Dumbfounded New York Man Thinks He Sees Mountain Lion [VIDEO]
Kenneth Noka was out one night in Saranac Lake when he thought he saw a mountain lion. Of course, the first instinct for many people is to grab your camera and start recording. But was it really a mountain lion?
Noka's girlfriend posted the video on Facebook sparking a debate among posters whether it was really a mountain lion, or a bobcat?
Syracuse.com did a little research and after reaching out to a professor at Cornell, the anser appears to be a no. Professor Paul Curtis of the Department of Natural Resources said:
It’s definitely a bobcat with the short tail with a black tip.
Cougars occasionally pass through New York, but there are no known breeding populations in the state.
According to the New York state DEC website: Eastern cougars (mountain lions) do not have a native, self sustaining population in New York State. They have been absent from this state since the late 1800s; however, there have been a few isolated sightings. Each sighting involved cougars that are not native to New York.
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