Indiana cougar sightings to become common

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Urban dwellers in Indiana can expect to see more cougars, according to a Purdue expert.
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Jay

Culver, IN

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#42
Oct 31, 2009
 
Front page of the Monticello Hearld Journal Saturday October 31st. "Authorities confirm reports of a cougar at large in White County"
Jay

Culver, IN

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#43
Oct 31, 2009
 
That's in Monticello Indiana
jeremy

Fitzgerald, GA

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Nov 2, 2009
 

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i have a verry qestonable pic. from a trail cam. this pic was taken from north of the town of lagrange IN. in LaGrange Co. at the edge of a bean feild if you can work on this pic to lighten up the image feel free to contact me at jeremyedwards134@hotmail.com
braden rouse

Seymour, IN

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#45
Nov 11, 2009
 
they say a few days ago some hunters down in southern Jennings County had a camera pod u 2 see if the could get a look at the deer around and there was a cougar dragging a ten point buck by the antlers. said the cougar was massive. idk i havent seen the pic but my dad has and so has my best friend. if i find it ill put it on here
Duane

Plymouth, IN

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#46
Nov 28, 2009
 
We have seen cougar tracks while deer hunting this year on our farm. Frend of mine has a picture of one track and it is definitely a large cat.
rafyl

Peru, IN

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#47
Dec 17, 2009
 
seen a large feline more like a black panther in mississenuwa reservoir area on several occasions,along with other folks,by the dam,along with pug marks,i carry a large knife and chemical spray just in case,dont wanna be a victim,you no what there capable of doing to you,check out the maulings in california,and see for yourself.im trying to capture one in a large box trap.for proof and on a video cam.
rafyl

Peru, IN

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#48
Dec 17, 2009
 
Richard Hunter wrote:
Several recent sightings in Rush County from the central part to over around Andersonville. They do exist and everyone and everything is at risk, from livestock to your pets and children. It's not really their fault but they're just trying to survive. They have to eat...but be aware, they ARE there.
your absolutely right so folks beware,and be ready they will tear u up.so fight back and dont try to play dead cuz you will be dead.
Jason Fleischhacker

Michigan City, IN

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#49
Jan 2, 2010
 
Found what i beleive to be cougar tracks near my backdoor last night. I followed them about 300 yards into a wooded area, I stopped when i saw green eyes in some heavy brush with my flashlight. Deer frequent my yard, and these tracks seemed to follow them.
Ray Coyer

Tell City, IN

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#50
Jan 2, 2010
 
Jason Fleischhacker wrote:
Found what i beleive to be cougar tracks near my backdoor last night. I followed them about 300 yards into a wooded area, I stopped when i saw green eyes in some heavy brush with my flashlight. Deer frequent my yard, and these tracks seemed to follow them.
Jason, following cougar tracks after dark is risky business.
rafael

Peru, IN

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#51
Jan 4, 2010
 
You had better leave them cougars alone, they'll rip you up. Whatever you do, don't run if you see one: they will mistake you for their prey.
faye

United States

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#52
Jan 4, 2010
 
i have never seen one- dont want to-- did u know there is a exotic feline rescue center in indiana---
just seems odd? anyway wanted to let people know - u dont suppose they turn i out here and there? just wondering.
Ronnie

Keene, NH

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#53
Jan 5, 2010
 
you dum
Stacey Burgess

Crown Point, IN

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#54
Jan 17, 2010
 
Several years ago I was riding with my mother to her home in Teegarden, IN (rural town near Lapaz, Plymouth) and on a country backroad, a huge black panther or black jaguar, ran directly in front of her vehicle, maybe 20-30 feet in front of it. It was so fast, but was so big, and my mom stopped the car and freaked out. But it was damn obvious what is was; it's back arched up and down as it ran, not at all like a dog, and had a long thick tail. When it ran across the road it was longer than a deer. Seeing that coming home that night, along with neighbors and hunters stories, I KNOW that there are cougars and large black puma's and/or jaguars in indiana. My guess is that there is a breeding population of large cats due to people illegally owning and then releasing exotic cats. There are underground events in which you can buy animals like that...
Mike

Fort Wayne, IN

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#55
Feb 16, 2010
 
I have a farm SSE of Ft. Wayne, IN, near Monroeville. I have seen 2 and possibly 3 different Cougars (1 male and 2 females) several times near our woods and in a field across Hoffman Rd from us.
Bob

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#56
Apr 29, 2010
 
Seen two bobcats at greene/sullivan rec. area this year mushroom hunting. One went as far as to jump in the creek and swam upstream a bit to the other side of the bank. And yes they were bobcats. I figured since it was broad daylight they were mating and I just happened to interrupt them.
todd

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#57
Apr 30, 2010
 
Cougar is in Plainfield, spotted it one night on my way home, it was big, I live around the new school, Im not worried about it attacking though and I hope it can live in peace, The DNR confirmed the tracks down by the creek that it was cougar
Machiel Walther

Indianapolis, IN

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#58
May 5, 2010
 
My sister and I were walking on a wooded trail in Crawfordsville (Montgomery County) and saw a large cat that we believe was a cougar. It had a long tail and was tannish-brown in color. It was the size of a large dog.
holly

Coldwater, MI

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#59
Jun 29, 2010
 
i've seen one a few years ago when i was letting the dogs out. i had a flashlight and it was winter and i was shining the flashlight around the yard and i shone it by the trees by the neighbors and i saw a large animal. i'm pretty sure it was a cougar. i just kinda froze for about a minute and it was staring at me, and i finally came to my senses and got the dogs and ran for the door.
jill

Bloomington, IN

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#60
Jul 15, 2010
 
I saw a very large cat run across the highway between Sullivan and Dugger close to 9pm on Sunday, July 11th. It was a sandy brown color and about 4-5 feet long. The tail was approx. 3 foot long. It was extremely fast and moved with power. I reported the animal.
GFY

Indianapolis, IN

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Jul 16, 2010
 

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When somebody catches one of these things then I'll believe it. Until then, raccoon.

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