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Are Cougars-Mountain Lions making a comeback in the East?

This footage was shot in Mississippi. Just listen to the hunters dialect.

The cougar (Puma concolor) is know by a number of different names depending on the location and often more than one of these names at any given location. Cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther, catamount they all refer to the same animal species. Throw in the popular term Florida Panther which is a subspecies of panther and the confusion gets even worse. Regardless of which name these are all the same species of large American cat.

Historically the cougar inhabited almost all of North and South America. But by 1900 the cougar had been largely exterminated from East of the Mississippi with the exception of a small population in South Florida.

Despite the official extermination in the east reports of cougars have never stopped. For a century, sightings of cougars have continued to come in. The funny thing is a

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Added: Nov-13-2010 
By: Fire37Rescue
Tags: Big Cat, Panther, Caught on Film, Puma, Mountain Lion, Catamount, Florida Panther,
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