Michigan Cougars

The cougar is aka puma or mountain lion. It is a wild cat that eats mostly deer.

They like to hide in underbrush.

They are 30 inches tall and weigh 100 lbs.

There were 53 attacks on humans in 100 years prior to 1990.

There have been sightings in these Michigan counties:

  • Mecosta
  • Kalamazoo
  • Oakland
  • Mason
  • Barry
  • Schoolcraft
  • Wexford
  • Lenawee
  • Newaygo


Here is what they look like:


They have big teeth

They have big claws


They have big ears


They are wild cats



They thrive in the snow



If you encounter one, take a pictures and walk away.


mountain lion tracks in snow photos

cougars are a very fast running animal




aka mountain lion, puma

More wild cats

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