Re(7): Canadian DNA results on Cougar evidence IP: 188.8.131.52 Posted on May 30, 2016 at 02:42:11 PM by weather01089
We have done that, much of it is already posted on the ctmountainlion.org website. It lines up well with the historical evidence.
Be aware Mass Wildlife in the 1920s featured an article about a cougar that spent a period of time in Chester, Massachusetts on someone's land. Yes, these are likely wandering males, not a breeding population, but they are far more common than you would believe. Mass Wildlife's stance on the existence of them in the state has been modified somewhat. They now tell people that "a few" wander though from time to time, but are not permanent residents. Pomeroy, who followed several of them from 1948-1955 did observer one female with a kitten, but the others were apparently lone cougars. They did hang around to an extent, one for a couple of years, but most moved on. Replies: