I am not a fan of any animal that is hungry and has sharp teeth, especially if it can run faster than me. The cougar is definitely on that list,  A large cat of the subfamily Felinae, Native to the Americas.

Where can you find cougars? Well according to northernamericannature.com in Arizona, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and now possibly in Michigan.

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There Is a Photo Of A Cougar Sighting in MI

According to detroitnews.com Michigan's Department of Natural Resources is trying to verify that a photo of this cougar in the Upper Peninsula posted on social media is real.

John Pepin, a Department of Natural Resources spokesman, said the agency's biologists are examining the picture. He said they are trying to learn more about who took it and where it was taken. At this point, he said, there's no source for officials to contact.


According to the tweet, the footage was taken off Foster City Road, north of Waucedah Township in the far western portion of the Upper Peninsula.

The question is if there are cougars there, how long before they visit us a little further south.

So far in the last 12 months, there have been nine cougar sightings in Michigan, all in the upper peninsula, I guess in Dickinson and Marquette counties they have the same number of sightings.

Cougars Have Roamed Here Before

I didn't know this, but cougars were native to Michigan and disappeared in the 1900s. The last wild cougar was taken in the state around 1906 near Newberry according to the DNR.

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