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Edinburg residents say big cat is a mountain lion

DEC insists animal is extinct in region

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Stephen Teshoney was certain the large creature he saw from his deck last month was no bobcat. The Sinclair Road resident was relaxing one morning when he was startled by a piercing cry that echoed across his property. The sound reminded him of a cat — a very large cat. “I jumped out of my chair,” he recalled Friday. “Then I saw a long tail and rear end of an animal through the bushes.” Several ...

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September 1, 2012
10:14 a.m.

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I don't know why DEC won't just admit it....

September 2, 2012
8:09 a.m.

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The DEC wont say, because they don't want to alarm the residents in the area, then when someone is attacked they will hunt it down.

September 6, 2012
8:15 a.m.

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I know a guy who worked on a blasting crew through the southern Catskills a few years ago, clearing a powerline right of way.

He swears he and his crew witnessed a mountain lion dragging a deer carcass across a rocky elevated section of the right-of-way one morning.

I suppose it's possible he spotted the one who eventually met his demise in Connecticut.

Dave Christensen