New sightings of mountain lions/couga...

New sightings of mountain lions/cougars in central Pennsylvania

There are 18 comments on the Voices Online story from Jan 25, 2010, titled New sightings of mountain lions/cougars in central Pennsylvania. In it, Voices Online reports that:

With nicer weather on the horizon for the Fall, we would like to hear from anyone, who has seen tracks or has a picture of a cougar/mountain lion/black panther on possibly a trail camera or while they have been on a picnic.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Voices Online.

firepolicer

York, PA

#1 Jan 27, 2010
beautiful animals saw 1 in Berks county next to the road in Zeiglerville 3 years ago .
Prolife

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Jan 28, 2010
there are none in Pennsylvania, just ask the game commission
Dave

Williamsport, OH

#3 Feb 24, 2010
I was told by an amish man that another amish killed one in Atlantic Pa after it was killing his animals
Momma Sez

Akron, OH

#4 Feb 24, 2010
The Amish story is fake. Check it out on Snopes.com .
We live in South-Central PA. Surrounded by alot of state game land Hubby swears he saw a mountain lion last winter. Said it ran out of the woods beside our house, through our yard and across the road in front of his truck as he was leaving for work. Now if it wouldn't be for the fact this was at 5 in the morning, I'd swear he stayed too long at the club!
We called the game commission and someone came out to investigate. Only comments he made were "just some really big cat" and "there are no mountain lions in PA".
Mountain lions

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Aug 31, 2011
Near Perryopolis a few years ago a pair of enormous and sleek mountain lions crossed near two bikers on rt 51 during late afternoon.
Mountain lions

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Aug 31, 2011
It is hard to believe even for the people who actually see them, so it is understandable that some would have a hard time believing as well. Perhaps they are being funded for repopulation.
Bull

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Aug 31, 2011
Momma Sez wrote:
The Amish story is fake. Check it out on Snopes.com .
We live in South-Central PA. Surrounded by alot of state game land Hubby swears he saw a mountain lion last winter. Said it ran out of the woods beside our house, through our yard and across the road in front of his truck as he was leaving for work. Now if it wouldn't be for the fact this was at 5 in the morning, I'd swear he stayed too long at the club!
We called the game commission and someone came out to investigate. Only comments he made were "just some really big cat" and "there are no mountain lions in PA".
New Years Eve a few years ago ,a few people swore they saw a jackalope ?

We have bear , coyotes , fox and a few bobcats . Pa is good hunting grounds for predators. Just because the game warden says there are none it's because he just doesn't feel like saying yes or no. I've met a couple of game wardens and they have more rights than the local police , act it and are a little goofy.
Brian

United States

#8 Jul 30, 2012
Got a mountain lion on trail cam , Altoona pa
KeepGitmoOpen

Bryn Mawr, PA

#9 Jul 30, 2012
A lot of cougars at mezzalunas on a friday night...
Asbury lane

Philipsburg, PA

#10 Aug 31, 2012
Ther are Mt , lions in pa , neibors seen , and got on trail cam , there out there., :)
Tom

Altoona, PA

#11 Sep 21, 2012
Brian wrote:
Got a mountain lion on trail cam , Altoona pa
I'm from Altoona too. Where at? I'd love to see the pic
David Serotkin

Williamsport, MD

#12 Sep 30, 2012
My Mother just saw a young Mt. Lion in her yard. She lives outside Three Springs, PA. This is the first one she has ever seen.
DangerousDan

Ardsley, NY

#13 Oct 15, 2012
Brian wrote:
Got a mountain lion on trail cam , Altoona pa
Post the pic ... And where about was the photo taken... I'm from the area ... Jus curious
Brian

Springfield, NJ

#14 Dec 15, 2012
Tom wrote:
<quoted text> I'm from Altoona too. Where at? I'd love to see the pic
back off of asbury ln mile in off of grand view , got it in June did not see one since ,.
Alittlegoofy

Allentown, PA

#16 Dec 15, 2012
Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
New Years Eve a few years ago ,a few people swore they saw a jackalope ?
We have bear , coyotes , fox and a few bobcats . Pa is good hunting grounds for predators. Just because the game warden says there are none it's because he just doesn't feel like saying yes or no. I've met a couple of game wardens and they have more rights than the local police , act it and are a little goofy.
A lot of goofy to say the least . You are right , they have more power than local police . I spoke to the game warden from the south mountain shooting more than a few years ago. He had more radios and guns in his patrol car and stories about what he saw and why it took him so long to call for local police . He left the county with his goofy stories . "That poor game warden and all the grilling he had to go through" F y'll the guy bears watching .
Denise

United States

#17 Sep 7, 2015
Brian wrote:
Got a mountain lion on trail cam , Altoona pa
Neighbor saw one up kettle road by the reservoir.2014. I saw on outside of Petersburg chasing after turkeys it was BIG...fall of 2013..
No idea what I saw

United States

#18 Jan 24, 2016
I saw a huge black cat in the middle of the road during the blizzard this weekend. I'm in the city so not sure what it was. So big it made me nervous when I saw it. Probably about the size of a small German Shepherd.

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Since: Jan 16

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#19 Jan 24, 2016
It's surprising anything rare is left. I live in Ky. About a year ago in Bourbon County (here in Ky) a mountain lion was seen in a tree and Fish & Wildlife was called. The lion is confirmed because the first thing the game wardens did was shoot and kill it. They shot it out of the tree even though it was treed and no one was in danger. Then they draped it across their truck's tailgate and had pictures taken with huge smiles while doing hunter poses with it. When they shot it they admitted they didn't know if it was an extremely endangered eastern lion or one that wandered from out west. They dart deer that get into the wrong place. But I guess you can't brag about darting a deer as much as you can bragging that you shot a mountain lion.

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