Recently, there have been more reports of sightings of a mountain lion in the Matunuck area
in Rhode Island. Back in 2011, Rhode Island DEM responded to one of these, and denied there
was a mountain lion sighted.
The witnesses disagreed.
All the details http://narragansett.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/matunuck-cat-sighting-not-a-mountain-lion-witnesses-disagree
After the witnesses got insistent, and contacted the Rhode Island Environmental police, a
proper investigation was then done. The evidence was confirmed by several national experts.
It is now listed on cougarnet as a confirmation. http://www.cougarnet.org/bigpicture.html
Now, more sightings and deer kill sites have been reported. So what does Rhode Island DEM do?
Say the party line: “Brown said the last confirmed record of a mountain lion in Rhode Island
was in 1847. He said a DNA trace of the mountain lion killed in Connecticut showed its migration
path came from other areas including New York state and North Dakota.”
The complete new story is here: http://www.independentri.com/news/south_kingstown/article_693aeb25-46c4-5ec0-9c19-15190ec62b04.html
So the confirmation was “forgotten”, and that party line about the cat that walked from North
(Actually South) Dakota in a freak occurrence again comes out. We have posted elsewhere on the
credibility of that story. It was also alleged that this cat in 2011 was the same one killed
on the road in Milford. The problem? It was seen AFTER that kill. NOW, more reports in that
area. Clearly another black eye for DEM if any of this confirms.
Just for the record, the DEM themselves reversed their conclusion after a third party
(Enviro Police) slapped them up side the head with the evidence at the scene. Tracks,
bite marks, drag marks, method of kill, etc. etc. Nothing very hidden, it was all obvious.
And of course, several reliable witnesses the described the cat in great detail.
In case you haven’t seen the detail on the 2011 incident here are some references:
Clearly Rhode Island DEM has ZERO credibility when it comes to investigating these.
Outside third party investigation must be done. As you can see, there is a pattern
of state agencies warping what they tell the public about these sightings.