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White-tipped tail?
cougar
Contributors to this thread:
Cheque 20-Aug-12
Jim B 20-Aug-12
azdogman 20-Aug-12
Cheque 20-Aug-12
IdyllwildArcher 20-Aug-12
IdyllwildArcher 20-Aug-12
Jim B 20-Aug-12
Jim B 20-Aug-12
Stick1 21-Aug-12
Coyote 65 21-Aug-12
bghunter 21-Aug-12
Jim B 21-Aug-12
HeavyDuty 28-Nov-17
Kodiak 28-Nov-17
Fulldraw1972 28-Nov-17
HeavyDuty 28-Nov-17
WFG in NM 28-Nov-17
WFG in NM 28-Nov-17
LINK 29-Nov-17
Brotsky 29-Nov-17
Kodiak 29-Nov-17
Brotsky 29-Nov-17
Treeline 29-Nov-17
sticksender 29-Nov-17
Beav 29-Nov-17
Carcajou 29-Nov-17
loesshillsarcher 29-Nov-17
Z Barebow 29-Nov-17
Kodiak 29-Nov-17
GF 29-Nov-17
sticksender 29-Nov-17
Dirk Diggler 29-Nov-17
From: Cheque
20-Aug-12
A friend of mine got a picture on his trail camera of some animal that defies immediate identification but from all the signs its a couger. A little rare for NW Pennsylvania but I have heard of other sightings. The thing that's throwing us off is whatever it is has a tail with a white tip instead of the black tip you'd expect to see. Can lions have white- tipped tails?

From: Jim B
20-Aug-12
I've not seen one.They are usually black tipped.Post the picture.

From: azdogman
20-Aug-12
Never seen one. I doubt it

From: Cheque
20-Aug-12
I just saw a printed picture. I'll try to find one I can post.

20-Aug-12
Do you have ringtails up there?

20-Aug-12

IdyllwildArcher's Link
I've seen these twice where I live, but SoCal's a long way from Pennsylvania

From: Jim B
20-Aug-12
I'd really like to see the picture.Honestly,I can't think of a single time I had a lion on camera,even the fuzziest IR,pictures,that I had to wonder if it was a lion or not. [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/jbrandenburg/PICT0015-2.jpg[/IMG]

From: Jim B
20-Aug-12

Jim B's embedded Photo
Jim B's embedded Photo
Sorry,here's the pic.

From: Stick1
21-Aug-12
No doubt about it...that's a lion

From: Coyote 65
21-Aug-12
It has a black tip on the tail.

Terry

From: bghunter
21-Aug-12
Yep that is a Lion and as Coyote said the tail is black.

From: Jim B
21-Aug-12
Yes but guys,that's just a picture I put up there as an example.We have yet to see Cheque's picture.Maybe we never will?

From: HeavyDuty
28-Nov-17

HeavyDuty's embedded Photo
Cougar or Mountain Lion? North Central Kansas
HeavyDuty's embedded Photo
Cougar or Mountain Lion? North Central Kansas

From: Kodiak
28-Nov-17
Weeds....

From: Fulldraw1972
28-Nov-17
I see grass and corn on the ground. Is there something else?

I thought for a minute we had to wait 5 years for the picture. But it’s in Kansas and not Pa.

From: HeavyDuty
28-Nov-17

HeavyDuty's embedded Photo
HeavyDuty's embedded Photo

From: WFG in NM
28-Nov-17
I’ve been fortunate enough to get many pictures of lions on cams. One thing I’ve always found, is if you have to try and convince yourself it’s a lion it probably isn’t. With the amount of people that hunt with hounds, and set cams back east, don’t you think there would be a lion treed or unquestionable evidence?

—Bill

From: WFG in NM
28-Nov-17
Does his neighbor have a golden retriever?

—Bill

From: LINK
29-Nov-17
Cougar or lion? I’d say if it one it’s likely the other.

From: Brotsky
29-Nov-17
Heavy duty...that's a house cat.

From: Kodiak
29-Nov-17
House cat? Where, all I see is weeds.

From: Brotsky
29-Nov-17

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
Right here....looks like a house cat with its head turned away slightly behind its body. My bad outlining skills....

From: Treeline
29-Nov-17
Doesn’t look like a lion to me

From: sticksender
29-Nov-17
My guess is dog.....80 pounder.

A few other pics from that camera with other animals would be helpful though.

From: Beav
29-Nov-17
I'm with Brodsky, looks like a yellow house cat.

From: Carcajou
29-Nov-17
Red Fox, ( not the actor)...

29-Nov-17
white thing looks like vegetation. and the other appears dog like to me

From: Z Barebow
29-Nov-17
If there is a lion in Heavy's pic, I am a dead man because I don't see it.

From: Kodiak
29-Nov-17
I think I see Waldo.

From: GF
29-Nov-17
But it doesn’t really matter on a 5-year-old thread, does it?

Maybe it’s just the low res of the phone screen? I thought I saw something cat-like (puddy tat?) in the first rendition of that photo, but without anything for scale, hard to know.

But JMO, if there ever was a pic of a “lion” with a white tip on its tail, it was just ol’ Morris out for a stroll....

From: sticksender
29-Nov-17
GF, yes a 2012 thread, but I believe all the replies are about the new photo from a different state, posted yesterday.

From: Dirk Diggler
29-Nov-17
The funny thing is a picture was posted yesterday from a 5 + year old camera and posted on a 5 year old thread.

Wow talk about low def. Even selfie cameras take better pics then that.

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