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#6891392 - 09/18/17 06:33 PM Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt...
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I wanted to share this video with my hog hunting friends here in this forum. I post alot of hog hunting videos and a few days ago I had either a Mountain Lion, Cougar, or some type of Panther show up during one of my late night hog hunts. This has been a little secret of mine that I haven't shared with many people, mostly because I didn't want people around here in East Texas to think I was crazy, but I've had a Mountain Lion/Big Cat either living or hunting 100 yards from my front door for the past 8 months. In the past he's always eluded the opportunity for me to take a clean shot...until he showed up for the last time during the middle of hog hunt. From the video you'll see him amazingly jump 7 or 8 feet in the air after taking a shot to the front right shoulder. Be careful out in those fields chasing hogs guys, you never know what you might run into..

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#6891420 - 09/18/17 06:52 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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Any blood?
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#6891425 - 09/18/17 06:57 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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House cat
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#6891433 - 09/18/17 07:07 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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The short answer is no I didn't see any blood. But, it was dark, wet, and the grass was thick. I really couldn't tell where he was laying until I watched the video. I searched all night long...

The grass that he was laying behind, I measured is two feet tall. Laying down with his head up he was several inches taller than that very tall grass. He was big, definitely wasn't a feral house cat. But, before I flipped the camera on I saw him walk over before laying down and I knew it was that Big Cat. Now it might be a panther or cougar, not really sure. I was just sad that I didn't get to recover him...


Edited by HansETX (09/18/17 07:40 PM)
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#6891441 - 09/18/17 07:13 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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I'm pretty sure a panther, cougar, and mountain lion are all the exact same thing. Just different names in different places. I could be wrong
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#6891445 - 09/18/17 07:17 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I'm pretty sure a panther, cougar, and mountain lion are all the exact same thing. Just different names in different places. I could be wrong


I'm pretty sure that you are right. This same one has been spotted in the daytime by a neighbor but she couldn't tell him anything other than it was huge... She said standing up it came up to over her knees and was several feet long..
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#6891451 - 09/18/17 07:20 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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Too bad you didn't find it, watch for buzzards
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#6891453 - 09/18/17 07:21 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Too bad you didn't find it, watch for buzzards


Great point!! I've been looking and hadn't seen any..
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#6891457 - 09/18/17 07:26 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Too bad you didn't find it, watch for buzzards


Great point!! I've been looking and hadn't seen any..
I'm not familiar with the location of a mountain lions major organs but maybe look for a diagram and then maybe you can try and determine if you made a kill shot or not. I know some animals organs are further forward or further back then others
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#6891463 - 09/18/17 07:29 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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that' true. I just don't know enough about their anatomy. I just knew that I had to shot him when I had the chance because he either lives or hunts in the field where my young daughters play at night...
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#6891478 - 09/18/17 07:41 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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Could the "tail" be blood streaming out
Could be a bobcat
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#6891489 - 09/18/17 07:48 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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Well, I saw him walk over to that spot before I flipped the camera on and he had a long tail. Also, the two other times that I've seen him I spotted the long tall right away. One night he was sitting on a limb in a big tree and I saw him jump, head first, straight down from a 15 foot drop like it was nothing.
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#6891494 - 09/18/17 07:54 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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My biggest fear is my neighbor Paul finding the Big Cat dead somewhere on his property and try to take credit for shooting him.. haha!
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#6891501 - 09/18/17 08:03 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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Originally Posted By: HansETX
Well, I saw him walk over to that spot before I flipped the camera on and he had a long tail. Also, the two other times that I've seen him I spotted the long tall right away. One night he was sitting on a limb in a big tree and I saw him jump, head first, straight down from a 15 foot drop like it was nothing.


10-4 ,that would have been super cool if you would have got him
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#6891510 - 09/18/17 08:12 PM Re: Mountain Lion/Big Cat Shows Up For A Hog Hunt... [Re: HansETX]
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I'll always be known as the guy that might have shot a Big Cat....lol!!! Hunter fail...
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