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#1 TrishR

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:04 AM

Please, don't leave small animals or small children outside alone if you live in the Charlestown area. 

 

Once again there have been sightings of a large wild cat roaming the area. 

 

If there is a sighting call law enforcement, DNR or animal control. 



#2 snowman

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:39 AM

whereabouts has it been spotted?



#3 TrishR

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:46 AM

I was just told in the usual area …..



#4 Woodslover

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:49 AM

Has the DNR Law Enforcement been contacted? Any confirmed sightings or just through the grapevine?



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:03 AM

If seen Call (800) 847-4367 for immediate response. Dispatchers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:27 AM

I was just told in the usual area …..

 

Since most of us don't have a usual area for spotting panthers, could you be more specific?


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#7 Ray Lawrence Parker

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:49 AM

I think it came over from Corydon.



#8 TrishR

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:33 AM

The usual area is between highway 160 and highway 3

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

I think it came over from Corydon.

Of course, it did  :laugh:



#10 kelley

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

I'm not saying this is relevant to what Trish is saying or anything, but, just as a FYI, per Google, Wildlife In Need is located at 3320 Jack Teeple Rd, Charlestown, IN 47111.

On a map, it sits within the wedge made by Hwy 3 and Old 160.

Edited by kelley, 10 July 2015 - 09:57 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 12:27 PM

they have had some escapes so maybe this is another one.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

DNR documented big cat(s) in southern Indiana several years ago with game cameras and a spotting by law enforcement.  Reliable folks have been reporting them in the Memphis, Henryville, Borden are for years.  DNR says they don't believe there are any "breeding pairs" in the state. They have been verified in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan, Illinois and Missouri.  No reason to believe they are NOT here or that they won't breed if they are.  When you have plenty of deer and other large mammals, the predators will rebound.


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#13 RiverFox

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 01:47 PM

It's about a 50]50 whether this is an escapee from WIN or a natural wanderer.

And there's always the chance of a misidentification. Happens a lot.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:56 PM

either way it'll make a nice rug...



#15 littletommy

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:35 PM

About 3 years ago, down by the bridge over mill creek here in Clarksville, I saw a Bobcat, not once, but 2 different times. First time I saw it, I wasn't sure that's what it was, second time, there was no doubt. I see deer, turkey, coyotes right here by the house (western edge of Clarksville, near the river) regularly, no reason something like a mountain lion couldn't be close by too.
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#16 Woodslover

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:13 AM

littletommy,  Bobcats are native to Indiana and are especially common in Southern Indiana.   Cougars, Panthers, or Leopards are another story!



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:13 AM

 

And there's always the chance of a misidentification. Happens a lot.

 

Very true



#18 Riverfool

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:37 AM

Seems that it was a leopard...

 

http://www.wdrb.com/...in-clark-county



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

Seems that it was a leopard...

 

http://www.wdrb.com/...in-clark-county

Check the date on that story. This was from 2013. 



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

Check the date on that story. This was from 2013. 

 

 

Never saw a date, got to stop drinking.....lol


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