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February 9, 20154 years ago

Ontario cougars running amok

By Jeff Morrison Ottawa Sun
cougarWith an onslaught of eyewitness accounts since last summer's cougar shooting near Bracebridge, Ont., the city has become a hub for large cat activity.

When Shawn Heggert of South Mountain stared in disbelief at a large tawny-coloured cat (with radio-collar) trotting along the roadside near his home, little did we know that a rash of other sightings would be reported throughout Ontario. Since last summer, more than a dozen cougar encounters have been documented in the Outdoors blog alone, from folks who chose to come forward, some with fear of reprisal. These reported sightings range in description from your typical large brown cat with a long dangling tail, to an all-black cat, as well as a large cat sporting a visible radio collar. The majority of cougars reported fall into two distinct geographic regions: The Muskokas region around the town of Bracebridge (mostly black cougars) and a second area of high density much closer to home, in the Kemptville-area.

Western migration theory

Last July, police in the Muskokas shot what was believed to be the first wild cougar the province has seen since 1884. Preliminary test results from a post-mortem however, determined this cougar to be, in fact, an escaped animal and not free ranging as was suspected. Based on hard evidence, the search for a truly wild cougar continued undaunted. Since that time, an interesting new theory has emerged based partially on evidence from a mountain lion discovered in 2011 along a Connecticut highway. That animal was deemed to have genetic makeup consistent with the Black Hills of South Dakota, and believed to have travelled more than 1,500 miles in an unfathomable trek eastward.

Collared cougar connection

The Heggert cougar near South Mountain, you will recall, was also wearing a radio-collar and presents an exciting new theory. Since only western agencies carry-out radio telemetry research using tracking devices, is it plausible that cougars spotted in our region are actually cats originating from the west. The eastern-most breeding population of (radio-collared) cougars is a whopping 2,600 kilometres away in Cypress Hills, Sask.. Most Agencies still contend that wild cougars do not exist in Ontario and these recent sightings are all the result of escaped captive animals. This stance does not hold up to the smell test, in my opinion. Are there really that many captive (pet) cougars to justify the number of sightings, some as recent as this week? I have my doubts and personally, put more faith in a western cougar migration theory. Whatever the case, it would appear these large mysterious cats have taken-up residence in our province whether we choose to believe it or not. If you should see a cougar in your area, please drop me a line:

New policy on exporting big-game

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has just announced policy changes concerning the importation of big-game trophies into Canada from certain countries. Trophies that enter Canada from Africa, for example, must be in a fully taxidermied state, meaning already fully mounted. Any skins, skulls, horns that are not fully taxidermied must be sent in a specified container to a certified (CFIA approved) taxidermist and will be treated like a quarantined shipment. These new restrictions are not sitting well with Safari Club International's (SCI) Bob Valcov, who contacted Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to share concern over how these changes will affect travelling hunters.

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January 22, 20154 years ago

New Montauk Monster sighting? Bizarre creature washes up in small Ontario town

Locals in a small Canadian town have been stumped by the appearance of a bizarre creature, which was dragged from a lake. The animal, which has a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face, has prompted wild internet speculation that it is a more evolved version of the famous 'Montauk monster'. The creature was discovered by two nurses in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada, while out on a walk with their dog. Kitchenuhmaykoosib monster creature1The animal, which has a long hairy body with bald skin on its head, feet and face, has prompted wild internet speculation that it is a more evolved version of the famous 'Montauk monster' When the dog began sniffing in the lake, the two women started investigating, before the dog pulled the dead animal out. After taking some photographs of the odd animal, the nurses left it alone. When locals decided to go back and retrieve the body, it has disappeared. The photographs have now been posted on a local website, with an explanation which reads: 'This creature was first discovered by Sam the Dog, a local dog. 'It was discovered first week of May in the creek section of town, hikers noticed Sam sniffing something in the water and they approached to see in what the Sam had detected and they noticed the creature in the water face down. Kitchenuhmaykoosib monster The creature was discovered by two nurses in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada, while out on a walk with their dog 'The dog jumped in the lake and pulled the creature to the rocks and dragged it out for the hikers to see and these are the photos they took. 'The creature's tail is like a rat's tail and it is a foot long.' There has been much speculation about what kind of species the animal is. The body of the creature appears to look something like an otter, while its face - complete with long fang-like teeth, bears a striking resemblance to a boar-like animal. Even the local police chief Donny Morris is baffled, saying: 'What it is, I don't know. I'm just as curious as everyone else.' The pictures of the animal have caused mass speculation online, from bloggers who are all stumped as to what the creature could be.creature2 One internet blogger wrote: 'That certainly is a face only a mother can love. It looks like some sort of otter, weasel-type thing.' While another added: 'Some kind of mustelid - I thought otter first. 'Being in the water and bashed around has made the fur on the face and tail come off so clean like that.' Many people have suggested the animal could be a new 'Montauk monster' - due to the similarities between these photographs and those of a different creature which washed up in Montauk, New York, in 2008. The animal, which quickly earned the nickname the 'Montauk monster', thanks to the beach's location to a Long Island government animal testing facility, has never been officially identified - although the general consensus is that it was some kind of racoon. However, other bloggers have speculated that the new creature discovered is a type of chupacabra, or 'goatsucker'. The chupacabra is rumoured to inhabit parts of the U.S. , with many several hundred eyewitness accounts over the past few years. But despite these sightings, the majority of biologists and wildlife experts believe the chupacabra is a contemporary legend Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
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