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Bowfreak 17-Dec-14
Bowfreak 17-Dec-14
elmer@laptop 17-Dec-14
Bowfreak 17-Dec-14
elmer@laptop 17-Dec-14
elmer@laptop 17-Dec-14
elmer@laptop 17-Dec-14
sitO 17-Dec-14
Bowfreak 17-Dec-14
bowriter 18-Dec-14
Southern draw 19-Dec-14
Bowfreak 19-Dec-14
elmer@laptop 19-Dec-14
dmann 19-Dec-14
elmer@laptop 19-Dec-14
writer 26-Dec-14
elmer@laptop 26-Dec-14
From: Bowfreak
17-Dec-14
I am suspicious as to whether this was actual wild cat or not. Evidently residents noticed it in a tree in broad daylight.

http://www.lex18.com/news/mountain-lion-put-down-in-bourbon-county-402612/

From: Bowfreak
17-Dec-14
Title was supposed to be "kills Mtn lion in KY"

From: elmer@laptop
17-Dec-14
Was the cat actually in a tree in a neighborhood? Article doesn't' say.

From: Bowfreak
17-Dec-14
The article says this: "One of my neighbors called, she was a bit distraught. Cause like, who sees a mountain lion in a tree?" said Rick Mattox. He called for help after his neighbor stumbled upon the mountain lion while walking her dog. With no tranquilizers on hand and daylight dwindling, KY Fish and Wildlife officers euthanized the cat.

From: elmer@laptop
17-Dec-14
I read that part, but in parts of Kentucky the neighbor could be a quarter mile or more away, and while walking a dog it could have been on a dirt road more in the countryside.

From: elmer@laptop
17-Dec-14
I just watched the video a couple times and it is a pretty rural neighborhood, and the news said it was found in a tree on a farm. Houses weren't close like I think of when I hear or see the word neighborhood.

From: elmer@laptop
17-Dec-14
No matter what, it will be interesting to see if the necropsy says it was a wild cat or a "pet" that got loose.

From: sitO
17-Dec-14

sitO's Link
Here's the link. I wonder if it was "planted" like the ones found here in KS?

From: Bowfreak
17-Dec-14
I suspect it was a pet. I knew a few guys who had 2 african lions back about 10 years ago. They were pretty wild guys and I can only imagine how many deer they killed to feed them.

From: bowriter
18-Dec-14
Word is, it is a tame release or escape. Waiting for DNA to come back.

19-Dec-14
Correct me if im wrong but a fb post said Paris KY I know there is a Paris TN but Paris KY?

From: Bowfreak
19-Dec-14
Yes....we have a Paris, a London, a Manchester, an Athens and even Possum Trot. Paris is in Bourbon County and that is where the cat was.

From: elmer@laptop
19-Dec-14
Is there bourbon in bourbon county??

From: dmann
19-Dec-14
Yes, bourbon gets it's name from bourbon county

From: elmer@laptop
19-Dec-14
Cool!

From: writer
26-Dec-14
Funny, Bourbon County Kansas gets its name from bourbon. :-)

From: elmer@laptop
26-Dec-14
Has there been any determination yet as to whether it was wild or escapee?

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