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Re: E-M:/ Cougars roaming Michigan

Enviro-Mich message from Murphwild1@aol.com


I saw a cougar last fall south of Big Bay.  It crossed a logging road i was 
parked on while i was looking at a map and enjoying my lunch.  I was somwhat 
off the road and had been there for about an hour when the big cat crossed 
the road.  I was very suprised and excited to say the least.  There is no 
mistaking the tail of a cougar.

Murray Dailey

Enviro-Mich message from Kirk Riley <rileyki@egr.msu.edu>

Today's Detroit Free Press reports on a resident cougar population in 
Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.


Cougars roaming Michigan
DNA proves at least 20 are still on the prowl
New DNA evidence offers irrefutable proof that cougars roam the woods of 
the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula. Cougars, also known as 
mountain lions, were supposed to have been killed off 95 years ago in 
Michigan. Sightings have been reported since then, but no scientific 
corroboration had been made.

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