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lllinois pic turns up in St. Lawrence County, NY, including photoshopped stickers of Long Lake & I Love NY. Meanwhile, incidental video from Hollywood. Millions of surveillance cams are now deployed, but no such cougar video has appeared in the East north of Florida.  

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http://sentinelsource.com/news/local/sighting-called-hoax/article_1a8c66a7-4f00-5efd-a562-d810c2b5777c.html New Hampshire SentinelSource.com Sighting called hoax Officials: Camera memory card likely manipulated   By Kyle Jarvis Sentinel Staff | Sighting called hoax After investigating a purported mountain lion sighting in the Monadnock Region last month, N.H. Fish and Game officials have determined it was a hoax. Read more…

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In Illinois, yet again, a cougar was wrongly blamed for an alleged attack on a human, in this case a 14-year-old deer hunter.  As usual, the media seized on the story, feeding paranoia and fear.   Two days later, the young boy even displayed scratches on his face that he said proved it was a [...]

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Union is a very small town in extreme eastern Nebraska, almost on the Iowa line, not far from the NW border of Missouri. http://www.cass-news.com/articles/2010/10/21/news/local/doc4cc0a44d90d9a948216920.txt The Journal Game and Parks investigating report of mountain lion in southeast Nebraska area Patti Jo Peterson Managing editor Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating an unconfirmed report of a [...]

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Hoax photos, usually photos taken somewhere in the West that are passed off as photos from the East, far exceed actual confirmations of cougars in the East.  But an expert Photo Shopper could also paste the image of a cougar into a landscape that could be ground-truthed. These are a perfect example of what an [...]

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Here is what we learned on October 7th from Stephanie Tucker, furbearer biologist for the North Dakota Game & Department: Yes, I’ve seen this picture many times before…and it’s a hoax.  It was a “photoshopped” image.  Below is a link to Chris Wemmer’s (CA) blog who captured the image of a mountain lion on his [...]

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http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/521874.html?nav=5007 salemnews.net State game officer doesn’t believe Salem mountain lion story true The story of a mountain lion killed behind the Saxon Club on Friday looks like an Internet hoax. Ohio Department of Natural Resources District 3 (Columbiana County) Officer Scott Angelo said Thursday, “I have no knowledge of that. I don’t believe there’s any [...]

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Another set of hoax photos is making the rounds of the Internet and is beginning to show up in the news. http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100106/OUTDOORS02/100109931/-1/SPORTS. Hoax photos are pictures of real cougars.  They become hoaxes when people start claiming they are proof of cougars in states or provinces where they don’t occur, to further other personal agendas or maybe [...]

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