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Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby NorthStar » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:26 am



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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby RiverBottoms » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:38 am

I heard about this, not a good spot for a Cougar to roaming around
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby greenhorndave » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:49 am

Those were some meaty paws :?
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby Crazinamatese » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:49 am

There have been sightings too in St Croix and Pierce counties here in Wisconsin over the years.
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby Dewey » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:10 am

The DNR confirmed that it’s really not a cougar, just a big house cat. Cougars don’t exist in the midwest. :liar:

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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby greenhorndave » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:39 am

Dewey wrote:The DNR confirmed that it’s really not a cougar, just a big house cat. Cougars don’t exist in the midwest. :liar:

:lol:

I get the joke :D but is it that there is little evidence of resident cougar populations, or it it the DNRs trying to build a narrative?
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby NorthStar » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:21 am

greenhorndave wrote:
Dewey wrote:The DNR confirmed that it’s really not a cougar, just a big house cat. Cougars don’t exist in the midwest. :liar:

:lol:

I get the joke :D but is it that there is little evidence of resident cougar populations, or it it the DNRs trying to build a narrative?


I am so glad you guys brought this up! I always think it’s strange how the DNR reacts to these instances? Why are they so quick to say that mountain lions are just passing through and that they don’t call places like Minnesota or Wisconsin home??
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:39 am

Dewey wrote:The DNR confirmed that it’s really not a cougar, just a big house cat. Cougars don’t exist in the midwest. :liar:

:lol:


We have a similar scnerio here in the south
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby Dewey » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:43 am

NorthStar wrote:
greenhorndave wrote:
Dewey wrote:The DNR confirmed that it’s really not a cougar, just a big house cat. Cougars don’t exist in the midwest. :liar:

:lol:

I get the joke :D but is it that there is little evidence of resident cougar populations, or it it the DNRs trying to build a narrative?


I am so glad you guys brought this up! I always think it’s strange how the DNR reacts to these instances? Why are they so quick to say that mountain lions are just passing through and that they don’t call places like Minnesota or Wisconsin home??

My point exactly
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby 218er » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:53 am

The MN DNR always says it that must be a bobcat when someone reports they saw a cougar. They should get excited, it’s another species for them to mismanage.
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby greenhorndave » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:36 pm

218er wrote:The MN DNR always says it that must be a bobcat when someone reports they saw a cougar. They should get excited, it’s another species for them to mismanage.

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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby Lockdown » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:07 pm

greenhorndave wrote:
218er wrote:The MN DNR always says it that must be a bobcat when someone reports they saw a cougar. They should get excited, it’s another species for them to mismanage.

:lol:

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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby BRoth82 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:09 pm

I like how they say their sending it in to have an autopsy perform to see if it was a wild cat or one that escaped captivity. Just check to see if it has claws, all of the ones in captivity have to have their claws removed... But this gives them a way to say it escaped captivity.
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:38 pm

BRoth82 wrote:I like how they say their sending it in to have an autopsy perform to see if it was a wild cat or one that escaped captivity. Just check to see if it has claws, all of the ones in captivity have to have their claws removed... But this gives them a way to say it escaped captivity.

Every time that I read something like that it seems to me that they’re either incompetent or lying about cougars.
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Re: Minneapolis Cougar

Unread postby NorthStar » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:47 pm

218er wrote:The MN DNR always says it that must be a bobcat when someone reports they saw a cougar. They should get excited, it’s another species for them to mismanage.


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