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|Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:35 am Post subject: 9/19/2010 Leelanau County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
|Leelanau County, Michigan - cougar sighting.
Reported Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 11:32 AM to www.savethecougar.org
Date of Observation: 09/19/2010
Time: 2:00 pm
Location Description: M22 on south side of Little Traverse Lake, wooded area just east of County Rd 667, where a creek flows under the highway.
We were biking west on M22 and saw the cougar lope across the road from north to south in front of us. He seemed to be a small-medium sized cougar (50 - 70 lbs?), medium brown color (darker than I would have expected), with the long curling tail trailing behind. I biked to the other side of the road by the creek and caught another view of the cougar about 75 ft south of the road crossing the creek on a large fallen tree. The cougar then disappeared as it moved south into the brush.