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Old 10/20/09, 09:15 AM
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It's Official, Mountain Lions in Kansas

http://kdwp.state.ks.us/KDWP-Info/Ne...RTHWEST-KANSAS

A hunter recently photographed a mountain lion in Kansas and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks confirmed that the photos were taken in Kansas as presented and that the story seems legit.


Here kitty, kitty. Maybe it is a reincarnation of the Otis-Bison cougar school mascot.
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Old 10/20/09, 09:21 AM
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wow - big kitties. This one was hit by a motorist just north of here -and was reported by the DNR to be an adolescent male about 160 pounds. Up here they prey entirely on fawns but I'll always remember this picture when I'm out huffing and puffing and snowshoeing.

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Old 10/20/09, 09:47 AM
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I'll be sure to share this news with DH, thanks Windy.

My dad had a horse scratched all along both sides of his hind quarters a couple of years ago. Dad is positive it was done by a cougar...of course Fish and Game said otherwise...

We used to hunt in NW KS--about 50 miles from WaKeeney...glad I didn't see a cat!

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Old 10/20/09, 09:52 AM
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My Ohio inlaws have seen a mountain lion/cougar fleetingly on the edge of the woods a couple of times and have seen the tracks around the barn, but "officially" no mountain lions exist in Ohio.

That is a huge animal, in that photo!

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Old 10/20/09, 10:05 AM
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My Ohio inlaws have seen a mountain lion/cougar fleetingly on the edge of the woods a couple of times and have seen the tracks around the barn, but "officially" no mountain lions exist in Ohio.

That is a huge animal, in that photo!
yes, and the DNR here says there are no Fishers or Canada Lynx in our part of the state but we have seen them BOTH!
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Old 10/20/09, 10:44 AM
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http://kdwp.state.ks.us/KDWP-Info/Ne...RTHWEST-KANSAS

A hunter recently photographed a mountain lion in Kansas and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks confirmed that the photos were taken in Kansas as presented and that the story seems legit.


Here kitty, kitty. Maybe it is a reincarnation of the Otis-Bison cougar school mascot.
Well unofficially, they've been up here for years...
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A hunter recently photographed a mountain lion in Kansas and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks confirmed that the photos were taken in Kansas as presented and that the story seems legit.
Wouldn't that make it a "flatland lion"?

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wow - big kitties. This one was hit by a motorist just north of here -and was reported by the DNR to be an adolescent male about 160 pounds.
"North" of you? North of you WHERE?!?!?
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Old 10/20/09, 11:02 AM
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would you look at the paws on that thing! Don't know if I'd be out in the woods with that possibly running around.

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yes, and the DNR here says there are no Fishers or Canada Lynx in our part of the state but we have seen them BOTH!
Fishers??
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My parents, sister and brother live in Kansas.

Now, I can only go there if I'm carrying a Bible, a Hello Kitty doll and a vial of dog spit.

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We have them here. In fact, my folks live right in a town, and they have come into town and right across the street from their house! They have been seen school ground property before too. When there is a sighting, they are always tracked down and taken care of by the Fish and Wildlife people. Our problem here has always been too many of them at times, not the rare sighting.

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"North" of you? North of you WHERE?!?!?
hee hee right around Marchwind's neck of the woods - Bemidjii, MN (or Bbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrmidjii, as I like to call it!)

The DNR is always telling people who call to report sightings of these humungous cats that they are probably just seeing a
"neighbor's yellow lab or golden retriever ". Yeah, right.
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They say they aren't down here.

A friend went out to her barn one night and something was after her rabbits. It ran under the shed. Thinking it was a stray dog she looked under with a flashlight and it was a cougar. Its been in her freezer for 15 years.

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Old 10/20/09, 12:52 PM
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Fishers??

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/snapshots...ls/fisher.html

yes, these critters are tough - they look like minks on steroids and they can flip and kill a porcupine in nothing flat! They are FAST!
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A couple of years ago, Maybe even last year???? We had one near me. Everyone thought it was a hoax, because few saw him, only at night. Then a guy found him sleeping in his barn, course the cat took off, but they had tracks. They kept having SIGHTINGS of him, going South, and he was finally killed in Chicago! Least they SAY it was the cougar from here, in Southern WI.

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Old 10/20/09, 02:59 PM
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My Ohio inlaws have seen a mountain lion/cougar fleetingly on the edge of the woods a couple of times and have seen the tracks around the barn, but "officially" no mountain lions exist in Ohio.
That is EXACT:Y what has been happening in Kansas during the last few years! There have been sightings and tracks, but, "Officially" there were none of the big cats in KAnsas.

Until now.

Perhaps when somebody takes a picture or kills a cat in Ohio there will "officially" be big cats in your state as well?
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Old 10/20/09, 03:51 PM
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Officially we don't have mountain lions in PA either but there have been multiple sightings in the area.

WIHH, Thanks for that link now I know what I was seeing a few years ago in the neighbor's yard everyone thought I was nuts not knowing for sure what I was seeing. Still no idea how it got there though.

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Same thing in MO, Conservation Dept saying they aren't around, several hunters catching them on trail cams...of course Cons Dept also said armadillos weren't in MO either....until you started seeing a roadkill one ever 2 miles!

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Same thing in MO, Conservation Dept saying they aren't around, several hunters catching them on trail cams...of course Cons Dept also said armadillos weren't in MO either....until you started seeing a roadkill one ever 2 miles!
Now now everyone knows the armadillos were dropped by illegals on their way north why do you think they are called possum on a half shell.
we see our local big kitty fairly often
we have a dog that has scars from his tangle with it
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Old 10/20/09, 07:50 PM
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My parents & MIL laughed at me when I insisted I saw tracks near here & heard one screaming in the woods a few years ago. DH saw one run across the road in front of his truck in rural Miami co. ,KS, they have been writing about sightings there for some years in their local paper.

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