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    Mountain Lion In WV

    yesterday morning my buddy went out to check his trial camera and he called and told me he got a picture of a big cat. He sent it to my phone and i didnt quite still believe it so i had him send a picture of a deer standing at the same spot and he did.... so here is the pictures








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    Thats a bobcat ! Look at its ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn_goat View Post
    Thats a bobcat ! Look at its ears.
    bobcats have very short tails if any. mountain lions have black ears dont they?! idk maybe your right

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    I have mounted both bobcats and cougar. Thats a bobcat.
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    look at the body compared to the salt block if that is a bob cat it is a world record
    yea the ears look like a mt lion, cougar or what ever else you want to call it
    great pic
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    thats not good to hear!!! We dont need a MT Lion around here!!!! lol

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    if thats a mountain lion that deer must weigh about 650-700 lbs? too small for a mountain lion def a bobcat. but dont get complacent a bobcat can also do damage to your deer herd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglerooster1 View Post
    if thats a mountain lion that deer must weigh about 650-700 lbs? too small for a mountain lion def a bobcat
    i was thinking the same thing myself but then again thats a 50 pound block and thats pretty big for a bobcat, but maybe to small for a cougar... think it could be a half grown one??

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglerooster1 View Post
    if thats a mountain lion that deer must weigh about 650-700 lbs? too small for a mountain lion def a bobcat. but dont get complacent a bobcat can also do damage to your deer herd.
    yea I know because mt lion start out weighing 200lbs
    I have seen wild mt lions in North Dakota but they probaly don't have them either and those cats were not that big probaly young cats but not that big.



    plus I have seen bobcats in N.Y alabama ct. and pa in the wild and in captivity and all of them had one thing in common spots every single one of them had spots
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    bobcat......

    I wonder how many of those mountain lion stories I've heard in Ok & Ks were started like this?
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    lol i wasnt saying it was a mountian lion for sure... but anyway hearing most ppl say its a bobcat is a good thing, it makes me feel a little safer in the woods. I have caught a few bobcats in traps and everyone i ever caught had long hair around its ears and on the sides of its face and its tail was like 4 in long..... that thing didnt look like a bobcat really, but i guess it is one

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    the salt block is a condensed mass so it will be heavy that cat probably only weighs 30-35 lbs have killed them here 48lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglerooster1 View Post
    the salt block is a condensed mass so it will be heavy that cat probably only weighs 30-35 lbs have killed them here 48lbs
    I will agree that bobs will go 50lbs I have seen big bobs at the taxiderm shop and I seen a real big one last year but that cats head does not look right and he looks more like 70lbs or so and once again no spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garinshaw View Post
    bobcat......

    I wonder how many of those mountain lion stories I've heard in Ok & Ks were started like this?
    I hear this stuff all the time in Alabama. Somebody knows somebody that saw a cougar in Alabama. I moved here from Idaho and know what cougar country looks like. I know down south of here they have the Florida panther.

    Had a guy show me a picture off a game cam and he said; 'it was a cougar stalking a deer in Alabama' until I proved to him it was a mule deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterick View Post
    I hear this stuff all the time in Alabama. Somebody knows somebody that saw a cougar in Alabama. I moved here from Idaho and know what cougar country looks like. I know down south of here they have the Florida panther.

    Had a guy show me a picture off a game cam and he said; 'it was a cougar stalking a deer in Alabama' until I proved to him it was a mule deer.
    and just what is a florida panther its like a key deer its just a genecticaly smaller cougar or mt lion

    not saying what you are talking about was a cougar because no mule deer in alabama however alabama boarders florida do the cats (wich are very rare) know the boarder???
    then from ga to ny you have two diff mt ranges I know compared to out west they are hills but here they are considered my ranges and they are even called mt by the sience community. now all the way up in N.J. in a state park they casted prints on the lake shore and have them displayed in the ranger station. so why Is it so hard to believe that there are no mt. lions anyplace here in the east. now not gonna have numbers like out west probaly never get as big as out west. you know like coyote out west your dogs look like fox compared to the eastern coyote. in upstate N.Y. you have the adirondack state park its bigger than all 5 of the big parks out west put together and its all mountians.
    why would cats not live here
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    Thats a bobcat for sure. At first glance it does look like a Mt. Lion, but the back of its ears give it away. You can't see the entire length of it tail, but bobcats do have about a 4 inch tail. Bobcats in WV don't have a whole lot of spots on them mainly just on the belly the quality of pic is so poor the spots can't be seen. He looks to be in the 30 pound range.

    Not to hijack the thread just for a comparison this is a bobcat I caught on cam back in the day of 35mm cams. You can see how this bobcat resembles the one in this thread. Large body, a tail and very few spots. After seeing pics like this I have and the one in the post no wonder so many people think they seen a Mt. Lion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbuckdn View Post
    I will agree that bobs will go 50lbs I have seen big bobs at the taxiderm shop and I seen a real big one last year but that cats head does not look right and he looks more like 70lbs or so and once again no spots.
    Most older and larger bobcats don't have spots. I've seen several bobcats from the stand while bow hunnting and I can tell you this is a bobcat for sure. The ears give it away.

    Here is a picture of a large bobcat I caught on camera a few years ago. This cat is larger than the one in the picture, and you can tell his paws are much bigger.
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    There are lots of hound hunters in the south. Both for coons, cats, bear and hogs etc.... I ran plotts for a while here. We can even use dogs on deer. I would think by now somebody would of treed a cougar and took a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbuckdn View Post
    yea I know because mt lion start out weighing 200lbs
    I have seen wild mt lions in North Dakota but they probaly don't have them either and those cats were not that big probaly young cats but not that big.



    plus I have seen bobcats in N.Y alabama ct. and pa in the wild and in captivity and all of them had one thing in common spots every single one of them had spots
    I have caught two bob cats in recent years that were so old they did not have spots. They were both released alive( no season in ohio) .
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    Maybe it is a bobcat after seeing the other comparisons but at first I would have sworn it was a mt. lion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterick View Post
    I have mounted both bobcats and cougar. Thats a bobcat.

    Might consider rephrasing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archry Princess View Post

    Might consider rephrasing this.
    I should of known better! I did mount some wild cats when I was a younger!
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