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Black cougar.....
« on: November 15, 2010, 09:57:20 AM »
I got word this weekend about a black cougar in a area  :yike: Has anyone seen one of these or heard of this  :dunno:
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 10:00:37 AM »
Yep! Talked with a guy that had seen one recently.
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 10:01:25 AM »
Yep! Talked with a guy that had seen one recently.
We might be talking about the same one  ;)
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 10:04:58 AM »
I got word this weekend about a black cougar in a area  :yike: Has anyone seen one of these or heard of this  :dunno:

what area?  west/east? south/north?
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 10:08:30 AM »
You boys going after him or what?

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 10:10:53 AM »
i ive never seen any around here, but i heard there are quite a few in the bars and clubs out in tacoma
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 10:12:53 AM »
are you going after it?
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 10:13:18 AM »
You boys going after him or what?
I'd love to but the wife has other thoughts.  She doesn't mind venison, rabbit or birds but cats, yotes, bears are off limits  :dunno:.  If I got it she'd have my hide hanging right next to it!  :o
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 10:15:49 AM »
You boys going after him or what?
I'd love to but the wife has other thoughts.  She doesn't mind venison, rabbit or birds but cats, yotes, bears are off limits  :dunno:.  If I got it she'd have my hide hanging right next to it!  :o

you could always just give it away...like to a fellow hw member...I think I have one in mind...shed never be the wiser. ;)

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 10:17:23 AM »
are you going after it?


if I had the info on the sightings I'd be there in the morning.

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 11:02:48 AM »
Should I be looking for him this weekend?

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 11:07:17 AM »
i ive never seen any around here, but i heard there are quite a few in the bars and clubs out in tacoma

Tony,
You are talking about female cougars.  What do you call male cougars that Jackelope wants to chase?
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 11:09:01 AM »
My father saw one in the 70's near Twisp. He didnt know what to think of it at the time.
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 11:10:44 AM »
i ive never seen any around here, but i heard there are quite a few in the bars and clubs out in tacoma

Tony,
You are talking about female cougars.  What do you call male cougars that Jackelope wants to chase?

OH he is gonna hurt you...better start running  :peep:
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 11:17:58 AM »
Am really hoping someone can either put it down or get a good pic of it. Apparenty there are no confirmed cases of black or melanistic cougars  :dunno:. Would be interesting to see what comes of it.

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 11:22:23 AM »
i as well would really like to see someone put this black cat down, not just for the fact of one less cat but would really be interested to see if its really a black cougar or if its a puma that has migrated north. have heard some theories about how the black pumas of more southern US/Mexico areas are expanding northward with the current thought of climate shift....i said thought of climate shift no verbage was borrowed from Mr. internet inventor Gore

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2010, 11:23:29 AM »
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Melanistic cougars
There are no authenticated cases of truly melanistic Cougars. Black Cougars have been reported in Kentucky, one of which had a paler belly. There have also been reports of glossy black Cougars from Kansas and eastern Nebraska. These are known as the North American Black Panther (NABP). None have ever been photographed or shot in the wild, and none have been bred. There is wide consensus among breeders and biologists that the animal does not exist and is a cryptid. Sightings are current attributed to mistaken species identification by non feline experts, and memetic exaggeration of size.

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http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/view.php?tid=3&did=25188

if you can prove they exist you just might become famous  :chuckle: kinda like the first guy to kill a wolf in the lower 48 famous ;)
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2010, 11:24:37 AM »
i ive never seen any around here, but i heard there are quite a few in the bars and clubs out in tacoma

Tony,
You are talking about female cougars.  What do you call male cougars that Jackelope wants to chase?

OH he is gonna hurt you...better start running  :peep:

No. I am hanging my head in shame. I didn't see that one coming at all. All I did was open the door that he walked into. I can't blame him, I would have done the same.
With that said....if the area that these guys are talking about is where I think it is.....I will be there...hunting animals......with a rifle. Nevermind.
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2010, 11:25:37 AM »
i as well would really like to see someone put this black cat down, not just for the fact of one less cat but would really be interested to see if its really a black cougar or if its a puma that has migrated north. have heard some theories about how the black pumas of more southern US/Mexico areas are expanding northward with the current thought of climate shift....i said thought of climate shift no verbage was borrowed from Mr. internet inventor Gore

Isn't puma just another name for mountain lion or cougar??
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2010, 11:26:04 AM »
Uplandhunter you might be onto something. I don't think it was the "climat" that pushed him up here it was modern firearm deer season that pushed him from florida to washington. :chuckle:

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2010, 11:28:36 AM »
i as well would really like to see someone put this black cat down, not just for the fact of one less cat but would really be interested to see if its really a black cougar or if its a puma that has migrated north. have heard some theories about how the black pumas of more southern US/Mexico areas are expanding northward with the current thought of climate shift....i said thought of climate shift no verbage was borrowed from Mr. internet inventor Gore

Isn't puma just another name for mountain lion or cougar??

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2010, 11:31:07 AM »
i as well would really like to see someone put this black cat down, not just for the fact of one less cat but would really be interested to see if its really a black cougar or if its a puma that has migrated north. have heard some theories about how the black pumas of more southern US/Mexico areas are expanding northward with the current thought of climate shift....i said thought of climate shift no verbage was borrowed from Mr. internet inventor Gore

Isn't puma just another name for mountain lion or cougar??


i was always under the impression that a puma was a black jungle cat such as a panther, i might be wrong i usually am told that i am atleast once a day. but i was referring to black panthers in that post

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2010, 11:33:26 AM »
The florida cats are the same color as ours.
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2010, 11:47:36 AM »
It was probably a wolf or Vanessa Williams.
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2010, 11:55:59 AM »
I agree.
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2010, 03:04:01 PM »
My uncle got a trail cam pic of one in Louisiana about 5-6 years ago. Down there we just call them panthers. That goes for the tan and black ones...
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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2010, 10:36:00 AM »
Take a look at my friends web page at embrace the west, I believe that he has video footage of a black cougar. 

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Re: Black cougar.....
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2010, 06:48:32 PM »
It was probably a wolf or Vanessa Williams.
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