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Old 06-26-2009, 11:47 AM
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I answered/investigated many of these reports in a 30-year career as a Wildlife Biologist at the DNR office in Gainesville. We never found a shred of evidence of the existence of any big wild cats in Northeastern Georgia, nor has any been found in any other part of Georgia. No tracks, no droppings, no hair, nothing. Livestock or deer carcasses always turned out to be dogs, coyotes or in rare instances, bobcats
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/article/20511/
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:04 PM
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Sounds like a good place to try out a predator call, not!
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:36 PM
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It was the same kind of waste of money and time that occurred more recently with the red wolf stocking in Cades Cove, Tn. What was left of them got picked up by the Feds and the program quietly abandoned.

By the way, none of these wolves ever moved into North Georgia.

Red wolves were native here but were exterminated over 100 years ago just like the panthers. However, both of these abandoned projects did serve to generate lots of reports in Northeast Georgia.

Was there any validity to these reports? Nope, all of the big cats and wolves wore radio collars, and none ever showed up here.


I will say this. I don't think there is a population of panthers in N. Ga other than an ocassional pet or penned one getting out, but, I have a story about a wolf.

About 5 yrs ago, a friend of mine was building his house in NW Dawson Co on a old farm he bought. He noticed his horses were running crazy in the pasture so he got his gun and shot what he thought was a yote chasing them, but when he got to it, he realized it was a wolf.

He took it to a taxidermist to have it mounted, but the taxidermist would not touch it until a biologist was notified. A wildlife bio looked at it and idenified it as a small female red wolf and said it most likley came from Cade Cove all the way to Dawson Co.

My bud now has the wolf mounted in his house in Dawson Co. I've seen it with my own eyes.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:37 AM
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Don't worry THE PLACE has a hunter in that area, Gatorb
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:03 PM
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I got two or three black panthers around my house now...and I saw Bigfoot once!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:21 PM
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Dayum what you talking bout Big Foot lives in my basement
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I got two or three black panthers around my house now...and I saw Bigfoot once!
Eating those mushrooms that grow out of cow chit will do that to ya.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:15 AM
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Walker IS Bigfoot. True story.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:02 PM
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Walker IS Bigfoot. True story.
Yeah, hes got that look about him
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