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I do seem to enjoy the threads of mysterious animals count on camera. I forgot that I have one of my own. The only pic I got of it. Seems cat to me but bigger than a house cat. Any thoughts?
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It’s possible but I’ve only got 2 coyotes on camera in the past year. The coat seems solid color to me. That camera hasn’t left that tree and it’s yet to come back through.
 

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Definitely looks like a cat. Big for sure but hard to say exactly what species. I know you'll get the "It's a Cougar" responders and it sure looks long enough to be so but can't say positively. To be honest if you get your mind out of it being a cat, it also could be a decent size bodied Doe with it's head turned away making the head look small. The thin rear right leg makes me think Deer. Optically it's a tough call.
 

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Would the coat be more solid with young bobcats? I’ve gotten pics of adults before (not on this property) but haven’t seen a young one in person or picture.
The one I've seen, (on 2 occasions) once sneaking right underneath me and putting a stalk on a squirrel out in front of me, had very few black patches on its lower legs. Its coat was a solid brown gray color.³4 Beautiful animals.
 

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I'll say bobcat based on coloration/marks on lower back end.
 
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Not a coyote or a deer. The tail seems a bit long for a bobcat so I'm going with a big cat. I've treed bobcat with hounds and ran coyote with hounds and on Drummond Island I saw a cougar first hand. When I reported it, I was told I was full of $h*t but low and behold just 4 miles away the DNR confirmed that the cat caught on a trail camera was indeed a cougar.
I don't claim to be an expert but I've seen all 4 animals mentioned first hand and to me it looks like a juvenile cougar.
 

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Looks like a big cat. Ears look to rounded to be a bobcat though.
 
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Mountian Lion, I have seen a couple around Millersburg, and I sometimes hunt the Fredricks orv tailhead and have seen foot prints in the sand around the trail head and along the orv trail heading back towards m72
 
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