Mountain Lion in East Tn?
Anglo saxon

Birmingham, UK

#64 Aug 25, 2013
Actualy it would be best if no-one seen what i did there! But hey,its good to laugh.

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Retirement City

#65 Aug 25, 2013
-Persephone- wrote:
I have seen 3 Cougars in the wild. I would love to see a panther. Beautiful creatures.
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Panther is simply another name for what we call a cougar, catamount, puma, or mountain lion.

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#66 Aug 25, 2013
I am a mountain lion fan! Finally an interesting topic!
:)
hockeychic

Chattanooga, TN

#67 Aug 29, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Panther is simply another name for what we call a cougar, catamount, puma, or mountain lion.
Actually that's a msnomer. A true panther is a melanistic jaguar or leopard. A cougar, puma, mtn lion is unrelated and only carries the name because its similar to "painter cat" and the florida subspecies took on the term. There are no instances of melanistic (black) cougars in nature.

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Level 8

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Retirement City

#68 Aug 29, 2013
hockeychic wrote:
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Actually that's a msnomer. A true panther is a melanistic jaguar or leopard. A cougar, puma, mtn lion is unrelated and only carries the name because its similar to "painter cat" and the florida subspecies took on the term. There are no instances of melanistic (black) cougars in nature.
Panther is still used to describe a mountain lion and the English Language is a language in flux, subject to change. If one limits the use of panther to a black colored leopard or jaguar, one will not find native panthers in the U.S. I suppose that at one time, panther was limited to a large black wildcat.
HippieChicky-poo

Kingston, TN

#69 Sep 6, 2013
on two different occasions, my children we have heard what sounded similar to a woman's screams...but not drawn-out like a woman's would be...more shorter screams. We researched the mountain lion and heard the screams of it on a web site...my kids said that was what they had heard. we have not seen anything....but will be watching more closely...I live in Kingston, Tn!
cougar watch

Brevard, NC

#70 Sep 15, 2013
I saw one at bays mountain in kingsport!
jstjred

Chattanooga, TN

#71 Sep 19, 2013
I saw one on the side of I-75 between exit 42 and 49 (I was heading North) a few weeks back. It was just a quick spotting though, so I could only be as sure as I can trust my instincts of what I saw.(I came really close to turning around and driving slower, but I was sure it had already crossed or given up by the time I made it back.)

I've been looking ever since on my morning commute.
Robjr

United States

#72 Oct 3, 2013
TNwildlife wrote:
I am a park ranger in the smoky mountains. I have been working in that area for the past 15 years. I have recently heard from some friends in Loudon that there has been a few sightings of a large cat like creature. The sightings occured in the piney community. When told to me, it was said to be a mountain lion. Although there has been 4 sightings of mountain lion in the smoky mountains cin the past 15 years, with no photo evidence, it i
s believed that mountain lions, also known as cougars, have been extinct to this area for many years. I was wondering if anyone else in that area had seen anything that can confirm this.
. I got a picture of one in east TN on a trail camera. I think this May be significant in some way. The pic is 2013 in carter co. 4239433290
Mary Phipps

Knoxville, TN

#73 Oct 21, 2013
I had a big cat run across I-75 Saturday morning about 5am... beautiful tan color and the tail was as long as the cat. I have told a couple of people and not sure if they believe... it was close, and gracefully fast... I am considering getting a dash cam
beau kirkpatrick wrote:
I know what i heard. Im not an expert on these things but i have never heard or seen anything like that this close to my house . Im typing this on my smartphone sitting still and listening for it again
Erin

Maple Grove, MN

#76 Dec 7, 2013
One of our family friends lives in Eastern Tennessee in an upscale community right on a golf-course and there have been many sightings of cougars even there. Some of the golf-course workers have seen cougars on the edge of the woods and even on the course. Unfortunately, a woman in this community was killed in her backyard by one. And our friend is concerned with the fact that the official reports of these creatures in her town are very minimal. None of the officials want to discuss the possibility of them being present. There is plenty of food for them and they seem to be very bold in this area. One even pooped on her driveway. While they are very beautiful and should be protected, they are also very dangerous, and we need to know what to do should we ever encounter one displaying aggression.

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Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#77 Jan 8, 2014
Kitties across the country

http://www.mountainlion.org/index.asp

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Since: Jun 10

Black Rock City, NV

#78 Jan 8, 2014
I can actually say I've held one.

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Mark

Philpot, KY

#79 Jan 8, 2014
Seymour tn. Bluff mountain. Neighbor saw large brown mountain lion estimated 6 feet long and long tail. I questioned him at first but he does know the wild life and the long tail and size rules out bob cat. Was legitimate sighting.
laura

Lima, OH

#80 Jan 11, 2014
I do not live in Tennessee I live in Ohio, but I saw my own mountain lion sighting in my backyard late at night. I heard it yowling and making very loud cat noises, that is what prompted me to look out my bedroom window. I lifted the window open and had grabbed a flashlight and slowly pointed it out he window and turned it on. There it was a big beautiful cat I was very shocked and scared the cat looked at me and then walked off behind the shed into the cow field next door. When I called the people for wild game because I wanted them to relocate it I had a small child, they did not believe me. After that my hound dog came up missing I have no doubt that cat took him, that is probably why he was hanging around the house. Also after that the newspaper started reporting several sightings with no evidence, I believe them I saw it with my own eyes, so they are out there!
Bob Frost

Johnson City, TN

#81 Jan 11, 2014
TNwildlife wrote:
I am a park ranger in the smoky mountains. I have been working in that area for the past 15 years. I have recently heard from some friends in Loudon that there has been a few sightings of a large cat like creature. The sightings occured in the piney community. When told to me, it was said to be a mountain lion. Although there has been 4 sightings of mountain lion in the smoky mountains in the past 15 years, with no photo evidence, it is believed that mountain lions, also known as cougars, have been extinct to this area for many years. I was wondering if anyone else in that area had seen anything that can confirm this.
I didn't believe this since I haven't seen one for 23 years, but I believe it now. I live in Afton, TN.
and found cougar tracks next to my house, and then heard it's piercing scream in the woods within 150 yards of my house. It was a nighttime about 2 - 3 am. I no longer go out at night
in the yard or to my car.
Bob Frost

Johnson City, TN

#82 Jan 12, 2014
My wife and I no longer go out of the house at night after hearing the piercing cougar scream near the house. I used to see a lot of deer and turkey in my yard each year, but now see nothing. I knew that something was wrong and now, I am convinced that a cougar is in the area.
Mark Taylor

Belden, MS

#83 Jan 13, 2014
Traveling the Natchez Trace this weekend when I seen 1 cross the road NTH of HWY 20
huo

Philadelphia, PA

#84 Jan 14, 2014
pjjiojh :v

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Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles, CA

#85 Jan 18, 2014
"So, of course there are lions. They're out there doing their job - roaming their huge home ranges, keeping the deer on the move, whacking the weak, and avoiding us at all costs. You have to love an apex predator with those values. "

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