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Contributors to this thread:
Brian M. 17-Apr-17
Brian M. 17-Apr-17
Jim B 17-Apr-17
Scooby-doo 17-Apr-17
IdyllwildArcher 17-Apr-17
JTV 17-Apr-17
WV Mountaineer 18-Apr-17
LINK 18-Apr-17
GeeQ 18-Apr-17
LINK 18-Apr-17
WV Mountaineer 18-Apr-17
LINK 18-Apr-17
Brian M. 18-Apr-17
GeeQ 18-Apr-17
Ace 18-Apr-17
GF 18-Apr-17
mission man 21-Apr-17
bb 21-Apr-17
Brian M. 21-Apr-17
IdyllwildArcher 22-Apr-17
Salagi 22-Apr-17
bb 22-Apr-17
From: Brian M.
17-Apr-17

Brian M. 's Link
A friend sent me this video of a "CT Mountain Lion". To me, it looks like a big house cat. What say you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RqsMjp3KZw

From: Brian M.
17-Apr-17
Oops, wrong link. Here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RqsMjp3KZw

From: Jim B
17-Apr-17
I think it's a house cat.It definitely has a house cat gait.All the video owner has to do is put something for scale,right where the cat walked.Funny thing,they never seem to want to do that.

From: Scooby-doo
17-Apr-17
House Cat, big house cat but maybe 18 to 20 pounds is all. Look when it walks by the trees or the porch supports it is really only about 3 ft long or so from nose to tip of tail. I have a big Tom that is 35"s long. Scooby

17-Apr-17
Mountain lion? Seriously?

From: JTV
17-Apr-17
Tom cat ...

18-Apr-17
I clicked on the link before reading the thread and was thinking to myself what is wrong with people. Ha. Now I see there's just one person who has a problem. God Bless men

From: LINK
18-Apr-17
House cat and anyone that's ever seen a house cat should be able to tell.

From: GeeQ
18-Apr-17
Definitely a mountain lion. I heard the insurance companies released a bunch to control the moose and bighorn sheep populations in CT.

From: LINK
18-Apr-17
GeeQ are you being sarcastic or did you only watch the first link?

18-Apr-17
He was being funny Link. Haven't you ever heard of people in every state talking about the DNR stocking coyotes, rattlesnakes etc. God Blesd

From: LINK
18-Apr-17
Yeah WV I quest I should have caught that. I've always heard the Kansas Dept of Wildlife gave coyotes mange to reduce their numbers. ;)

From: Brian M.
18-Apr-17
Thanks guys, especially for the witty replies.

CT residents are constantly "seeing" big cats. One cat made it's way from S.Dakota a few years back and got hit by a car, that's the only lion that has been confirmed in this state. I just wanted to have confirmation from people that know what a m.lion looks like to back me up that it's just a regular cat.

Now if I could only get a moose or sheep tag!

From: GeeQ
18-Apr-17
Lol. Yeah, I was being sarcastic. Looks like a big fat puddy Cat to me. I did have a guy in PA tell me a couple of weeks ago that the "Insurance companies put out the coyotes to control the deer, and then the Fisher Cats to control the coyotes, since they are all over now". I just did the ole smile and nod.

From: Ace
18-Apr-17
When people give me the old: "The DEP stocked ______ (fill in a predator) to control the ______ (fill in favorite game animal) population" line, I usually respond with:

"I knew an old woman who swallowed a fly" Most of the time they act like I'm the crazy one, but I at least get a chuckle out of it. :-)

From: GF
18-Apr-17
Fishers to control coyotes?

That's gotta be funnier than a CT Bighorn!

And yup. "I DID! I DID taw a puddytat!!"

From: mission man
21-Apr-17
No doubt house cat

From: bb
21-Apr-17
Mountain Lion, No question about it....The place is infested with them.

From: Brian M.
21-Apr-17
My buddy got miffed because not one person agreed with his opinion. I love him to death, but he can be a dope. lol.

22-Apr-17
People see what they want to see.

From: Salagi
22-Apr-17
House cat, with a bum right front foot (look at the limp), and I think a striped tail if you look close.

Here in Arkansas we get our share of Game and Fish stocking rattlesnakes, red wolves and other assorted critters including alligators in Bull Shoals Lake (which is in the Ozark Mountains right on the Missouri line). The last piece of info came from a conversation I overheard in the eye doctor's office the first of the year.

The lady telling the story had also among other Newton County tales had this to say, "You know we've got lions around here?"

Lady #2, "You mean mountain lions? Yes I've heard that."

Lady #1, "Oh no, I mean lions with those big MANGES. I think they have escaped from those game farms."

I just kept my head down, my ears open, and mouth shut. Of course just a couple of years ago there were reports of a couple of hyenas running loose up here. In fact I talked to a guy who had talked to a guy whose friend had killed one of them. No pictures though for some reason. ;)

From: bb
22-Apr-17
I'm pretty sure I spotted a giraffe, in CT, the DEEP won't admit to it but I heard they are covertly stocking them

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