Cougar on S. Shore

Big Cat 2-13-14Sara Ward turned on her beach lights about 7:30 last night (Feb 13th)  and saw this visitor passing by on the ice near the shore at about mile 2 on Cedar Brae. The picture was taken from inside the house and about  30 feet away.
Here is a cropped and slightly enhanced version of the photo,  wow..
cat on lake
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  • Jeff February 14, 2014, 6:00 pm

    Wow! Do you have a link to the full size photo?

  • sward726 February 14, 2014, 6:21 pm

    I’d be happy to email it to you if you contact me
    Wish I could have snapped a better pic – but maybe he will come back for a visit!

  • Anne Jacobs February 15, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Hi Folks,

    Interesting photo and difficult to see very much but when I zoom in I think I am seeing spotting on the inside of the foreleg and some indication of a facial tuft on the cheek, and also the white underside of a short tail. To me it looks more like a Bobcat. Anybody else see what I mean?
    Thanks for sharing, our cabin is just west of that area!

    Anne Jacobs

  • sward726 February 16, 2014, 9:59 am

    You can’t tell in this picture but it did have a long tail. It was also quite large – larger than I think a bobcat would be…..but I claim to be no expert!