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Old 04-29-2008, 01:58 PM
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Cougar Tracks

I found these cougar tracks along the Wenaha River Trail near Troy Oregon. The day before I found an elk kill by one whas not more than a week old.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:55 PM
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Those are impressive photos, thanks so much for sharing them.

The comparison to your hand size is great. I've studied tracks of our local woodland inhabitants for many years. Its one of my favorite pleasures when hiking. I enjoy finding tracks and watching for any new activity with my repeat visits to our local trails. This is one I have yet to see, although many folks here in northern PA insist they exist. Lots of kitty tracks - bobcat - but none of the creatures you've shown. way cool as my kids would say!
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:14 PM
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Thanks, I also found fresh bear tracks a mile down that followed the trail for about 3 miles or so. It was a mix of cougar and bear for quite some time. They were probably watching me get a little freaked out by the whole thing and I was glad to eventually have turned around and get out of there. I am working on getting the bear pics up.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:32 PM
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That's a nice clean print. I haven't seen one that good yet, but I'm always looking.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbit
Those are impressive photos, thanks so much for sharing them.

The comparison to your hand size is great. I've studied tracks of our local woodland inhabitants for many years. Its one of my favorite pleasures when hiking. I enjoy finding tracks and watching for any new activity with my repeat visits to our local trails. This is one I have yet to see, although many folks here in northern PA insist they exist. Lots of kitty tracks - bobcat - but none of the creatures you've shown. way cool as my kids would say!
Gosh, those are nice photos, have to agree with Hobbit-having something
to compare the prints with to put them into perspective is a very welcome
added bonus. Again, like Hobbit, have persistantly heard of "panthers"
lurking in the wood of central MO, but have never seen one, nor any tracks.

I will say this though to Hobbit, I've had deer hunters who's judgment I trust
tell me about cougar sightings that I have to believe (irregardless of what
the Missouri DNR wants to publish)-see if you can find anything about cougars or mountain lions on their site!

But please make your findings a new topic, as what I just posted could derail the intent of the
OP.

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