Friday, October 23, 2009

Mountain Lion on Camera

From The Pine River World News. and TV 6 in the UP.
This is not CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wisconsin.
It's in Upper Michigan.

"The camera was placed at a deer plot in Bruce Township located in Chippewa County.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 11:24 a.m.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY -- An image of a mountain lion has been recorded on an Upper Peninsula game camera.

We received an email with the photo attached that had been forwarded several times before it reached our inboxes.

After tracking down the owner, we learned that it was taken in the U.P. on October 10.

According to the owner of the camera, it was placed at a deer plot in Bruce Township located in Chippewa County. They say that it was located in dense forest near a Christmas tree plantation. The camera was set to capture images five minutes apart after detecting movement.

This is the first time they have seen evidence of a cougar, even though the camera had been located in that location for a long period of time.

The owner said their initial reaction was shock and surprise, followed by a little fear.

We've talked to the DNR and they are in the process of further verifying the validity of this photo.

If you have game camera photos of any kind, we'd like to see them. Share them with the entire U.P. on YooperTube. " Cougar captured on trail cam : News : WLUC TV6


Dad29 said...

If Yahoo! Maps is accurate, Chippewa County MI is almost at the Soo Locks--the far east end of the UP.

Paul - Berry Laker said...

That's what I seen too.
Surprising it is that far east in the UP.

Have a Great Weekend Dad

Anonymous said...

what is that kitty eating ?

Anonymous said...

The Soo Locks are in fact in Chippewa county and it is the northernmost county in the eastern UP.