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Old 11-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Cougar Sightings in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

""The increasing number and frequency of verified cougar sightings in recent years are likely due to three factors in particular: The growing popularity of trail cameras used to monitor wildlife activity in the woods 24 hours a day; additional transient cougars moving east from established populations in western states as they seek new territory; and the cooperation of the public in reporting cougar sightings and sharing their photos with us for official review, which we greatly appreciate," said Adam Bump, one of four DNR biologists specially trained to investigate cougar reports.

Established cougar populations are found as close to Michigan as the Dakotas, and transient cougars dispersing from these areas have been known to travel hundreds of miles in search of new territory. DNA evidence collected from a cougar hit and killed by a car in Connecticut in 2011 showed it had originated in western South Dakota."

DNR - Michigan DNR verifies three Upper Peninsula cougar photos
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Two of the photos, both of a cougar with a radio collar, were taken in October in Menominee County - one near Cedar River and one near Menominee just north of the Wisconsin border.
That's very near ME!
I saw WOLF tracks last week. It's pretty scary if you think about it...Something like that might be trailing behind you!
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