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Cougars reported at University of Michigan
upi ^ | March. 23, 2012

Posted on 03/23/2012 4:34:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono

ANN ARBOR, Mich., -- Police at the University of Michigan said officers were unable to find any trace of a pair of suspected cougars reported near campus.

University police said a caller around 8:30 a.m. Thursday reported spotting a tan cougar near the North Campus along Hubbard Road and responding officers were unable to find tracks or any other sign of the animal, The Detroit News reported Friday.

Police said a second caller around 3:30 p.m. reported a black cougar-like animal in the same area, but officers were again unable to find any trace of the reported feline.

"The likelihood of these two sightings being connected is very limited," said Diane Brown, a campus police spokeswoman.

Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said there have been no confirmed cougar sightings in the state's Lower Peninsula.

"We have a lot of things that have been mistaken for cougars," said Adam Bump, a wildlife biologist with the DNR's cougar team. "Some of the more common ones are coyotes, maybe bobcats or even domestic cats from a distance."


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister
KEYWORDS: cougar; cryptobiology; godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 03/23/2012 4:34:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Oh...did that provoke a smile...What agreat movie!!

Thanks Joe

2 posted on 03/23/2012 4:39:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: JoeProBono

I clicked in for the pics....


3 posted on 03/23/2012 4:40:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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4 posted on 03/23/2012 4:40:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JoeProBono

5 posted on 03/23/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: JoeProBono

They call it a blow joy... because to them it isn’t a job.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 4:46:12 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: JoeProBono

7 posted on 03/23/2012 4:47:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek

8 posted on 03/23/2012 4:49:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: mylife

Isn’t that Stiffler’s Mom?


9 posted on 03/23/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT by johnnyd
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To: johnnyd

Yup.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 4:52:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono
Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said there have been no confirmed cougar sightings in the state's Lower Peninsula.

Lying weasels. There have been cougars in our mid-Michigan location for close to a decade.

11 posted on 03/23/2012 4:55:53 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: JoeProBono
Ah, the original cougar!
12 posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: Brandonmark

LOL, Mom with benefits.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 4:57:13 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Brandonmark

Eww LOL


14 posted on 03/23/2012 5:05:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JoeProBono

OK, I only took a look at this thread to get a laugh at freeper humor and you guys didn’t disappoint.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 5:25:44 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: JoeProBono

Have you Seen the men’s gymnastics team??


16 posted on 03/23/2012 5:27:14 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - he's our only hope for change at this point)
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To: cripplecreek

17 posted on 03/23/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

We have them here in MA now too although no officials will admit it publicly.

One was hit in CT on the Meridith Parkway. It was tracked back to South Dakota.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 5:30:52 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Peter from Rutland

Last summer it was confirmed black bears in Dexter which is only about 15 miles from Ann Arbor.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 5:34:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fightin kentuckian

“OK, I only took a look at this thread to get a laugh at freeper humor and you guys didn’t disappoint”

Yes and thanks for dropping by - so to speak


20 posted on 03/23/2012 5:34:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Too easy


21 posted on 03/23/2012 5:43:49 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion x)
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To: Peter from Rutland

I’m in CT about ten miles from the MA line and my wife and I saw one last July. There were three other sightings that week in the area.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 5:49:05 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion x)
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To: mombonn
I take anything MIDNR says with a grain of salt. I've known there were cougars in MI, the UP at least, for thirty years.

My parents, my brother and I were driving way up on Labor Day (yes, we knew about the bridge, but the funeral was Tuesday) we saw one in the Seney stretch. I was driving and Dad was next to me.

He was right next to a highway reflector so there is no question about his size, he was definitely a cat and no bobcat nor lynx carries a tail like that. If it had been just me I would have questioned it, but we both saw it clear as day. And it was day, mid afternoon. MIDNR was claiming and did for years afterward that there were no cougars in MI at all.

23 posted on 03/23/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: JoeProBono

The officers are searching for feline animals, while the “cougars” in question are “mature,” rapacious human females.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 6:27:28 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Daffynition

More cougars in Michigan ping.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: cripplecreek

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks cripplecreek, a cryptobiology topic! Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 7:12:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: JoeProBono

I was driving some backwood trails a coupla years ago, rounded a bend, and there about 100 feet in front of me on the trail was a cougar.... watched him for a few minutes, and he just kinda wandered off... got out of my truck, armed with my trusty .44 just in case, but was unable to track it very far... this was in the roscommon area..


27 posted on 03/24/2012 5:06:18 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: joe fonebone

Panther Tasered by Warren Michigan police Warren Michigan police received a 911 call reporting there was a black panther in a wooded area near Bates park. The caller said the animal was huge. Warren MI police received a 911 call Monday night a little after 8:30 p.m. The caller reported spotting a large animal inside a cement sewer pipe that was no longer in use.

The man told a dispatcher, "I'm not playing games. I went up behind it. I shined a light in there. It's huge! It's like a 150-pound cat!" The police arrived and saw the black panther sitting inside the drain pipe. It was decided that the area needed to be cordoned off immediately . Police Commissioner William Dwyer said, "Officers could see the outline of what appeared to be a panther-like animal lying in the tube, looking out at them. They backed out, for fear of it lunging at them." Dwyer told the Free Press, "There was a fear that ... it could ... endanger the community. We're out there to keep the community safe, by whatever means necessary."

A Macomb County animal official told the police that if they used a dart to tranquilise the animal it could take 10 minutes to take effect. It was feared in that amount of time the animal could run away.

With ten officers at the scene it was decided after about an hour to follow a sergeant's order and to fire a Taser at the large animal. The animal didn't move and it was noted its eyes were still. The officers then discovered it was a large stuffed black panther toy that appeared to be life size. They now believe the toy was placed in the pipe as a hoax. Even though the incident resulted in three hours of overtime for a animal control officer Dwyer believes the police showed good judgement. He said, "If in fact it was a panther and it got in the neighborhoods, we would've had a crisis on our hands. This could've been a standoff for several hours, tying up a number of personnel that could've been used for service and other patrols."


28 posted on 03/24/2012 5:26:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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