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Old 06-08-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Mountain Lions?

Was driving across Rt. 25 day before yesterday in the no-mans land between Moultonborough and Tamworth and believe I saw a young mountain lion. I initially thought it was a Canadian Lynx, as it was too big to be a bobcat, but I got a good look at the tail as it headed into the woods and it was much too long to be a bobcat or a lynx. It was much too big to be a house cat. Has anyone else seen any mountain lions in our neck of the woods?
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:33 PM   #2
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People will argue this one till the cows come home, but, my son was hiking up in the Franconia area and swore up and down that one followed him and his buddies for a couple of miles...I say, why not?
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:13 PM   #3
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Discussed here every so often:

http://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/...=mountain+lion

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Old 06-08-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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Sometime last year the owner of the Farm where we keep our horses saw a big cat with a long tail in the Derry area.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:46 PM   #5
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Default Exceptionally stealthy...

While almost all 'sightings' end up being non-lions there were similar reports in N. Minnesota for decades before an active den was found just south of the Canadian border. I think this region has enough large wild acreage for it to possibly be true here too.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:21 PM   #6
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Default ...that time of year....

....lots of cougars are on the prowl in the lakes region in the summer.....
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:49 PM   #7
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Sometime last year the owner of the Farm where we keep our horses saw a big cat with a long tail in the Derry area.
There were numerous sightings in Derry and Hampstead last year, many credible. The have been hundreds in NH & Maine in the last few years. F&G claims mis ID or released pets in every case. I think there moving in.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:03 PM   #8
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I saw one in Boxford MA during fawn season (now) about 10 years ago.
No mistaking what it was as it was in my headlights about 20 ft away.
I looked online and there were many "sightings" on the North Shore surrounding towns. They're here!
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