Re(3): Mountain Lioin Organizations that YOU should support! IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on July 17, 2013 at 06:51:20 PM by weather01089
Well the saga of the cat killed in CT is tenuous at best. They claimed they had a DNA match from sightings in NY and MI the years previous. Problem with that? Will NY claimed then and now they never confirmed one, and MI didn't until very recently. Then the DNA report was requested, and it says that the South Dakota cats are a "closest match", NOT the same animal. The CT DEEP had mud on their face after instantly proclaiming when the cat was hit that it was an escaped pet. This little saga makes the mud fall off a bit I guess. Truth is, most biologists believe there never was an "eastern mountain" lion subspecies, especially since the original range of the cat was the entire northern US and most of Canada. Its amazing how the stories have been stretched once a confirmation is made. The Michigan cats are now firmly confirmed, after a private organization spent a lot of time and money putting cams out in very remote areas. FINALLY they managed a picture. Its very difficult to get a cat on a game cam, even if you know where they are. Lets see how this develops with the spread of more cats into New England. Replies: There have been no replies.