Cougar captured in southern Ontario


spaminator
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Cougar captured in southern Ontario
Pete Fisher, QMI Agency
First posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:00 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:00 PM EDT
GRAFTON, Ont. — A cougar that had been seen wandering north of Grafton all this week was finally captured late Friday night.
The full-sized cougar, believed to be a domesticated cougar that had escaped, had been spotted since Monday wandering in the Cranberry Lake Rd. area.
When the cougar was again spotted Thursday, Ministry of Natural Resources officers were called in to try to capture the cougar, using a trap baited with steak and chicken. They set it up in the yard of Jean Wilson.
Family members spotted the cougar roaming the yard, resting under the deck of the home, going through a vegetable garden and eventually settling in by a shaded area of the backyard.
"The cat was around this evening and it eventually wandered down to the trap and of course I imagine it was hungry and went in after the meat and the trap came down," Wilson told QMI Agency late Friday night. "We stayed away from the trap and let the cat stay as calm as possible."
Ministry officials were notified and immediately travelled down to pick up the animal.
On Friday, Ministry of Natural Resources spokeswoman Lorraine Norris said, "Typically cougars are very shy. They don’t want to be around human’s if they don’t have to. This cougar has been exhibiting some behaviour that it looks like it may be somewhat accustomed to being around humans which may indicate it was once a captive cougar."
Residents along Cranberry Lake Rd. said they suspect a man living in the area has a number of wild animals and one claimed seeing him walking a Siberian tiger.
"Over the years, I’ve actually seen him walking his Siberian tiger with a logging chain," said the woman.
In an interview on Thursday, the man would only give his name at Caygon and described himself as a "very private person."
His driveway is fenced off with video surveillance signs and one sign stating it is the Cranberry Lake Game Sanctuary.
The sign partly states, "we have found it necessary to take extreme measures to protect this location. Do not attempt entry for any reason. Failure to heed this warning will place offenders at extreme risk and danger. There will be no exceptions."
Caygon he stated he has "numerous cats," but wouldn’t elaborate on what types and how many.
Cougar captured in southern Ontario | Ontario | News | Toronto Sun
 
SLM
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Well they're not hard to catch, running in heels is rather difficult.

Oh right, the other kind of cougar.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Well they're not hard to catch, running in heels is rather difficult.

Oh right, the other kind of cougar.


I've heard some don't run. Even in track shoes......the other cougar.
 
Walter
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Where the heck is Grafton?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Where the heck is Grafton?

between Oshawa and Trenton
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

I've heard some don't run. Even in track shoes......the other cougar.

Darlin' they wouldn't be caught dead in track shoes.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Well they're not hard to catch, running in heels is rather difficult.

Oh right, the other kind of cougar.

damn you beat me to it :P
Thought they caught you actually
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by El Barto View Post

damn you beat me to it :P
Thought they caught you actually

Nobody catches me unless I want them to. Lol.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Nobody catches me unless I want them to. Lol.

Now the question is is how frequent is this want to thing?
just asking :angel:
o:
 
EagleSmack
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Remember when BL would come here and post pictures of panthers and cougars roaming the Anglash countryside.


 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Remember when BL would come here and post pictures of panthers and cougars roaming the Anglash countryside.


Mr Whiskers! Is that where he's been, terrorizing the Angrish?
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Nobody catches me unless I want them to. Lol.


Hence the heels ?

Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Darlin' they wouldn't be caught dead in track shoes.

You should live round here.............OY !

Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

between Oshawa and Trenton

You been cougarizing the place, or just know where it is ?

Yer 2 jung ta be a cougar anyhow
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Well they're not hard to catch, running in heels is rather difficult.

Yep. Just put a couple of good-looking twentysomethings out for bait. . .
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nuggler View Post

Hence the heels ?



You should live round here.............OY !



You been cougarizing the place, or just know where it is ?

Yer 2 jung ta be a cougar anyhow

I'm old as dust and my heels are only half the heel height they used to be...I'm more into comfort than I used to be...was a time I didn't know what a flat shoe was...lol...........now I've gone from this


:


to this...sigh



note the rubber on the bottom for grip...lmao
 
Blackleaf
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Quote:

Cougar captured in southern Ontario

It's not Demi Moore, is it?
 
petros
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My wife bought herself a classic car last fall.
1967 Mercury Cougar. It had to be a 67 simply because it's older than I am. Funny gal.


Guess who gets to do the mechanical and pay for body work?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

My wife bought herself a classic car last fall.



Guess who gets to do the mechanical and pay for body work?

body work?

you are willing to pay for body work?

just wanna be clear here about body work?

'cause body work is pricey

I don't need a lot done.................................yet
 
petros
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#18
Yup. The curves need to be right.

If it has tits or tires....
 
Sal
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yes, yes they do and one has to be able to take those curves and handle them properly
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sal View Post

yes, yes they do and one has to be able to take those curves and handle them properly

Thankfully she has what it takes under the hood.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

My wife bought herself a classic car last fall.
1967 Mercury Cougar. It had to be a 67 simply because it's older than I am. Funny gal.


Guess who gets to do the mechanical and pay for body work?

That's a "classic car" in North America.

To Europeans it just looks like a clapped out shoebox.
 
lone wolf
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Yeah ... about the size of a European apartment ... or it that flat?

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

My wife bought herself a classic car last fall.
1967 Mercury Cougar. It had to be a 67 simply because it's older than I am. Funny gal.


Guess who gets to do the mechanical and pay for body work?

Loved the syncro signals - when they worked. Bumps could get very expensive
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Yeah ... about the size of a European apartment ... or it that flat?



Loved the syncro signals - when they worked. Bumps could get very expensive

I put in modern digital. The originals I kept and repaired. Merc used a cool little gizmo but piss poor plastic. There is a tiny little camshaft to do the sequencials. Motors were crap, lobes wore off the cams and the brass contacts dirtied up quick.

Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

That's a "classic car" in North America.

To Europeans it just looks like a clapped out shoebox.

The Euros sure love shoes and V8s.
 
spaminator
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Ontario cougar was a pet, officials believe
By Pete Fisher ,Northumberland Today
First posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:49 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:58 PM EDT
GRAFTON, Ont. — The first cougar ever live-trapped in Ontario was someone's pet, say ministry officials. Now its handlers need to figure out what to do with it.
“Charlie” — as the cougar has come to be known by his handlers at Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough, Ont., where it's being held for testing — was captured late last Friday after neighbours repeatedly spotted the beast wandering in their Grafton, Ont.
Cougars are considered an endangered species in the province. The last record of a wild cougar shot and killed in Ontario was in 1884.
"Based on our opinion this cougar very likely came from captivity,” Karen Bellamy, Ministry of Natural Resources manager of the Peterborough area, said Tuesday.
“The way it behaved, from all I’ve heard, all of it seems very consistent with a cougar raised in captivity."
Provincial police had been keeping an eye on the cougar with rifles last week, but it slipped away before ministry officials could get a trapping expert to the area, about 130 kms east of Toronto.
They also considered a tranquilizer gun, but in the end managed to lure it into a cage with raw meat.
It will continue to stay at the Riverview zoo for further testing and a quarantine period.
Then officials will need to decide what to do with it.
It won't be released into the wild, Bellamy said. So finding a home for it is the only other option.
Manager and curator of the zoo, Jim Moloney, said a cougar that used to live at the zoo died last winter.
"If it comes down to a pinch, we’ll make room for it, but it wouldn’t be our first choice."
Ontario cougar was a pet, officials believe | Ontario | News | Toronto Sun
 

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