Mountain lion terrorizing Collin Coun...

Mountain lion terrorizing Collin County neighborhood

There are 50 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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Marie K

Plano, TX

#21 Dec 23, 2010
I came upon this older blog, and just have to add that I know I saw a mountain lion probably 15 years ago in my creek back yard in Plano, near Hoblitzelle Park. When I called the city of Plano animal control to report it, they laughed and said I had seen a bobcat.I knew better as I have seen many bobcats and this was much bigger, had a long tail, and a smooth tan color, with no markings. It also did not have the typical "whiskers" that the bobcat has on its face. For years, my family didn't believe me but now I have heard many reports of sightings in the area. Feel so vindicated!
Kirk

Plano, TX

#22 Jan 3, 2011
My son and I saw a young Mountain Lion from the access road on the NE corner of 121 and Coit at dusk on January 2nd. It appeared to be stalking small animals in a field and it was not a bobcat.
you are all seeing bobcat

Dallas, TX

#23 Apr 28, 2011
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
john

United States

#24 May 3, 2011
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
MORON ALERT ABOVE ME BE CAREFUL ITS PROBABLY A MOUNTAIN LION DISGUISED AS A HUMAN THATS TRYING TO GET IN GOOD WITH YOU THEN EAT YOU HAHA
john

United States

#25 May 3, 2011
Please be aware that the person above me is a moron....
Believer

Arlington, TX

#26 Aug 10, 2011
Guess you all saw the news last week about the mountain lion that had traveled over 1200 miles from South Dakota to Connecticut. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondea... .
Firefly

Frisco, TX

#27 Sep 17, 2011
It's probably looking for an Oompa Loompa to eat! Bahahahaha~
SET

United States

#28 Oct 9, 2011
Anybody seen any mountain lions around Weatherford and Possum King Lake or in Johnson County?
eclipse123

Oklahoma City, OK

#29 Jan 5, 2012
I saw a Mountain Lion pull thru a Whataburger in Keller....I could tell it was a Mountain Lion cause he was ridin with Elvis
Hung Lo In Plano

Mckinney, TX

#30 Jan 9, 2012
Put down the crack pipe wrote:
<quoted text>
And when we start having Pink Elephants then we are really in trouble.
Next thing you hear will be the tree huggers in McKinney organizing with the help of the SPCA crowd to save the Mt. Lion.....at the taxpayers' expense. Most of them would not recognize a Mt. Lion if their lives depended on it. I say back up all those assertions with good, high resolution, color, photographs. Otherwise, serious doubt exists regarding the ID of that cat. We get ole bobcat ("B-cat") in my well developed section of the sanctuary city of McKinney from time-to-time; and he cleans up a few of the mangy little mutts and loose felines that irresponsible residents let out to roam at night; and litter the landscape. Seeing will be believing. Post a picture.
Hung Lo In Plano

Mckinney, TX

#31 Jan 9, 2012
Jim Tritten wrote:
Three of us saw the mountain lion around noon on December 24th in Plano at the corner of Russell Creek Drive and Cardiff Circle. No question of identification.
And......exactly what was it you were consuming at the time? Are ya sure you were in Plano, Texas; and not on some highly intoxicating, mind-expanding, excursion of some kind? Fair question.
Hung Lo In Plano

Mckinney, TX

#32 Jan 9, 2012
eclipse123 wrote:
I saw a Mountain Lion pull thru a Whataburger in Keller....I could tell it was a Mountain Lion cause he was ridin with Elvis
I'm bettin' that was a cougar. CTS
Amy anderson

United States

#33 Jan 19, 2012
I live in farmersville tx out south of town. I walked outside tuesday nigjt and about five feet away was what I believed to be a vanilla color mountain lion.. It was roo large to be a bobcat so I googled mountain lions and saw this..pretty scary...
Samantha Linke

United States

#34 Sep 14, 2012
Saw a mountain lion in September of 2010 at Arbour Hills. I was on a morning run at 8:00 am on a Sunday morning on a trail near the apartments when several hundred feet in front of me lay a mountain lion. The cat was so beautiful and so majestic that I stopped and worshiped the Creator. The cat slowly got up and walked into the brush. I made a U turn, and went back up the same trail and made a turn when the mountain lion jumped in front of me with his/her long tail swaying back and forth. Since that time, I have had a least three other individuals at Arbour Hills stop to tell me they had spotted a lion too.
SET

