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Proof of cougers in Louisiana?

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My trail cam took a pic of what I think is a couger.I dont know how to post it on here b/c it is a printed picture and I don't have a scanner.One guy I showed it to said it was a bobcat but everyone else agrees with me thats its a couger.If you would like to see it for yourself or have a way to post it on here give me a shout.thanks Jay 985-774-6020
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"On yer mark"
"Get set!"
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POST THAT PIC!!!
This is gone be good but the suspence is killing me! lol
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couger...
Is the picture is a 45 year old female with lots of surgery enhancements...These courgars are on the prowl in many places...
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Couger?
I blew the pic up but it really doesn't help in identifying it.I went to my taxidermist house yesterday to pick up some stuff and he had several bobcats.This cats color looks nothing like a bobcat,it is the color of a deer,it is also larger than the bobcats he had mounted.The true way to tell would be the tail but you cant see it b/c of the position he is in.
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Panther
Come on BIRD DOG, POST THE PICTURES!!
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Where do you live? Maybe we could meet up and I could get it scanned or you could send it to me in the mail. Do you know of anyone that has a digital camera? You could take a picture of the picture. Quality would be reduced but it might be good enough to peak our interest till a better pic can be posted.
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Pic
Geesh, Mike, wipe the drool. LOL. I think walmart can put it on a cd for ya.
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Cougers
Thats a ggod idea Mike,hope they come out good.Here ya go.
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Hmmm
Supposedly the audobon zoo is opening up a louisiana cougar exhibit. Just caught it on the news.
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Bobcat
Doesn't look very big to me, unless that is 4 foot tall weeds next to it. No tail either. My vote is bobcat. I am not saying that it is impossible that cougars exist in LA, but I don't think this is one of them.
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After 30 minutes
Of trying to find a similar picture of a bobcat with no luck. I would have to conclude that my friend is a small cougar. The bobcat I know and have seen often has a lot more spots, pointier ears, and a mask around thier face, which i don't see in any of these pictures. I wish I could see in more detail how long his tail is just to be positive. Both cats have the white marking behind the ears... I have no doubt they are in LA. Thats for sure...
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Cougar?
This animal appears to be rather small in size and is lacking a long tail (one of the key characteristics of a cougar). For these reasons I would have to say that this is a Bobcat
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Flash
Why does if look like there is a different flash in each picture, just looks like picture was taken behind glass. But looks like a Bobcat I killed in Lafayette Parish with the same markings without spots
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Bobcat
Nice picture though!! But I would say it was a bobcat as well. I have heard TONS of stories about cougars in LA and I personaly thought I may have seen one on two diffrent hunts. But, with all of these cameras in the woods and not ONE clear shot of a "Big Cat" leads me to second guess myself. I would LOVE to have the "SOLID" proof and not the camp fire stories from Grandpa after he was sippin on some paint thinner.
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pics
The flash is b/c I had to take a pic of the original pic.My trail cam is not digital.the only reason i say couger is b/c of the color.Bobcats that I have seen have spots,also the size.I will post some pics of deer standing in the same area so you can see the size comparison.Also I know that cougers have long tails but it is possible the was he is standing that it is wrapped around its side.
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pics
I just googled pics of bobcats and cougers and it definatly looks more like a couger!Try it.
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who knows
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.realestatesarasota.net/panther/panther.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.realestatesarasota.net/panther/index.htm&h=288&w=423&sz=38&hl=en&start=252&um=1&tbnid=fGel-EbyKmq0BM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3DFlorida%2BPanther%26start%3D231%26ndsp%3D21%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

Looks the same to me, could it be possible that he/she had its tail hidden while stooping? could be. Nice pic!
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Bobcat
Ears are wrong for cougar and I see no long tail. I have never seen a cougar, but I have seen my share of bobcats and they can vary GREATLY in markings.

Just my opinion. I do however agree that cougars do exist even though I have never seen one. I believe that they also say wolves don't exist in LA either.
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bobcat
definitely a bobcat. look at white on back of ears, and looks like tail is striped a bit.
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Bobcat
I personally think it looks like a Bobcat. Look at how it's squatting with its back arched....bobcats act just like a domestic cat. That looks like a domestic cat sneaking up on something.
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Cougar ??
I don't want anyone to think that I don't believe theres Cougars in Louisiana, cus I do! And Ive hunted and killed them in other states! BUT I have a DOWN THE BAYOU KITTY that looks just like that pic !! Come on guys !They are out there but this is not a pic of A COUGAR lol Just my 2 cents Capt Bob
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cougars and panthers
they do have cougars and panthers in louisiana, they had a black panther in st amant behind st amant park a few years ago that people troughout st amant can hear. me and dustin went hunting back there one day and we saw big a$$ prints that a cat, dog, bear or bobcat couldnt've made. we went and got my dad and he said that definitely isnt a bobcat, bear, dog or cat, well it was a cat, just a really big black one. not that im saying that that this picture here is a cougar, its a bob cat, if we could see the tail in the pic, then it would be confirmed. i dont know if yall remember that panther they took out of there, but it was big, feedin on squirrels, rabbits and deer.
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couger
I'm realy on the fence here! If i had to place a guess i would say cougar. No stripes or spot's, ears not as pointed and no sideburns like a bobcat. The body looks small but that could be the way the cat is standing. The tail would tell for sure. lol
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I would guess...
I would guess cougar except for the fact that it is a picture of a bobcat. I see nothing in the picture that would lead me to the conclusion that it is a cougar. Looks like a clear picture of a bobcat to me.
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BOBCAT
Bird Dog, I am Louisiana Cougar believer not nay sayer, but that picture is without a doubt a bobcat. Look at the markings on the back of his ears, they are identical to the two mounted bobcats sitting with me in my office right now.

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bobcat
i can assure you that it is a bobcat. the white markings behind the ears, the posture, and the black tipped stubby tail. whether the spots are visible or not it is definately a bobcat. i've seen bobcats that have very little indication of spots.
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New Cat
Very similar to the coydogs, we now have panthcats or bobthers. In other states they are called bobgars or coucats. With all the panthers, cougars and bobcats in Louisisana is was only a matter of time before they cross-bred. Next they will begin breeding with feral cats and create a whole new animal. Global warming is probably responsible for these new creatures but I think you can shoot them with cross-bows or a primitive 45-70.
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Coubob
Has the colors of a Cougar but the ears of a Bobcat. Maybe it's a Coubob.
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Bobcat
That is not a cougar, that is a bobcat. I had a couple of pictures of bobcats this summer on my trail-camera also.
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Bobcat
I also believe the pictures are a bobcat and I do believe Florida panthers reside here because I've seen one up close, Thanks for posting BIRD DOG.
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I'm gonna say
that is a Goldthwaite.
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Tom Cat
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BOBCAT
BOBCAT
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Bobcat
Ground Check!!
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BOBCAT
thats a bobcat, go ahead and take him your allowed 1 per year
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Bobcat
Bobcat, but cougars do exist.
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Bobcat?
Plaisence Taxidermy,I didnt realize you had already commented on this pic.We saw to cats close to where this pic was taken and they had long tails and were the same color.They were running out into a field playing and when they noticed we were there(about 100yds away)they dug out.Fast!
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Problems with Recognition ??
I think the problems these days with recognizing wild anamals, is game cams !!In my younger days we did our scouting in the woods, with our own eyes and we learned over the years, what the different animals tracks were from, and we used to put spring traps out on gut piles !!You learn a lot about how animals look and smell that way !!Now days most do there scouting by putting a cam by a feeder. Now don't get me wrong, but you may never know what any animal is from a blurry picture!! in the last yr or so, Ive seen dog tracks that guys thought were cougar tracks !!pictures of dogs shown as cougars ect ect Maybe some of you folks need to get a book on local wild animals ?? now don't get me wrong I firmly believe there are Cougars in Louiaiana, but the chances on seeing one in the woods before the cougar see or smells or hears YOU is very small !! just my 2 cents after 62 yrs of hunting and more then that in the woods ! Capt Bob
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bass-n-bucks
bobcats usually have black spots right? Believe its a cougar.
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definetely!
definetely a bobcat!!
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bobcat spots
the spots are not always visible on a bobcat...some have very faint spots whereas others have very distinct spots.
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