/Mountain Lion. When I first saw it I thought it was a dog with light tan fur, similar to a Golden Retriever and it had a long tail but then I saw it's head (all this from the back of the animal) and I thought it looked like a big cat. I phoned Animal Control back and was told it had to have been a Bob Cat because we didn't have Cougars/Mountain Lions in our area. I explained that it did not have any spots and that it's tail was long. Still they assured me it was a Bob Cat. Anyone else seen this around North Carrollton?
Monica

Concord, CA

#29 Jan 7, 2014
Monica wrote:
I believe I saw a Cougar/Mountain Lion in my front yard in North Carrollton on 1/4/14. Animal Control came out and looked around and said it was a Bob Cat and that we have a lot in our area. Once I got to the office and told people about it the description I was giving didn't match a Bob Cat but perhaps a Cougar/Mountain Lion. When I first saw it I thought it was a dog with light tan fur, similar to a Golden Retriever and it had a long tail but then I saw it's head (all this from the back of the animal) and I thought it looked like a big cat. I phoned Animal Control back and was told it had to have been a Bob Cat because we didn't have Cougars/Mountain Lions in our area. I explained that it did not have any spots and that it's tail was long. Still they assured me it was a Bob Cat. Anyone else seen this around North Carrollton?
I live in Carrollton, TX. City and state listed incorrectly under my name.
Tom

Flower Mound, TX

#30 Feb 16, 2014
You people are seeing bobcats, If you only knew the small handfull of people to see a mountain lion in the wild . Most of them are trappers in the panhandle of far west Texas , if even in Texas. If you want to see cat go to Colorado and hire some dogs , bring gun or camera .
Andrew Zetts

Houston, TX

#31 Jul 18, 2014
I work at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine and have seen Coyotes, bobcats, and a mountain lion, the mountain lion was walking between holeshole 4 and 16 along a small patch of woods, was without question a Mt. lion, have hiked in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Dakotas, and have seen them in the wild before, to say that they could not be at Grapevine lake is absurd
Brenna

North Richland Hills, TX

#32 Jul 28, 2014
About four years back my mom was driving me to school (back when I was in high school) and very vividly remember being stuck in traffic and a very big cat running across the road in about two leaps. After a few minutes of disbelief silence I blurted out "WAS THAT A CHEETAH?!" the first thing I could familiarize the animal with. After a few seconds we realized we had most likely saw a bobcat. Little over a year later saw another one in the exact same place chasing a bird running late for school. Crazy to me to know that animals like these live in my area (Keller, TX) although it does make sense because it is such a big residential area that is still growing.
briski

Coppell, TX

#33 Oct 8, 2014
I had a crazy experience last night, and I'm trying to warn locals about it. I live on one of the bird streets in Coppell. Late last night I was my dogs started acting on alert. I followed them to where they were concerned, at my front door. I peered out the window and didn't see any people or cars, whose noises tend to disturb them (I have two 70 pound Blue Heelers, and their mission in life is to guard). I opened the door to show them nothing was outside. Boy, was I wrong! I came face to face with a 100 plus pound wild feline with dark fur. In its mouth was my dead housecat, who gets out throught the pet door. It was dark, so I couldn't distinguish it easily between a bobcat and a mountain lion. All I know is that, when my first dog lunged for it, the animal was easily twice my dogs size and had broad shoulders... I couldn't see any spots or markings, but I'm sure the fur was darker because the full moon was in full shine. I examined it's tail just to see if it was a large coyote by chance, but the body wasn't of a dog. I didn't have much time to think, but it definitely was not a coyote (I grew up in East Texas and saw bobcats and coyotes regularly. Never a mountain lion though which makes this experience all the more crazy). When the cat saw me and the dogs coming for it (I chased the dogs who chased the cat), he took lunch and took off running. Very sleek and athletic animal. I feel sorry for my cat, but this animal was incredible to see. So if you live in Coppell, keep your cats safe....(And dogs, shoot.)

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