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Old 12-01-15, 04:23 PM   #11
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Too bad no one can get a Sasquatch on trail cam.
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Old 12-01-15, 04:48 PM   #12
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About 45 years ago I saw a black "swampus kitty" up close one night coon hunting. It was a little smaller than the hounds we were running, with a tail longer than its body. It was in a thicket in some swamp bottoms about a mile back behind where I now live.
Some things like that you don't forget. I was ready to get my hind end out of that swamp real quick!
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Old 12-02-15, 01:08 AM   #13
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Not in Georgia, but I've seen plenty and they are like Sasquatch in GA. Everyone has a story, just no proof.
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Old 12-02-15, 03:56 PM   #14
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Devoured deer carcass in the vicinity and my wife and sister's hair standing on end hauling *** back to camp was what I remember more than the cat in the tree.1+1= exit might have some 35mm pics.Have to check and see.
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Old 12-03-15, 04:11 AM   #15
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About 45 years ago I saw a black "swampus kitty" up close one night coon hunting. It was a little smaller than the hounds we were running, with a tail longer than its body. It was in a thicket in some swamp bottoms about a mile back behind where I now live.
Some things like that you don't forget. I was ready to get my hind end out of that swamp real quick!
Same thing for me Bill. I saw a wampus cat in 1975 on a large tract of private virgin land next to The Tombigbee River in South Al about 2 hours North of Mobile. I was hunting a large white oak mud flat next to the river. Mossy Back Bucks. We had trapped two Bob Cats the same year. Most wild cats I have shined with a light have green eyes, same with coons. This cat was about 30#'s plus with a long tail and had blue eyes when I hit him with the light.
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Old 12-03-15, 12:09 PM   #16
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Believe I saw one maybe 20 years back hunting a power line in south GA. Only mentioned it to a couple of family members. Yeah, I'd say a 30 pound black something with a long tail. Saw it just long enough to make me want to rub my eyes in disbelief. I wouldn't go to the stake over it though....
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Old 12-03-15, 01:02 PM   #17
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This appears legit. A little searching shows that the TWRA has confirmed a still photo from a trail cam in west TN in late September, and they have also confirmed this one as real from central TN from sometime around Thanksgiving. In the past decade there have been pretty well confirmed sightings in Louisiana, Missouri, and Arkansas and the belief has been that they're expanding westward up against the MS river. I've heard that there have been sightings in KY in recent years. We know they can get up into central GA from south FL because that has happened pretty recently.

I've always been very skeptical of all kinds of cougar sightings in GA. With all the trail cams, hunters, and drivers out there, we'll see them when they get here. I think this fits with that idea. Animals are expanding from the west, as we've known for a while. A sighting in TN is consistent with this. It would be cool to have them show up in GA for real in the next decade or so.
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Old 12-03-15, 01:58 PM   #18
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Hate to bust a bunch of people's bubbles, but there has never been a documented case of a black panther in the wild nor has anyone ever been able to breed one in captivity.

If you saw a black cat in the woods, it was just that, a black cat, not a mountain lion.
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Old 12-03-15, 03:01 PM   #19
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This is true, I know. Like I said, won't go to the stake. But I've seen big kitties and black labs in the woods and, well....
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Old 12-03-15, 03:07 PM   #20
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Hate to bust a bunch of people's bubbles, but there has never been a documented case of a black panther in the wild nor has anyone ever been able to breed one in captivity.

If you saw a black cat in the woods, it was just that, a black cat, not a mountain lion.
If you read that on the internet it must be true....
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