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Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« on: April 18, 2024, 07:16:41 PM »
A friend had two sheep killed recently, he has seen a set of eyes at night with a light. He said they were blueish in color.
Could they have been a cougar?
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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2024, 08:37:57 PM »
In my extremely limited one time moment of panic while spotlighting one the eyes were green/yellow

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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2024, 02:43:17 AM »
yellow as far as I know
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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2024, 09:16:01 AM »
I haven't seen enough to be at all certain with cougars, but I do know that multiple deer in a field at night can show different colors of eye shine from white to yellowish/greenish to reddish.
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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2024, 11:33:31 AM »
Greenish/blue

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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2024, 12:28:36 PM »
Probably depends what kind of light you shine at em. :dunno:
Are you using an old school mag light.
Fancy LED light.


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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2024, 03:29:36 PM »
Shine your light at your or your neighbors cat. Same thing.

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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2024, 05:20:10 PM »
Orange

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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2024, 09:06:03 AM »
At 45:30 in this interview, the hiker said he saw multiple cougars at night while hiking the PCT and their eyes glowed red.


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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2024, 09:36:03 AM »
The one I hit with a flashlight as It was following me into my elk hunting spot reflected yellow.   Might be different with LED versus other wavelengths. My light was old school

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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2024, 09:38:54 AM »
Cougars are generally yellow to red, deer and elk white/ blue ish. this can vary with any animal with quite a few factors. I’ve seen 3 or 4 cougars in the dark, they were all very orange eye color and I could verify they were indeed cougars.

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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2024, 10:39:24 AM »
African Lion's eyes are yellow in a spotlight so I'd imagine that Mountain Lion's are too.

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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2024, 06:36:50 PM »
LMAO, that chart has Biggie and Vampires in it.   :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Color of cougar eyes when spot lighted
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2024, 07:23:15 PM »
LMAO, that chart has Biggie and Vampires in it.   :chuckle: :chuckle:
Better get @Dan-o on this right away, he's the Biggie expert.  :chuckle: :chuckle: :dunno:
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