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Old 12-01-15, 06:57 AM   #1
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Found this.Thought it was interesting
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believe that the river is empty.
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Old 12-01-15, 09:48 AM   #2
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...that's a bog ole dang kitty cat...we saw one once @ 20 yrs back up on the West Fork Chattooga...Believe It...Or Not...

...scared the b-whoopee out of me...the kids thought it was real neat...of course, they slept well that night and I didn't...more difficult to dose off with a 45 Winchester as a bedfellow...

...they're out there...


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Old 12-01-15, 11:53 AM   #3
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We had a black one hanging around my place in Blue Ridge 20+ years ago.
I saw it asleep in the fork of a massive Poplar tree one sunny fall afternoon.
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Old 12-01-15, 01:16 PM   #4
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Very cool! I've always heard they are around, but I've yet to see one.
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Old 12-01-15, 01:43 PM   #5
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On first glance I don't notice anything in the video to make me doubt the location and time stamp. I've never seen one personally, but there are a few friends I trust that have. Of course there are 100s of "sightings" that are ridiculous...but there are some people who's honesty you just don't question...
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Old 12-01-15, 02:17 PM   #6
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I'm always a bit skeptical of these "sightings". There are way too many folks in the woods on a Saturday morning to not kill one. Couple that with the fact that you never see cougar "roadkill".

I have however, seen a black bear, a deer, two monkeys and a peacock in downtown Atlanta.

Who knows? Anything is possible.n
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Old 12-01-15, 02:40 PM   #7
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Yea you never know.I seen this on the Southeastern Flyfishing forum.
Better watch out on them blue line creeks....
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Old 12-01-15, 02:52 PM   #8
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I certainly want to believe that they are out there. But I am kind of in Drifter's court and need a little more proof than a grainy trail cam video before dispelling all doubt. One or two of these puma videos seem to pop up every year, along with the obligatory black panther sighting. You would think that eventually one would fall prey to a mini-van bumper.
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Old 12-01-15, 03:27 PM   #9
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They're out there. Not sure about here in GA, but in Miss'ippi an' Louisiana I;ve heard 'em caterwallin' in the swamps an' bayous, as well as in the fields around Sumrall an' Hattiesburg, MS. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to know they were in GA as well.

Not sure how brave they are in GA, but I know that in Mississippi my dog, Sam, and my 9mm and SKS kept 'em from thinking they could come in and have all my momma ducks on my ponds.

Typically, they're estimated to be around 60 to 110 lbs in the south. Good sized, yes, but nothing that can't be handled with a well placed round if necessary. Only problem is that they're nocturnal.
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Old 12-01-15, 03:27 PM   #10
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I have seen one bobcat in my entire life growing up in Florida. Never a panther or puma type.
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