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News stories tagged with "mountain-lion"

Mountain lion killed in Black Brook? Nope, just an old hoax...

Word spread this week about a story of a cougar killed in the Adirondacks -- but state conservation officials say it was just the local version of a hoax that's been moving from region to region for months. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Adirondack Cougar?

Reported sightings of cougars in the Adirondacks persist, though the native breeding population was wiped out nearly a century ago. While some sightings are suspect, others come from reliable witnesses. Are cougars returning from areas in Canada? Are these "extreme" pets, escaped or returned to the wild? Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about big cats.  Go to full article

Cougars Confirmed Michigan's Upper Peninsula

For many years, state and federal wildlife officials have considered the cougar extinct in New York and the rest of the Great Lakes region. However, many people claim to have seen the large predatory cat long after it supposedly disappeared. Investigations are underway in many states, and in Canada. Now, a wildlife biologist in Michigan says he has proof that a breeding population of wild cougars is living in the Upper Peninsula. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gretchen Millich reports.  Go to full article

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