2017 Trail Cam Pics...whats walking in your woods?

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OrangeCrush

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Really surprised to see it that green and lush, with so much brush, is S.W. Kansas during August.
Its usually pretty hot dry in August but this august was unusally mild and we got some decent rain in spots. This area is the western edge of south central kansas so there are a few trees. This camera is in a small canyon can that comes off an elevated ridge so there is more cover than usual.
 

Binman4OSU

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My brother in law sent me this pic.
In Feb 2016 I was letting my dogs out in Owasso. Our housing community backs up to 80 acres of undeveloped land with a big pond on it and most of it is wooded area. The old Johnson grass out there around that pond was dead but still about 3ft tall. We have 5 deer that are out there almost every day during the Fall and Winter (saw them last week for the first time this Fall)

My dogs were running along the back fence and playing around and I noticed something move over by the pond. Huge Cat was sitting out there on the bank of that pond crouched down in that grass watching my dogs. The dogs never seen it and I got them inside.

I keep a loaded gun by the back door now and watch my dogs at all times when they are out there.

Several other people around Owasso have reported seeing a big Cat. So I know there is one roaming around the Owasso area
 
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http://newsok.com/article/3849906
Minco mountain lion was from the Black Hills
by Ed Godfrey Published: March 22, 2012 12:00 AM CDT Updated: June 14, 2013 12:06 PM CDT
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This mountain lion that was struck and killed by a motorist near Minco traveled to Oklahoma from the Black Hills of South Dakota.
DNA analysis of a mountain lion that was struck and killed by a motorist near Minco show the cat journeyed from the Black Hills of South Dakota, state wildlife officials said Thursday.
The 130-pound male mountain lion was killed by a motorist and found dead along SH 81 north of Minco in November.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation collected tissue from the cat for DNA testing.
“The cat’s DNA shows a very close genetic relationship to wild populations in South Dakota,” said Erik Bartholomew, furbearer biologist for the state Wildlife Department. “We can say with a high level of confidence that this male was born in the Black Hills region. Another clue that this animal is wild is the fact that it had porcupine quills in its stomach.
“Apparently mountain lions consider them to be good eating, or maybe they are easy to catch, but many times western states report mountain lions with porcupine quills in their front legs and digestive tract.”
A small tooth from the mountain lion’s jaw also was tested to determine the age of the cat.
Much like the rings on a tree, the root portion of the tooth has rings that can be used by experts to age the animal.
The Minco mountain lion was at least 3-years-old.
“We have no idea the path he used to get to Oklahoma,” Bartholomew said. “However, with him being killed near the South Canadian (River), he likely was following the river where their primary prey, white-tailed deer, would be in high abundance.”
Male mountain lions will sometimes roam great distances.
“Males tend to have very large home ranges at or over 200 square miles,” Bartholomew said. “The Black Hills is a small island of habitat and many times adult males will get in territorial disputes with young males and the loser leaves in search of new territory.”
Other mountain lions captured or killed in Oklahoma also traveled from the Black Hills, such as a female cat captured in the city limits of Tulsa last year and a male cougar killed by a train in Red Rock in 2004.
A male mountain lion shot in 2010 in the Panhandle by a state Department of Agriculture employee tested positive for genetic ties to populations in eastern Colorado.
Another captured in southeastern Oklahoma by game wardens was genetically tied to populations in the Pine Ridge region of northwest New Mexico.


Central Oklahoma obviously has mountain lions as well. They are very stealthy predators so many go undetected. I saw one about 20 years ago just north of Crow Roost at Fort Cobb Lake. It was dark and he was on the run but I have no doubt it was a mountain lion.
 

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In Feb 2016 I was letting my dogs out in Owasso. Our housing community backs up to 80 acres of undeveloped land with a big pond on it and most of it is wooded area. The old Johnson grass out there around that pond was dead but still about 3ft tall. We have 5 deer that are out there almost every day during the Fall and Winter (saw them last week for the first time this Fall)

My dogs were running along the back fence and playing around and I noticed something move over by the pond. Huge Cat was sitting out there on the bank of that pond crouched down in that grass watching my dogs. The dogs never seen it and I got them inside.

I keep a loaded gun by the back door now and watch my dogs at all times when they are out there.

Several other people around Owasso have reported seeing a big Cat. So I know there is one roaming around the Owasso area
My dad and i saw one in logan county about 14 years ago. We never had any problems but the neighbor would find dead calves up in the trees.
 

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In Feb 2016 I was letting my dogs out in Owasso. Our housing community backs up to 80 acres of undeveloped land with a big pond on it and most of it is wooded area. The old Johnson grass out there around that pond was dead but still about 3ft tall. We have 5 deer that are out there almost every day during the Fall and Winter (saw them last week for the first time this Fall)

My dogs were running along the back fence and playing around and I noticed something move over by the pond. Huge Cat was sitting out there on the bank of that pond crouched down in that grass watching my dogs. The dogs never seen it and I got them inside.

I keep a loaded gun by the back door now and watch my dogs at all times when they are out there.

Several other people around Owasso have reported seeing a big Cat. So I know there is one roaming around the Owasso area
They are around and always have been.