Proof: Missouri, Shannon County Cougar Captured On Trail Cam 2012

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed another cougar photograph, Shannon County. The picture was taken by a trail camera on public land in September 2012.

Once again they point out that this is probably a disperser and does not indicate that cougars are actually living and breeding in the state of Missouri. This is certainly true but I think people should take notice how almost all states try to distance theirselves from a resident population of cougars as if it is the plague or something. Just a small tell to a problem that is faced by the re-establishment of cougars in the East. Lots of people don't want them around. I think they should preface their statement with the phrase "Don't worry! Its a cougar but it isn't staying."

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