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|Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:43 pm Post subject: 11/6/11 - Chippewa County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
|Chippewa County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
Reported Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 10:04 PM to www.savethecougar.org
Date of Observation: November 6, 2011
Time: 9:25 PM
Location Description: Driving east on E 15 Mile Rd between S Shunk Rd and Yacuone Rd
I was driving when I noticed a large animal cross the road about 10 meters ahead of me. I first thought it was a deer because I saw its eyes first, but then quickly realized it didn't have hooves or antlers. It was tawny colored and moved like a cat. The animal looked to be about the size of a St. Bernard. Once it got to the other side of the road, it stopped and looked towards my car. I slowed way down because it looked like it was going to cross the road again. I could see its face. There weren't any tuf ts of hair on its ears and it was all one color, there weren't any spots. After I slowly drove past, I looked in my rear view mirror and watched it stand there for a few seconds before moving into the field next to the road.