View Full Version : Cross post - wild cougar in Pennsylvania

03-27-2005, 10:41 AM
This was on one of my other pet boards -

thought i'd share...

This is NO joke.
Edna Kriner Kirby was at the hunting camp in Hornell NY the weekend of Jan 24, the weekend we had the big snowstorm. She has cats and noticed something had been cleaning out all the food on the deck and in the storage shed.
Very Big Cat. That sunday a rep from the DEC confirmed it was a Cougar. He said there is at least10 cougars living between Hornell, Corning NY to Wellsboro PA. Each animal can roam a 100sq mile area and usually stay clear of human activity, but in the winter easy food will attract them. He noted this is VERY rare to have one at your door and stay there for 3 photos.
This animal may be a problem one , he said. He also estimated the animal is over 100lbs.

Also the local radio and tv news didn't seem to care much about this story or the photos. I guess they don't want to cause a scare in that area.

Watch your back if you have a camp or cottage in that area.

Photos 100% legit

03-27-2005, 10:41 AM
sorry - the other photos didn't attach

03-27-2005, 10:42 AM
He's scary to see on your deck, I'm sure -

but he's also a beautiful animal, isn't he?

03-27-2005, 11:20 AM
I sure hope that gorgeous animal isn't shot, and if it is shot that's it's with a tranquilizer. Sure hope people keep their pets inside as well. ;)