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|Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:34 pm Post subject: 8/12/11 Alpena County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
|Alpena County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
Reported Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:43 PM to www.savethecougar.org
Date of Observation: 8/12/11
Location Description: Sighting occurred in Herron, MI between a rural home, sunflower field, and forest.
As I was walking in the entrance of my house, I noticed something near the trees that caught my attention. From the corner of my eye I thought it was a fox.. for it was grayish/brown? However, it wasn't a fox because it had a very long, skinny tail. If it wasn't as long as it's body. It was longer. It looked right at me, and I noticed it was darker around the eyes and top of body/tail. Then, it looked away and started to move away quicker. When it turned it's head, I noticed it did not have a snout on it. So my next assum ption of a cyote was thrown away. This animal was MUCH bigger than a house cat, but a little bigger than a fox.