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Mountain Man

Greenville, SC

#1 Sep 28, 2009
Hey, did u people read the McDowell News today and see that art. on the mountain lion deal? What a joke! There are, and there always have been mountain lions in this part of the country, I don't care what the mighty "Gordon Warburton" and his educated bunch from the State Wildlife says. I have seen a mountain lion myself. I contacted the State Wildlife about it and they laughed at me. They said there were no cats here. I started asking around and have met well over 10 people who have seen them, from Dysartsville, to PG to North Cove and on up into Mitchell County. If you really want to get laughed at, tell the state boys you saw a black one, they will put u into the firing squad. There have been several black ones seen. One by a very prominent business man in McDowell County, which I would say, most of you know or have heard of. The state is a freakin joke. Screw that bunch of over educated wimps! Just because their book says the cats aren't here, doesn't mean they are not here. We have seen them!
Yes I have

Greer, SC

#2 Sep 28, 2009
I was on my way home from working 2nd shift at Janesville Products in 1992 and a long, black cat ran across in front of me in Old Fort. Later that night my wife woke up and said "listen". It was the "baby screaming" call of the "cats". We did some research and the sound was a large cat...mountain lion. We will never forget that screaming sound. AND yes, there are mountain lions in these mountains.
payback

Asheville, NC

#3 Sep 29, 2009
Mountain Man wrote:
Hey, did u people read the McDowell News today and see that art. on the mountain lion deal? What a joke! There are, and there always have been mountain lions in this part of the country, I don't care what the mighty "Gordon Warburton" and his educated bunch from the State Wildlife says. I have seen a mountain lion myself. I contacted the State Wildlife about it and they laughed at me. They said there were no cats here. I started asking around and have met well over 10 people who have seen them, from Dysartsville, to PG to North Cove and on up into Mitchell County. If you really want to get laughed at, tell the state boys you saw a black one, they will put u into the firing squad. There have been several black ones seen. One by a very prominent business man in McDowell County, which I would say, most of you know or have heard of. The state is a freakin joke. Screw that bunch of over educated wimps! Just because their book says the cats aren't here, doesn't mean they are not here. We have seen them!
Let's not give them the compliment of being "over educated", most of them are just liars. I saw one in 1990 while hunting the North Cove area.
Wondering

United States

#4 Sep 29, 2009
I have lived here all my life and yep, have seen and heard the mountain lions. I remember that a black one was sighted in the P.G. area many times as I was growing up there in the 60's. Don't know why "The Powers That Be" insist that they are not here. We all know that they exist here.
stone wall

United States

#5 Sep 29, 2009
when i was younger i coon hunted the toms creek knob area on many nights my old wakler dog would would tree one when we got close the cat would leap from the tree and the chase was on again .never caught that ole cat but i have saw him many times.

Since: Sep 09

Mullins, SC

#6 Sep 29, 2009
In the late 70's there was one killing calves and even attacked a horse in a small town outside of Chas, SC, the DNR of course denied they existed though many of us saw them. Until that is a neighbor/farmer shot one. They tried to fine him and charge him with killing an endangered species until he replied: "How can you fine me for killing something you have said for over a year, didn't exist?" Of course they dropped the subj. and left the man's property straight away. We have also seen wolves and coyotes which they say also don't exist. We have seen them dead on the side of the road and 'coincidentally' the carcass is soon surrounded by a dozen local Police, DNR and Fire trucks then mysteriously disappears. Hmmmm wonder why all the ruckus for a 'big dog'? Right, either way, God forbid someone's pet or worse, CHILD is attacked. Perhaps THEN they will admit they are here. I honestly feel that in keeping this from the public they are endangering people, pets and livestock, and at what cost? Because they don't want to panic the public? What about warning the public so that we can take proper precautions.
Gully Crawler

AOL

#7 Sep 29, 2009
I lowered the boom on a UFO once. It crashed in the gully behind Aunt Bet's house. It was back in the 60's. Used my Uncle Dub's sawed off 12 gauge shotgun loaded with titanium nails and kriptonite. Them goverment boys in green camo swarmed over us like locusts and shot us full of truth serum. Then they evacuated our memories. Mine just lately has been flashin back. It's just a coincidence that I also just recently started takin docter prescribed LSD fer my botched lobotomy. Do you know I still have to hold my noggin together with duck tape! My second cousin Stump has a staple gun. I'm near ready to try that. Don't want my brain bowl to crack open like a rotten egg and spill what's left of my brains everwhere.
That's my life story.
I Believe!
Uncle Tom

Erwin, NC

#8 Sep 29, 2009
Gully Crawler wrote:
I lowered the boom on a UFO once. It crashed in the gully behind Aunt Bet's house. It was back in the 60's. Used my Uncle Dub's sawed off 12 gauge shotgun loaded with titanium nails and kriptonite. Them goverment boys in green camo swarmed over us like locusts and shot us full of truth serum. Then they evacuated our memories. Mine just lately has been flashin back. It's just a coincidence that I also just recently started takin docter prescribed LSD fer my botched lobotomy. Do you know I still have to hold my noggin together with duck tape! My second cousin Stump has a staple gun. I'm near ready to try that. Don't want my brain bowl to crack open like a rotten egg and spill what's left of my brains everwhere.
That's my life story.
I Believe!
For real? Tell us more!
Ginger Bread Man

