What wild animals live in northern Illinois?
We were driving home and saw an animal on the side of the road. It was determined that there was a deer, fox, raccoon or other animal sightings is common in Illinois, but do not know what it is. It was light brown, her ears were round and round face and was of medium size. Could it be a cougar? We were driving home and saw an animal on the side of the road. It was determined that there was a deer, fox, raccoons or other animals are common sights in Illinois, but do not know what it is. It was light brown, her ears were round and a round face and size was medium. Average size larger significance of the size of a medium dog could be a cougar?
It might be possible. State of Illinois currently Cougars Cougar listed as extinct in Illinois. The last wild puma undoubtedly in Illinois was shot somewhere in Cook County in recent years 1850. The position official Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) regarding any shot puma or visually impaired since then has been that the animal was an escaped animal refugees a circus or a misidentification of another animal. However, an event that occurred in July 2000 may change all that. On 17 July, a bright moonlit night, a freight train speeding killed a cougar near the Menard State Prison in Randolph County. The autopsy revealed that the cat was a healthy mature male, 110 lbs between four and six years old. Showed no signs of wear on their feet to indicate their recent trip, there is no evidence of isolation or human contact of any kind, all parasites were commonly found in the Midwest, and his last meal was a fawn. The DNA analysis revealed that cat was the race of the southern mountain lions – those who live in Mexico and Texas to central Arkansas. When all the evidence was the finding was surprising and inevitable – was not pet escaped, but a truly wild animal. In the last five years cougar sightings have increased in southern Illinois. Tens people have reported large patches, long-tailed cats in Shawnee and elsewhere. Some, no doubt, are misidentifications of bobcats, coyotes or large dogs. Some might be escaped pets. However, there are reports of too many too many people to dismiss all of these reasons. Housewives, hunters, farmers, and tourists are all seeing and describing the same thing – pumas.
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