Sand Spring is just west of Tulsa. John Laundre’, who has had a great deal of experience with cougars, says, “Because of the rather small head and not very massive neck or forearms, if I had to make a guess, I would guess female.”
Erik Bartholomew, Biologist with the Oklahoma Department of Conservation, says, “I investigated the location of the trail cam photo near Sand Springs after visiting with the landowner and observing the location where the photo was taken I believe that it is a legitimate photo. It is most likely a disperser of unknown origin.
Wild returning to Sand Springs, photographs suggest
By Nick DeMoss
As temperatures go up, Northeast Oklahoma residents have been spotting some rarely-seen creatures when the sun goes down.
Sand Springs and Mannford residents have noticed black bears and big cats roaming the area when the at dusk and after dark. It’s a phenomenon that’s causing mixed feelings for residents.