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Alabama Cougars: Sorting Fact From Fiction
Jesse Boulerice, Mark D. Smith, Stephen S. Ditchkoff
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 05/29/2013

The wild cougar is presumed extinct east of the Mississippi River, except for a small protected population in southwest Florida, and there hasn’t been a confirmed cougar sighting in Alabama for 50 years. This publication describes cougar characteristics and suggests alternative wildlife that is more likely behind “cougar” sightings in Alabama. Included are tips for determining whether a cougar in the wild or a photograph is a true sighting of a wild “Alabama cougar.”


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