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Is any one haveing a problem with Cougar on there land? We here in Arkansaw are seeing sign of wild cougars or as we call them panthers. The Game and Fish tell us that they are not any but we read the sign very well and know that we have some. They tell us that we can not shot them if we see them. What would you do if you happen to see one in the woods while bow hunting??
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100% are carriers of rabies it may not be active but they have it!!!
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100% Jerry? Somehow I doubt this. What is the source of your information and can you show a study or report on this, or are you just talking out of your 5th point of contact again?
 

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I agree with AKDoug. I did a little research on this a while back and since 1900 there are less than a dozen recorded deaths due to cougars in the US and Canada combined. There are a lot more critters I'd be worried about running into, both 2 and 4 legged.
 

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Iam a certified volunteer through the ellijay georgia sancuairy,We have a web site if you would like to consult with the directer on this matter there is actually several animals that are 100% carriers cougars are one of these
Jerry made the above statement when I questioned his statment about 100% of all cougars being carriers of rabies. He posted the link and this is what I sent the director he suggested I consult:

Sir,

In a recent discussion on ArcheryTalk.com one of the members stated that 100% of all cougars were known to be carriers of rabies. As this number seemed to be a little high and he has a reputation for making statements with no basis in fact we had reason to question this. When asked where he got this information he claimed to be affiliated with your organization and referred me to you for more information. Could you please clear this matter up for us?

Thank you for your time.

SGT Chris Frazier
Ft. Hood, TX

This is what I recieved in reply:

Mr. Frazer:

We would be vary interested in knowing who it is saying that their affiliated with our organization making those kind of unfounded statements. First, there are only six animals listed in the united states that are known as common carriers. As follows, Raccoons, Bobcats, Fox, Skunks, bats and a newly listed animal known as Coyotes. As to weather they, Cougars / Panthers could contract rabies or not I would say it is possible but highly unlikely. Although they have been hunted for years with dogs, thus saying if a dog were rabid and fought with the Cougar / Panther the virus could be transmitted in this way. We have never known of documentation down south of a PANTHER CONTRACTING RABIES! Certainly, it would be false to say all Cougar / Panthers have rabies. Once again, in behalf of the individual sharing these unfounded ideas perhaps he misunderstood some information he herd, we all make mistakes at times. Hope this helps. By no means do we claim to know everything about the Panthers / Cougars, thus saying though we have lived, slept, ate with them now for over 15 years, which now totals 20 Mountain Lions. 15 western and five eastern, Americas most endangered mammal. Must close for now. Have a FUNTASTIC day!

"Grizzly" Craig Cylke

Wildlife & Camp Director

I was willing to give Jerry a second chance, however, he has proven that he is a compulsive liar and can't be trusted.
 
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