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I read this with great interest.

December 03, 2018 03:23PM
Mountain Lions, or cougars as we call them in my neck of the woods, have been a subject of great debate for quite some time. For years they were considered non existent in Northwestern Ontario. There were many unconfirmed sightings hundreds of kilometres west of us. Slowly reports of sightings crept closer and closer to our city. however, without hard evidence the Ministry of Natural Resources refused to acknowledge the presence of cougars in our region. They usually dismissed these reports as probable lynx or wolf sightings. That all changed two years ago when a dead cougar was found during the spring thaw. It was emaciated and had a face full of porcupine quills. This was an “I told you so!” moment for many people.. The government now agrees that cougars are here.

I have read about their solitary existence and how humans rarely have encounters with them, but I must admit that I am more than a little nervous about their presence in the region. I spend a lot of time outside in the bush. This includes at night when cougars are supposedly more active. Hopefully my worries are all overblown. I’m sure they’ve been around for quite some time and I’ve never had a problem. While on foot I’ve had several encounters with black bears and I’ve never worried for my safety. Although I do carry bear spray with me when I know I’m going deep in to the bush for a few hours.

Anyway James, as I said I read your post with great interest. I have no first had experience with these animals so it was good for me to read about your experiences.



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  Mountain Lions...

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  Not only would I have soiled my britches....

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  Our Amazing and Crazy Grizzly story

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  We get a few here in NW Iowa

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  One of my great experiences...

JamesJM20November 28, 2018 06:48PM

  I read this with great interest.

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JamesJM11December 04, 2018 05:19AM

  A full grown man could most likely fight off a mountain lion

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  Re: A full grown man could most likely fight off a mountain lion

waterfield15December 04, 2018 05:39PM

  A 220lb Cougar would be rare....

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  I've had so many encounters with black bears ...

JamesJM13December 07, 2018 07:39PM

  Re: I've had so many encounters with black bears ...

canadaram11December 08, 2018 12:27AM

  I have encountered many bears and in fact a lion and panther

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sstrams13December 08, 2018 07:35AM

  Re: Yeah '79, these guys are nuts..

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  Oh, you just had to bring that up, Canada...!

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