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Offline salt n sage90

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Cougar in the Backyard?
« on: May 25, 2020, 10:16:17 PM »
Well I came home from Mazama with a skunky dog only to find out something is living in the trees on my property. Only have an acre but this thing has been sounding off the last 4 nights. I was out there at 3:00am with my pistol and flashlight looking for it. Pretty sure its a cougar in heat but haven't gotten eyes on it yet. Not sure what my plan is if I see it when I'm feeding the dog.

Take a listen and let me know what it sounds like.
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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 10:31:25 PM »
I dont know what else that would be, but the only noise ive ever heard them make is a contact whistle.   :dunno:

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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 10:56:12 PM »
sounds like a fox, mazama you say?   Don't you have those cascade red fox?   rare...would be kinda cool if it was a fox. 

could be a cougar too







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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 11:27:59 PM »
I live in Sedro Woolley, I just got back from Mazama. Sorry for the confusion.
I've never seen a fox on the mainland here, only on the San Juans, But thats interesting you say that because a neighbor I talked to said a "fox" had a den nearby, I took that as coyote.
But they also said there have been cougar sightings recently. I live in city limits. I put game cameras out tonight to see if it shows up.
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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 04:41:46 AM »
That's a fox.

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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 09:49:22 AM »
We don't typically have foxes around here. Coyotes yes but I just haven't seen foxes.
But you may be right. Either way it kept at it almost all night again.
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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 09:55:30 AM »
That's a fox.
:yeah: Had one in my yard Saturday night making that exact noise.
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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 10:12:55 AM »
I hear that sometimes near my home, it's always a little female coyote as far as I can tell. 

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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2020, 03:20:54 PM »
Sounds exactly like the cougar in heat call from my fox pro :dunno:
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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2020, 05:02:34 PM »
Agree sure sounds like the Female Cougar in heat on my caller too.
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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 05:20:48 PM »
Sounds exactly like the cougar in heat call from my fox pro :dunno:

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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2020, 05:21:11 PM »
I would agree Cougar in heat
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Re: Cougar in the Backyard?
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