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|Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:09 am Post subject: 9/6/2012 Mason County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
|Mason County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
Reported Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 9:47 AM to www.savethecougar.org
Date of Observation: 9/6/2012
I was in the car about 75-100 yards from the bridge heading south. The cat trotted across the road in front of me and leaped over the railing. When it first started crossing the road I thought it was a fox or coyote (size-wise) but it was long-bodied with a long tail and moved like a house cat, just much bigger. I'd say 40 pounds?? It was dark brown and the tail curved with the back legs and curled up at the end.I pulled over and jumped over the rail to try to get another glimpse, but it is a wooded ravine with lots of cover and I couldn't see anything.