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Cougar in East Peoria???????
Posted: 14 February 2013 08:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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this isnt my pic. this was posted by the city of east peoria’s facebook page.  (believe it or not. LOL)


their post: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=359378320842908&set=a.334213843359356.77041.323230687791005&type=1&theater;



personally. i see a banded tail which leads me to believe that it’s a missidentification of a very large housecat

any opinions?

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Posted: 14 February 2013 09:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Without a doubt…someones pet cat…

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Posted: 14 February 2013 09:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Well the young ones do have a banded tail along with spots that gradually fade. Im up in the air on this one if it is, its a juvenile which could mean a breeding population.

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Posted: 14 February 2013 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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i did notice that the ears look very small in comparison to the head, but the banding bothers me. usually its alot more faint. i dont know.

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Posted: 14 February 2013 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Dont know much about cougars, but I thought band on the tail possibly could be shade from a branch.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Poor kitty!

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Posted: 15 February 2013 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I dont know much about them,but it looks awful thick/muscled through the shoulders to be a housecat.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Zoom of the head looks odd…

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Posted: 15 February 2013 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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If that is a cougar than that has to be one of the biggest bird feeders in the county.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thats definetely a cougar! That bird feeder was constructed from the towns old water tower so actually its a HUGE cougar!

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Posted: 15 February 2013 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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When I first saw this, I thought cougar.  The more I look at it and everything around it, the scale of it looks like a chunky tom cat.  Even if a juvenile cougar, the body scale looks all wrong

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Posted: 15 February 2013 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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How big is the post the bird house is on? That would help a lot in judging size

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Posted: 15 February 2013 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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have you ever looked thru binoculars and noticed how things look closer together than they actually are? cameras have the same effect. so to try to compare it’s size to the feeder is a mute point. i think a better point of reference would be the trees behind it.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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At first i was thinking big house cat or possibly a bob cat but the tail looks too long to be a bob cat and too thick to be a hosue cat..not sure

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Posted: 15 February 2013 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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zoom in tight on the head,start @ 400% and keep on going…

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Posted: 16 February 2013 08:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Leave that poor house cat alone!  It’s not going to morph into a cougar no matter how hard you try!!  I’ve never seen a cougar with short stubby legs or a tail that’s ringed that dark of a color. 

Put some meow mix out in front of the camera or a can of tuna and I bet he comes back

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