Greenville, SC

#9 Sep 29, 2009
I live on Hwy. 80 I was out in a field next to Buck Creek with my son, some time late last fall. It was about dusk. We both saw a black cat about 50 feet away. It was in plain view. A large cat with the long tail. In plain words, a black mountain lion. We freaked out. It just walked out of site behind some shrubs. I was excited about this and called a NC Wildlife guy I know pretty well.I very seriously told him what we had seen. He laughed it off and asked me if I was sure that it "wasn't a dog"? I would just have soon he called me a lying SOB. What does it take to convince these guys?
Little Freddie

Greenville, SC

#10 Oct 1, 2009
I seed a big cat this evenin. I seed it over yonder at the field. It skeered me bad. I thought it was a baby a cryin, then I remembered mom lost the last one when a big rat eat it. Daddee sed that one time him and Grandpa wuz out a plowin and this here big cat come out and got my little brother. His name wuz little junior. It eat him right thar. My Daddee sed that iffn he ever seen another one of them big cats that he would shoot it and take hit to them old wardens that don't believe in um. He said that Mr. Warrunner man wuldn't laff then when he brung in a cat and thowed it on his dest. Ha Ha, I'd like to see the look on old Warrunners face then by God!
John Lennon

Greenville, SC

#11 Oct 3, 2009
Who the He-- are you?
Cat Scratcher

AOL

#12 Oct 4, 2009
I saw one back in the 70's as I was coming off Buck Creek one night. Went back the next day had my wife to drop me off (common folks not allowed on lake property) followed the tracks back up above the head of Clear Creek and finally lost sign of the cat.
Tony

Huntersville, NC

#13 Oct 12, 2009
What is the differenc from a mountian lion and a bobcat??? and anybody know anything about the sitings on hwy 64 (burke, mcdowell, and rutherford lines).
Marion_Transplan t

Milton, FL

#14 Oct 13, 2009
Tony wrote:
What is the differenc from a mountian lion and a bobcat??? and anybody know anything about the sitings on hwy 64 (burke, mcdowell, and rutherford lines).
The difference is Bobcats have a stubby tail, and are about the size of a medium sized dog, AND they exist around here. Mountain Lions are much larger, have a long tail, are very secretive, and do NOT exist around here. If they did they would show up on one or more of the many wildlife trail cams that people have out in the woods. They may very well have existed here in the distant past, but with the ever growing population of people in and around the forest they have disappeared.
Scat Tracker

AOL

#15 Oct 13, 2009
I agree. A picture or a carcass from a prey kill would have given conclusive proof. Where is it?

“I've had enough!!”

Since: Sep 09

Marion, NC

#16 Oct 14, 2009
Yes and no about the wildlife cams. You can ask biologists who have tried studying mountain lions and if the area is heavily populated or walked, the big cats will stay away and get a new home. If you do see one on camera, it is probably on a trail noone has walked in a while. And i wish people would stop saying they don't exist. we all know that the cats do exist, they just may or may not live around here.
annon

Liberty, NC

#17 Jan 5, 2012
We have Mountain Lions in Randolph County, NC. I saw my first one in the late '70s. Broad shoulders and camel colored, it circled road kill as my headlights came around a curve at 2am and it circled back off the road. A few years ago one was killed in the road around the Sandy Creek area. A very large cat between 100-200 pounds. Several years before this I was walking into an overgrown field along an adjoining creek and thought I had jumped a deer. Something big hit the ground but I didn't hear a deer trotting away. Looking around I saw the backside of a large camel colored cat silently slipping out of the field and into the thick woods. He was travelling away from a lone tree that overlooked the down-slope of the field towards the creek. The large tree had its first forking limbs about twenty feet off the ground.
I would not want to face one of these cats in a foul mood but I guess the good news is that they are territorial to one another and one pair will occupy 100 square miles or roughly a 10 mile by 10 mile area.
ncpizzaman

United States

#18 Jan 5, 2012
I spotted Two Red Wolves last fall off mud cut loop in glenwood last fall.
baby huey

United States

#19 Feb 18, 2012
QUOTE]it might be hanging out with bigfoot in the old fort area
Panthers

Marion, NC

#20 Feb 19, 2012
My great grandma told me and my cousin when we were little not to go down near the woods cause the "wompis kitty" would get us, and of course we didn't believe her. We walked down near the woods and this big black cat walked up and screamed while we were playin. Scared me to death. I was about 5 and best believe we didn't go back down there anymore! I've seen 2 more since then, one out by lake james and one over near west marion / pg area.

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