Mathews Inc.
Mountain Lion
Kansas
Contributors to this thread:
Thornton 31-Jan-19
writer 01-Feb-19
leftee 01-Feb-19
kscowboy 01-Feb-19
sitO 01-Feb-19
Kansan 01-Feb-19
kscowboy 01-Feb-19
Wildman 01-Feb-19
Dale06 01-Feb-19
Thornton 01-Feb-19
sitO 01-Feb-19
Bodyman 01-Feb-19
Bodyman 01-Feb-19
Fletch 01-Feb-19
Thornton 01-Feb-19
Recurvericky 09-Feb-19
Thornton 09-Feb-19
sitO 14-Feb-19
kscowboy 14-Feb-19
Ben 14-Feb-19
sitO 14-Feb-19
Thornton 14-Feb-19
writer 14-Feb-19
One Arrow 01-Mar-19
One Arrow 01-Mar-19
sitO 01-Mar-19
Bodyman 01-Mar-19
One Arrow 01-Mar-19
Zmax 01-Mar-19
Thornton 02-Mar-19
Zmax 02-Mar-19
Cracken74 02-Mar-19
Thornton 02-Mar-19
From: Thornton
31-Jan-19

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Today's news. I wonder how many pellets/bullet holes are in this one?

From: writer
01-Feb-19
Pellets

From: leftee
01-Feb-19
Big and healthy.Or was.

From: kscowboy
01-Feb-19
So much for the only young males trying to establish territory theory. Now I can’t squash the story when someone mentions cubs. The only thing left of the BS meter is a black one.

From: sitO
01-Feb-19

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Here's the pic I got last night with a little more info.

From: Kansan
01-Feb-19
Wow! I was pheasant hunting in Rooks county a couple of weeks ago. I can’t imagine running into that sucker!

From: kscowboy
01-Feb-19
Not buying the weight estimate. A large female is 120 lbs and a huge male is 180 lbs. Regardless, this is a large, mature female cat.

From: Wildman
01-Feb-19
Here in another week they'll say it was tagged in Colorado an was being transported for a foot injury to KSU for treatment where they amputated the paw. Then on the way home escaped during the blizzard an was never found again . . . . . It'll be interesting to see what they come up with :) they're around an hide as well as Sasquatch. I've never seen one myself just a black panther with cubs.

From: Dale06
01-Feb-19
200 pounds, maybe 60% of 200 pounds.

From: Thornton
01-Feb-19

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Some redneck somewhere is bragging he shot a mountain lion in KS ...and nobody believes him. Here's for the "black panther" theorists

From: sitO
01-Feb-19
They'll probably believe him when he pulls the paw out and shows them?

I think we need more argument on the approximate weight...maybe we should bring in that "carny chick" from the Jerk?

From: Bodyman
01-Feb-19
There is no compelling evidence that a single wild “black panther” has ever existed in United States. The largest cat in the United States, and in fact the fourth largest cat in the world, is the mountain lion (Puma concolor) – also known as cougar, catamount, painter, and in Florida, panther. Adult cougars are about 120-150 pounds, have tawny or brown coats, and with the exception of the endangered Florida panther population and a few solitary and long-distance travelers, live in the western part of the country. Cougars have been hunted for centuries and are one of the best-studied animals on the planet, yet there has never been a cougar documented displaying melanism. Melanism is a genetic variation that results in excess pigmentation turning the coat entirely black, and this variation just isn’t part of a cougar’s genetic make-up. So, you see, there has never been such thing as a black mountain lion.

From: Bodyman
01-Feb-19
Kyle that looks like your kind of woman

From: Fletch
01-Feb-19

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Interesting story....they do get off track at times but....

From: Thornton
01-Feb-19
I saw a black coyote once, but he didn't have any hair

From: Recurvericky
09-Feb-19
Jaguars once thrived in parts of Texas and arizons and have recently been caught on camera by USFW. I saw this on TV show, but nan not remember which one.

From: Thornton
09-Feb-19
Last I heard, you could name the number of jaguars seen in Arizona on one hand

From: sitO
14-Feb-19

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Black Leopard photo'd in Africa

From: kscowboy
14-Feb-19
I bet the Chinese can’t wait to buy that off of a poacher.

From: Ben
14-Feb-19
Thronton, I'm going to call you out on that one. The reports of Jaguars have gone way up as of late in the upper class neighborhoods around Phoenix!

From: sitO
14-Feb-19

From: Thornton
14-Feb-19
Jaguar cars maybe. Apparently black panthers are on the rise in Ks as well because I've met two people in the last month that swear they've seen them

From: writer
14-Feb-19
7 Arizona jaguars in 20 years is not exactly a lot. As of last summer, one of three living in AZ had been poached.

From: One Arrow
01-Mar-19
I just read an article stating this mountain lion was 3 to 4 months old as weighed around 24 pounds.

I’ve fought a 3 lb cat before and it was no easy task, but this kind of takes the flare out of it:-)

From: One Arrow
01-Mar-19
And if it was that young, I’m wondering where “momma” was?

She couldn’t have been too far away unless separated somehow.

From: sitO
01-Mar-19
He should have waited til it was 4.5yrs old...and wasn't he from AR? Non-residents killing tomorrow's giants ;?)

From: Bodyman
01-Mar-19
Was it on a corn pile?

From: One Arrow
01-Mar-19
Ha!

Dang news media and all this investigative news... this guy went from “Man I want to have a beer with that guy” to “Hey fellas, here comes the kitty killer”.

Poor dude... got beat up by a Mountain Kitten and now he’s probably going to be ridiculed. Social media is relentless.

From: Zmax
01-Mar-19

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Infested

From: Thornton
02-Mar-19
Where was that top pic taken? The second animal looks to be a cat.

From: Zmax
02-Mar-19
Just a couple Bobcats

From: Cracken74
02-Mar-19
That bottom picture is a coyote.

From: Thornton
02-Mar-19
That's why I said the top picture.

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