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Black Mnt. Lion

Postby Kyle » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:39 pm

Is it possible for a cougar to be black?
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby Big Horn Posse » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:23 pm

Yes, although it is very rare, cougars can be black, white, and even a bluish grey colour. There was a black puma caught in Central America many years back I have a photo of it in a book. My buddy here caught a white one back in 2001.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby liontracker » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:42 pm

There is one around here that is chocolate brown colored.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby Kyle » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:17 am

Could you please scan a picture of that black puma? When you say puma do you mean mnt lion or jaguar?

Any pictures of black cougars would be apreciated.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby wacker » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:14 pm

ya we caught a black one in wa a few years back down in darrington back when it was still leaglal to hunt them here . every one thaught it was a jagurer how ever you spell it that some one had turned loose but after we looked at it for a wile we relized it was a lion.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby doug » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:42 am

Go over to coondawgs,them folks over there have got any amount you want back east,or so the story go's. In real life though they are not very common,though it can happen.
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Postby chilcotin hillbilly » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:18 am

A friend of mine has seen a big black tom twice and a black and tan female once while he was looking for cows. A few people have tried running him and have always lost a few dogs. those dog killers you have to track until the jump and then let the dogs go.As you let the dogs go let a shot go at the same time it seems to change the attitide of the lion.
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Postby Big Horn Posse » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:06 am

Here is the pic of the black one from my book. Sorry I cannot post the pic of the white one my buddy treed as the person who harvested it does not want the photo of it on the net. A few people on this board have seen the photo of it that I have shown them in person.

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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby Kyle » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:13 am

Thank you.

If anyone else has a picture that proves black mnt lions exist please post it.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby Yaak attack » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:49 am

I have heard of dozens of sightings of black lions. I have yet to know of anyone who has actually treed one that had a camera. Kinda makes one wonder huh? I did mount a cat that had a coal black throat and chin clean to it's lower lipline. Wade Lemon caught it. I also mounted the white one mentioned earlier. It is believed melinism in Puma Concoulor ocurrs more frequently in the southern hemisphere.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby Derek » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:25 am

Texas Parks and Wildlife say there has never been one captured or photographed.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby frs123 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:55 am

i have heard of a couple black lions up here in n idaho but they also were seen in areas that had recently been clearcut and burned so dont know if they had got the ash on there coat or not. a freind swears he seen a chocolate lion last year elk hunting but we tried to run but never found a dark one just regular colored ones in that area. would love to see one and as many people say they have seen them im sure they are out there.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby FullCryHounds » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:04 pm

I do not believe they exist. A lot of people say they've seen one but what they've probably seen is a lion in the shadows that my have appeared dark. Have you ever heard of someone telling you they just saw a lion and it was small! Never. Every lion ever seen by anyone is a 200 lb. monster.
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby pete richardson » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:23 pm

doug wrote:Go over to coondawgs,them folks over there have got any amount you want back east,or so the story go's. In real life though they are not very common,though it can happen.



here is an eastern black mountain lion -


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naa its a black snowshoe hare - :D - how many of those have you seen ??
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Re: Black Mnt. Lion

Postby Borderpond » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:40 pm

I am with most of you guys 100%. Every once a year deer hunter I talk to has seen a mountain lion in Maine or NH.Every bear thats in someones backyard weighs 500lbs.

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Check this out and see what you think ? I cant figure it out .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhUE58vV2Ws

Hey Pete, theres about as much chance of that being a black snowshoe as there is the United States having a black president !

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