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Maybe a Mountain Lion

Old 09-04-2012, 08:33 PM
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Default Maybe a Mountain Lion

hey i checked my trial camera this weekend and i didnt notice it at first but when i looked closer it kinda looked like a mountain lion. i live in pa and the pa game commission says a mountain lion hasn't been in pa in hundreds of years so tell me what u think it is and it is a real picture not photo cropped i have more pictures of deer from the same camera

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:56 AM
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hard to tell without perspective for size, but my bet is bobcat
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:32 PM
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As Bob says it is hard to say with nothing to compare it against. Too bad you cant see the tail (or lack of one). But IMO it is definately a feline. Also I would lean toward the mtn lion moreso than the bobcat. The body looks too long in proportion to the legs to be a bobcat. A bobcat is 'blockier' in appearance.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:33 PM
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I go with Bronko 22000. Could be some weird South American cat, who knows? It is unbelievable what people have in there back yards and let escape. I am thinking back to a guy that had two weird cats and one got out. He said it came back in about a week.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:36 AM
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I tried to clean the picture up some.. Still can not tell for sure but, my guess is a bobcat..
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:06 PM
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Its a trollcat! The scale just doesnt look right looking at the cat and the tree you have in the middle to compare it with. Bobcats are much shorter/stockier but I dont wanna call you a flat out liar. Its Waldo with a cat suit on I guess.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:38 AM
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If you look closely, just above the right hind leg. You can see the end of the tail there. That combined with the size tells me it is deffinately a...... Bobcat
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:23 PM
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Theres no Mtlion in PA or Deer.. Thats what the PGC wants! and there doing a GREAT JOB. There's 111,000 Doe tags for 5c, are you kidding me! Oh nice picture ! Its some kinda cat but I can't say! Thanks 4 the picture!!!

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:55 PM
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Funny they say the same thing in NY tats there is no mountain lions,but yet seems that a mountain lion was found recently in vermont hit by a car. Had traveled for out west.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:45 PM
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Well it does look like a cat but it also looks like a small deer crouching did u look for tracks
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