Since Ive never seen one I dont give a hoot about cougars in wisc. BUT their presence have been verified with evidence by the DNR.
DNA samples from hair or scat conclude the presence of several males originating from the Black Hills SD area. No females so no breeding. This is science and not hearsay.
ihookem, if you click on the map, looks like there have been sighting near your cabin.
I wouldn't say there is no chance it's a cougar but that the chances are very slim. My uncle lives up near Hixton and knows basically all the Amish and farmers in the area and he hasn't heard of cougars in the area. The reason I say there is a slight chance is because there have been confirmed sightings in Wisconsin and they did kill one in Chicago a few years ago, but the true confirmations are very rare.
So are you calling me a liar?
This thread is a hoot. Ya there are cougars in Wisconsin. I know cause my second cousins best friends grampas wife saw one run across the dirt road one rainy night in April of 1996 down by Haymeadow valley just before the bend. . .. but couldn't get the Kodak 110 instamatic out of her purse. Otherwise she would have had a picture to prove it.
How many cougar sightings in Jackson & Clark Countys? I've talked with a few people, that I trust, & they have seen cougars around Hatfield/Black River Falls area.
I just retrieved my SD cards, from my trail camera. And it sure looks like a cougar! The "cougar" picture was at night & just barely in the flash. But the "cougar " was low to the ground, long, & a long thick tail.
Not a good enough picture to post. Showing it to the landowner tomorrow. She has heard of other people seeing cougars in the same areas.
I would agree with house cat. Look at the length of the jack compared to the cat
Looks way too small to be a cougar and the tail is way too short compared to the body. Looks like a house cat jumping off the edge of the trailer onto the ground.