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|Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:59 pm Post subject: Arenac County Michigan Cougar Sighting- 9/19/2008
|Arenac County Michigan Cougar Sighting.
Reported Mon 9/22/2008 9:56 PM to www.savethecougar.org
Date of Observation: 9/19/2008
Time: 8:45-8:55 p.m.
Location Description: U.S. 23 northbound (east direction at this point) 3/4 of a mile west of Swenson Rd. Just outsde of the city of Au Gres
"While driving on northbound US 23 (it heads in an easterly direction at this point), my girlfriend and I saw a big cat like animal race across the road in front of us. light in color, no doubt, the body of a big cat, the way it ran across the road, my first thought was "cheetah", its long strides, long body and tail. at this time of night, and on this stretch of road, it is fairly dark, but as my head lights hit it, the animal was light in color, this area is in the Au Sable State Forest, specifically an area called Duck Lake Swamp. It had crossed from left to right as we headed eastbound, it crossed in a matter of seconds and ran up a driveway."