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Old 02-23-2011, 10:52 AM   #16
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Re: Bobcats in RI

Don't know where it comes from, but this is a reallly good one:http://www.outdooroddities.com/2009/...hitetail-deer/
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:03 PM   #17
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Re: Bobcats in RI

I do not understand why the DEP insists mountain lions are extinct in the northeast. Very interesting....


http://articles.cnn.com/2011-06-11/u...nwich?_s=PM:US
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:46 PM   #18
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If they weren't before, we killed the last one!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:40 AM   #19
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Re: Bobcats in RI

RI DEM just this pass week stated that the deer kill last year was from a large cat, footprints and marks on the neck of the downed Deer are from a Mountain Lion.... Check out this link.

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Old 06-13-2011, 02:21 PM   #20
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I live in Richmond right outside of hope valley on 30 acres and have seen mountain lions ,bobcats and right across the street from me a family of bears live in the woods see them all the time in my yard
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:10 PM   #21
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Re: Bobcats in RI

I saw a bobcat in Bozrah Ct 4 years ago in my back yard it was stalking something cuz it was low to the ground and I could see every muscle ripple in its body it was amazing. Also this past Jan I was hunting Coyotes and a bobcat cam into my predator call, pretty sneaky critter didnt see him till he waas 20ft from me .He came in from behind and when i turned he bolted. I also saw a Black Bear in Sprauge Ct about 10yrs ago while driving on a backroad with a friend it was in a freshly cut corn fiel and we stopped and watched it mill around the field for at least 15mins in awh we couldnt believe it , There are more of these animals in Southern New England than people think .
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:39 PM   #22
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Re: Bobcats in RI

Big Cat tracks in Plympton/Carver area for years. People keep telling us "Hunters" we r full of shite. Half a dozen grown men looking at the biggest "Kitty Prints" in the mud, we were not wrong. Couldnt explain the rake marks down the "Scratching Tree" either huh? Local says "Its the turkeys sliding down the tree from their roosting spot". I said, I hunted Maine/Vermont for years and I know what bear claw marks are!. Local DFW guy still insists Mountain Lions are extinct in Mass. and there are no bears south of Boston, never was, never will be.....
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:13 PM   #23
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I live in Richmond right outside of hope valley on 30 acres and have seen mountain lions ,bobcats and right across the street from me a family of bears live in the woods see them all the time in my yard
I live in Richmond also. he speaks the truth.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:55 AM   #24
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I have photos somewhere of large cat prints that I took at East Beach, back in the tidal marshes a few years back, but of course cannot find them. I had a tracking book as reference and there is a definite difference between feline/canine, these were feline.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:33 AM   #25
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On CT Hunting n Shooting theres a thread where you can post trail cam pics and a guy from NE CT has two wild pigs on film He said he checked with the 2 farms around the area in wich the photos were taken to see if they were just 2 pigs that might of escaped from there pens but both farmers didnt own any pigs so it just goes to show these animals are making a come back from cats to pigs it is possible!
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #26
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Re: Bobcats in RI

There was just a cougar hit by a car in Milford, CT. Rumor has it that it might have been a 'pet' that escaped.

http://www.theday.com/article/20110613/NWS12/110619832
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:08 PM   #27
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There was just a cougar hit by a car in Milford, CT. Rumor has it that it might have been a 'pet' that escaped.

http://www.theday.com/article/20110613/NWS12/110619832
I'd personally prefer a pet lynx, only takes up half the bed and much better with the neighbor's kids. Plus easy disposal of striper and tog carcasses.
On a serious note, I had a marine from Montana with a pet bobcat. It couldn't go near children (even though de-clawed), and went completely insane if it ever tasted blood. Nice kitty..
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:34 PM   #28
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I heard from one of my professors last semester that there are currently 2 bears in RI, one having set up camp a mile or 2 down curtis corner road from the SK police station
Oh, that's great. Those woods down past the SK police station go from Curtis Corner Road all the way up to my freakin' backyard! Guess the kids shouldn't be back in the woods tromping around in late summer when the berries and other bear goodies are available.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:29 PM   #29
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There was just a cougar hit by a car in Milford, CT. Rumor has it that it might have been a 'pet' that escaped.

http://www.theday.com/article/20110613/NWS12/110619832
That's interesting. I've read that most of the remaining Florida panthers may be hybrids of panthers from Central America that escaped or were released.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #30
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Re: Bobcats in RI

i had a mountain lion walk across the road no more than 40 yards in front of me while i was jogging last summer in lebanon ct. broad daylight. they are here, idk why the state insists they arent.
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