Northeast Eastern Cougar Blog: Eastern cougar photo hoaxes on the Internet

Eastern cougar photo hoaxes on the Internet

We have received photos from readers that are part of cougar internet hoaxes. 

Below you will see  one of many cougar internet hoaxes. This same story and photograph has circulated in several states, including Missouri and North Carolina, but was apparently taken at a Texas game farm. This hoax prompted North Carolina's Wildlife Resources Commission to issue a news release.

This photo with accompanying e-mail was brought in to a DNR Service Center and was supposedly taken on a trail cam near Brodhead and the Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area in southern Wisconsin. The picture of a cougar with a white-tailed deer is in front of a deer feeding device and on bare ground, both right away indicating it was less likely to be in a wild situation in Wisconsin. 

 

 

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