There is now proof that big cats are doing well in northern Michigan. This has been a topic of debate since I was a kid. But, now the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy has released aclear photograph taken in the daylight of a cougar in the Upper Peninsula which was taken on June 1st, 2012 in Marquette County. They think the cat weighs between 100 and 120 pounds and it looks very healthy.
I’m not surprised. I was lucky enough to see a Florida Panther walking along a road in the Everglades and I have friends that swear they have seen a panther in thier backyard – they live west of Merlbourne, Fl.