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Here in Kentucky and even many other southern states, we get told that there is no cougars in this area. But yet, we keep seeing them and sometimes even black panthers. But according to wildlife officials we do not have any cougars in the area and we are misidentifying other animals. It reminds me of a few years ago, when these same wildlife officials told us we didn't have any black bears in this area but of course we have a growing number of them.

Well, I got the following report of a cougar sighting in the state of Georgia and wanted to share it.

- Start Report -

Name: Ken ******

Email Address: On file

State: Georgia

County:

Date of Sighting: October 99

Time of Day: 7 PM

Nearest Town: Wrightsville

Length of Sighting: 20 seconds

How many Witnesses: 1

Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail:
Sitting in a tree stand deer hunting a pine grove, when at dusk a cougar walks right under my stand. It was on the trail I have to take back to the truck.  I live in the west and know a cougar when I see one.  Not a black panther but a tan cougar. 


- End Report -

I wonder why wildlife officials tell us that there is no cougars in an area, when in fact there is. Is it because they don't really know? or is it because they just don't want the general public to know they are there? To me, if the officials know they are there and are lying to people, it would be more dangerous to hikers and campers.  I think it would be better to let people know the possibly dangerous cat was in the area, so the hikers and campers could take precautions in case they ran into one. If an accident happened and the wildlife officials had lied about cougars being in an area, would that make the libel in some way?

Thanks to Ken for sending in his report.

Be safe everyone.



Thanks
~Tom~

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.



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Black Panther - taken in Bell county, KY


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


Proof of Big Cats in Southeastern Kentucky


I can remember growing up and hearing my papaw and my dad talk about seeing large cats in and around Bell County, Ky. As I got older the stories seems to become less and less but over the last few years there has been a increase of sightings in this area. I personally know 3 or 4 people who have seen these big cats. If you ask Fish and Wildlife about Panther/Cougars in this area they tell us that there is none around here. They also told us that about black bears.

Well, I know the people who took this photo and I know where it was taken but I will not reveal them or the location. It was taken Bell County. The person who took this picture had this to say.

"...got pictures of three different black ones and one yellow one. The yellow one was for sure a mountain lion."

I'm working on getting some more photos of these big cats. I hope to have another report at some point.

Here is a the full picture from above.


If you have evidence of  panthers/cougars in Southeastern Kentucky, feel free to contact me.

Thanks
~Tom~






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