1. Leigh

    So, saying it was a bobcat you are implying that my mother and her husband misidentified a bobcat from a mountain lion? I think not. My mom grew up in upstate NY, knows her animals and both my mom and her husband are credible people. They specifically noticed its long tail, tawny coat and size. So either you are saying my mom is an idiot or their are bobcats out there who have had a mutation and grown very long tails. Which is it?

    • steve d

      I don’t think CML was trying to slight their credibility. Your post clearly identifies one of the distinguishing features between cougars and bobcats: the long tail. The original post didn’t mention it. Whatever they saw, itsounds like a cool sighting.

  2. Leigh

    Oops, yeah i didn’t mention the tail. Sorry CML, I shouldn’t have gotten so sensitive about it. I guess I’m just wondering why there are so many sightings- although unsubstantiated- that the DEP still says that there are no mountain lions in New England.


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