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The possibility that cougar prowl the North Country

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Lots of people say they've seen a cougar on the prowl in the North Country. Biologists say that for more than a century, there's been no proof: no photos, no carcasses, fur or other DNA.

But many northern New Yorkers are convinced they've seen a cougar, puma, panther or mountain lion. All those names refer to the same big, North American cat. And, as Jonathan Brown reports, it is possible that these sightings are REAL.

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