United States

#35 Sep 15, 2012
Samantha, what's funny in these posts is how all these people believe you're blind or dumb or making up a hoax. Fact is, these cougars are all over TX. They have been spotted in almost every county. The cats have a huge roaming range, and the older adults frequently run the younger ones off out of their range, into new territory. They have to wander around to find their own safe and secluded areas. I don't know exactly where you are, but look at this map with county names on it. Here's where they are known to live. They can wander out of these counties any time, not only looking for something to eat, but for their own safe territory. I don't know exactly how far south Austin is, but look how close they are established near Dallas and Fort Worth, where people say it's impossible to see them.
http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/tmot1/images/dmap256....
Kimberly

Fort Worth, TX

#36 Apr 12, 2013
SET wrote:
Samantha, what's funny in these posts is how all these people believe you're blind or dumb or making up a hoax. Fact is, these cougars are all over TX. They have been spotted in almost every county. The cats have a huge roaming range, and the older adults frequently run the younger ones off out of their range, into new territory. They have to wander around to find their own safe and secluded areas. I don't know exactly where you are, but look at this map with county names on it. Here's where they are known to live. They can wander out of these counties any time, not only looking for something to eat, but for their own safe territory. I don't know exactly how far south Austin is, but look how close they are established near Dallas and Fort Worth, where people say it's impossible to see them.
http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/tmot1/images/dmap256....
I live in Midlothian, TX and have only lived here a few months. My husband just retired from the Marine Corps so we have lived in many areas of the US and I am familiar with bobcats and mountain lions... Today in my backyard, in Crystal Forest Estates, a beautiful mountain lion walked across my backyard like he owned it, and let me be clear, it was not a bobcat, or a kitty cat, or the pink panther... It was a mountain lion in my 1.5 acre yard with a 5.5 foot fence surrounding it... They are now in Ellis County friends!!
SET

United States

#37 Apr 13, 2013
I know someone who saw a mountain lion off 67 near Dove Lane a few years ago. There have been several sightings of lions around the park and lake. There have been few attacks so no one believes it. But you know what you saw, don't you?
Wake Up

United States

#38 Apr 24, 2013
I live on lake Texoma. I have seen a cougar (male) in my backyard and on the road below my house. A hunter, in the middle of our neighborhood, had not put the rail on his new deck. The deck is 6' off the ground. At midnite, while sitting with the door open, his Scottie walked out on the deck, started barking, then screamed. he could hear his screaming dog being carried away. The dog weighed 30#. He said 2 animals could carry off his dog that fast(and jump on the deck)bears and cougar. Bears haven't crossed over the river yet. Tracks have been observed on the sandy shores of lake Texoma. 100's of pets have disappeared over the years. We have Foxes, Coyotes, Bobcats, Cougars and we saw a pair of wolves north of Bells, Tx. I chased a cougar(young male) Nov. 88, after he ripped up my rabbit cage, grabbed a rabbit and ran. Twice he dropped the rabbit when I cocked my pistol. The last time he got that rabbit, I was sitting on a salt box, putting on my boots, he walked up and picked up the rabbit 10' from me, and ran. I decided to fix my pen and put up a fence. We saw him twice after that. I lost 6 cats in 2 years. I talked to 2 Plano officers that told me, they had nite patrol old downtown Plano. 3am one morning, they watched as a pack of Coyotes scrounged trash cans. We took away their neighborhoods, now they roam ours..... book "Cougar Attack".....Find it ....read it...actual attacks in US and Canada...
Greenbelt trail

Mckinney, TX

#39 Aug 18, 2013
I was running the greenbelt trail yesterday and went off on a more secluded trail to look around. I was taking a break from my run. I spotted a small mtn lion about 100 yards from me. She looked small, maybe a female? When she saw me she took off, not super fast. She stopped once to turn around and look at me before disappering in the brush. She was by the train track(bridge area that crosses over the greenbelt trail that people run/bike on. I think I just caught her off guard. Or maybe she was stalking me? Mtn lions are so quiet and clever, that usually don't want trouble but will stalk a smaller person for food. Many people I see in there walk small pets or have small children. It's good to stay in groups or have a partner to run with or walk. 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.
Also saw a copperhead on the side of the trail. It was curled up ready to strike, which makes me believe it was already threatened by something on the trail going by. My friend moved it off the trail with a huge long stick, which pissed it off but we did get it off the trail. People there be observant of these things and always watch your steps in front of you. Look around!!! It's not the city there.
What a day I had! Lol
Greenbelt trail

Mckinney, TX

#40 Aug 18, 2013
Just posted a comment about mtn lion off the greenbelt trail. That area is Denton county off 380. There's a greenbelt trail you can park and walk there. Anyways, that's where I was yesterday. So just be careful.

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