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Large cat tracks

bowieoutdoors

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Ok, since I posted my trail cam bear stuff I thought I would throw these up too. WV DNR denies that there are mt. lions in the state but these tracks and numerous other claims from around the state make their denial sound ignorant. These tracks were found by my nephew when he was headed back to the house to get the 4wheeler after he shot a doe. My brothers and I were hunting somewhere else that day and didn't know anything until it was too late to try to follow the tracks. My nephew followed the tracks into a very dense pine thicket and decided it wouldn't be a good idea to go any further by himself. Another set of tracks was found several days later directly behind my brother's house. Behind as in, 5 feet away from the back of his house. It walked in between his house and building. No cat was ever seen but it's hard to think these tracks are anything else. Bear? No. Bobcat? No. Dog? No. Mt. Lion? You be the judge. I know what I believe.
 

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Dannmann801

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I remember a thread on another forum where guys were posting what they were scared of...spiders, snakes, the dark, etc etc.
I can honestly say the only thing that scares me is a mountain lion. If I saw those tracks, it would be straight back to the truck. Period.
 

CJD3

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I remember a thread on another forum where guys were posting what they were scared of...spiders, snakes, the dark, etc etc.
I can honestly say the only thing that scares me is a mountain lion. If I saw those tracks, it would be straight back to the truck. Period.

" Only 2 things scare me... Women an the pOlice..."
 

RedCloud

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Those are some good size tracks. I bet if you sent those pics to the DNR they would tell you the same they told me " It's a large bobcat" :smiley_chinrub::smiley_crocodile:
 
Interesting they look like MT. lion tracks to me and I've seen plenty out west. Did you get in a fist fight with the kitty before you took the pictures of the tracks?:smiley_blackeye::smiley_cat:
 
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Hoytmania

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My vote is for MT Lion. To big to be bobcat and if it where bear you should see the fifth claw mark. It looks like this animal has due claws that would not leave a track in the snow.