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|Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:26 pm Post subject: Feb. 2011 Van Buren County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
|Van Buren County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
Reported Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 1:40 AM to www.savethecougar.org
Date of Observation: 14, Feb. 2011
Time: between 8am - 6pm
County: Van Buren
Location Description: Cr669 and 33rd st.
Our horse was attacked . Tracks of 2 different size cats 1 large and 1 smaller. Casting of track available and video to confirm. Length of (track 1) was 5ft 8in (track 2) was 4ft 3in in stride. Print molds of (1 is wide 5in) mold 2 is 4inches Believed to be a mother and a kit. DNR and State Police reported. DNR has responded with officer awaiting follow up from Lansing. Horse will recover from rear wounds. Attack is considered to be from the cub. Maybe a Mother teaching to hunt? Most neighbors notified. Location Suggests a breeding population.