All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Are There Catamounts About?

A dog was viciously attacked in Greene Monday, and it's rumored a mountain lion was the culprit.
State wildlife biologists say although there have been reported sightings of mountain lions in Maine--none have been confirmed. [Link]
Mountain lions — also known as American panthers, Eastern cougars, or catamounts — were once native to Maine and were a danger to early settlers, who called them "Indian Devils." Hunters and lack of game long ago drove them from our forests.

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