Who on the east coast has seen a mountain lion?
Who on the east coast ha seen a mountain lion? I saw one run across the road in front of my house last fall. There was no mistaking it - it was huge and had a very long tail, not a bobcat tail.
Recently there have been attacks on livestock. The official word in that it was a bear as that is the only animal around here capably of dragging a sheep over a 5 or 6 ft fence.
The frustrating thing is that Mass wildlife officials adamantly deny the existence of ML's. They say provide a picture, someone provides a picture and they say it is photoshopped or it is a bobcat. They say bring us road kill, one gets killed by a car in CT and they say yeah but it was just passing through. Someone positively identifies one in western ma and tehy say yeah it must be a pet someone let loose.
I know what I saw. I also just learned that the saliva tested from a goat carcass last week came back as 'feline'. I'm sure they will say it is bobcat. But it is interesting, I heard feline, not bobcat. But still, wildlife officials will never admit it.
What gives? Anyone else seen one?