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Are you being watched?

Started by Trout Maharishi, January 31, 2007, 19:05:25 PM

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Trout Maharishi

Ever feel like you're being watched while you're fishing, you may be :o

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/16556404.htm

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh

troutphisher

Maybe it was Huey P. Newton, reincarnated with four legs and a tail?  8)

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Bloy

Times fun when you're having flies.
...Kermit

lepomis_mcro

awww they left out the part that i read on another news site..where someone said it was just a larger river otter ;)

(mark 6:41)"Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then said to the crowd amassed before him. I have mine the hell with the rest of you."

taken from the christian conservative handbook.  how to deal with modern problems.

Trout Maharishi

"Black panthers are not native to the southeastern United States, meaning Fletcher might have seen a river otter or a bobcat, state wildlife officials in Georgia and South Carolina said."

It was in the article, cause I laughed when I read it. Who in the hell couldn't tell a large cat from and otter :P

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh

calebB

You would think a forester would know a little about what he's looking at.  Its not like its some city slicker that can't tell a deer from an elk. :P  If it was real, someone probably let it go.  Sure seems like a lot of reports like this come up over the years.  Remember the big thread on cats on SEFFF?  Can't wait till someone actually gets a picture of one for the officials to see and believe. >:D


Woolly Bugger

maybe it was bigfoot? Would take a whole lot of animal to make me go for a swim this time of the year...

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Bloy

Is that the picture after the swim?    ;D

Barry

Times fun when you're having flies.
...Kermit

Bloy

Frost bite must of really hit the 'ole boy quite hard.  :-X :-X

Barry

Times fun when you're having flies.
...Kermit

Gofisher

He should have just turned around and spit in the cat's eye. That would have taken care of him.

Yankee by birth, Rebel by choice.

Trout Maharishi

That cat would have half your leg chewed off before you woke up from your campfire nap ;D

There's more B.S. in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot.

Lefty Kreh


Stuart R.

There are supposed to be several cougars around here in SW VA. I have a good friend that is a deacon in my church that swears he seen one right in town drinking from the river. It was a bad drought year and that could explain it being closer to civilization. I watched 10 most dangerous cats on the discov. channel. The cougar was I think #3 or 4, but the house cat was #1, NO JOKE. They were ranking them on the species that they have been known to kill. I have heard lots of other sightings around here. The sighting are usually blamed to be bobcats but who knows? I was in the mtns at a brookie stream and think I sae what could have been a cougar track but not sure. Way to big to be a bobcat so I don't know what is was. Bad place to see one by myself and in a nearly canopied trail. That thing would have me before I knew it!

STU

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calebB

Check out this info I copied from the Eastern Cougar Foundation's website.

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CONFIRMATIONS
The ECF accepts only written documentation from reputable sources to confirm field evidence of cougar presence in the East. In 2000, several ECF officers and Board members wrote and presented a paper listing twelve confirmations by type of evidence at the 6th Mountain Lion Workshop. This series of Mountain Lion Workshops is the official forum for academic scientists and state and federal wildlife biologists concerned with management of cougars in both North and South America. Our paper was the first presentation of scientific evidence of cougars in the east. Since then, additional confirmations are as follows, by type of evidence:

Body or body part:
13. KY kitten. In June, 1997, a man driving a pickup truck hit and killed an eight pound spotted female cougar kitten on Highway 850 in western Floyd County, KY. He said he also noticed a larger and a smaller shape, most likely the kitten's mother and sibling, because the kitten was still too young to be out on her own. The driver took the body to the Kentucky Department of Game & Fish, which froze it. When the kitten was analyzed, she was found to have all her claws intact, with no tattoos, tags, collars or other indication of captivity. DNA analysis indicated that the kitten's maternal ancestry included genes from South America, pointing to the pet trade (South American cougars are popular in the cougar pet trade), but paternal ancestry was shown to be North American.

This kitten is important for several reasons: she was a highway fatality, and biologists claim that if cougars were present in any numbers some would get hit by cars; she indicates that reproduction is going on in the wild; and she exemplifies the mixing of cougars from various origins that is probably occurring in the eastern woods. An April 20, 2001 letter from Steve Thomas, Wildlife biologist, KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources to Chris Bolgiano, ECF vp, confirms the above information.
14. Ontario bite. The Ottawa Citizen of August 15, 2001, in a story written by Matthew Sekeres, reported that David Wood, a resident near Cornwall, went outside around 1 a.m. on the night of Aug. 4 in response to the barking of his brother's dog. Mr. Wood said that he noticed the top of a tail near a goat pen and came within one metre before an animal lunged at him. He protected his face with his forearm, which was bitten. He kicked the animal, which disappeared before Mr. Wood got a good look at it, but the next day around 7 p.m. he said he saw a cougar crouching in roughly the same spot near the goat pen.

Dr. Lee Fitzhugh, Wildlife Enhancement Specialist, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at the University of CA at Davis, analyzed the position of the teeth from photos of the bite and determined that the bite matched that of a cougar.

This is the first confirmed cougar attack in the East since 1751.


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