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Old 07-25-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Trail cam pic

This pic is from a friend's trail cam. The picture was taken July 4 in Herkimer county.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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Awesome! I was just on a trip to WI and as I was travelling through Northeastern Ohio they had an announcement on a local radio station of several mountain lion sightings in that area. Also, sightings have been made in Northern WI in that past 4 months.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #3
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Nice looking Bobcat.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:06 PM   #4
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I don't think it's a bobcat. I've seen 2 bobcats in person and lots of bobcat pictures and none of them were uniform in color. They were all mottled gray, with some black.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #5
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That cat looks way too big for a bobcat...look at the size of its head..looks like a real mountain lion to me...
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:43 PM   #6
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The tail area, though indistinct, seems to lean towards bobcat.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:57 PM   #7
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Yes I wish the grass wasn't there and the tail was visible. That would be definitive. The pic is zoomed in and cropped because the critter was in the corner of the pic.

I think it's way too big to be a bobcat and the color is wrong. It's shaped like a lion.

We have more cams in the area now and hopefully he'll come through again.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:07 PM   #8
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That's a wild pic (no pun intended). I hope you have luck capturing another shot. Any tracks? What does one do in this situation, if it is a lion, do they report to the DEC or keep the info private? I'm sure you thought of this but how about some road kill in front of a camera? Very exciting, again good luck!
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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If you blow up the picture you can see spots on it and a short tail,so it looks like a bobcat.Still a nice catch by the camera.

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Old 07-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #10
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Where in Herkimer county did you take the pic?
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:09 PM   #11
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Looks pretty big for a bobcat.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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Size in pic's are very deceiving. There was a pic's a couple of years ago on the internet of a cat the was at a distance. When all was said and done it was a house cat. Yet popular opinion had it as a big cougar. There is nothing in that pic that you could compare the cats size to. If this cat was in the corner of a trail camera pic and it had to be blown up to see, how far from the camera was it. Looks to me it's not that big. I've seen live mountain lions in Montana and trust me they are huge. 200lbs huge!!!
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #13
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Looks like it would be a lion to me, but couldn't say for sure. Here's a little video of a bobact I got on a camera - not ADK's but downstate NY - but may be helpful to compare. From my perspective with the rock he's standing on, I'd say it's about 20+ inches at the shoulder - or a good bit bigger than I would have thought.

Hope the natural his natural act doesn't offend anyone! First time posting pics so hope it works.

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Old 07-26-2011, 12:39 AM   #14
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Size in pic's are very deceiving. There was a pic's a couple of years ago on the internet of a cat the was at a distance. When all was said and done it was a house cat. Yet popular opinion had it as a big cougar. There is nothing in that pic that you could compare the cats size to. If this cat was in the corner of a trail camera pic and it had to be blown up to see, how far from the camera was it. Looks to me it's not that big. I've seen live mountain lions in Montana and trust me they are huge. 200lbs huge!!!
I've also seen Mountain Lionns in Montana and in South Dakota.
I've seen bobcats and lynx as well.

That pic looks more like a cougar then a bobcat, size as well as shape and skin.

And Bobcats just aren't normally that big. I'm not saying it's a cougar, but it's closer to a cougar then a bobcat.

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:51 AM   #15
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White on the back of the ear: bobcat. Cougars have black-backed ears.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:38 AM   #16
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Maybe it's a hybrid ala wolf/coyote (tongue in cheek)
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That is the same thing I noticed with the white on the back of the ears which makes me think it is a Bobcat. Also if you google for pictures of bobcats there are some on there that are pretty uniform in color and don't have the normal spotting that you usually see. Hard to tell for certain exactly what it is though.
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Size in this picture is impossible to determine since there is no frame of reference to anything to gauge the size of the creature.
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I vote bobcat.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:59 AM   #20
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The white on the ears appears to me to be related to how the picture was taken and not an actual fur color. Also, a bobcats head sits directly upon its shoulder sort of appearing without a neck. This animal looks like it has a distinct neck like area.
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