Monday, March 23, 2009

Big Cats of Oklahoma

Our Oklahoma rep Melissa Miller has an excellent new post on the big-cats of Oklahoma. And so, it's over to Melissa for all the details:

"Big cats are not new to Oklahoma. Mountain lions have been documented in the state since 1852 and listed as a game species since 1957. The Oklahoma Wildlife Department describes the cats this way: 'Its tail is more than half the length of the body, it has black tips on the tail and ears, and is primarily tan in color. The size of these animals varies by sex. Males average seven feet long (from nose to the tip of its tail) and weigh around 140 pounds, while females average six feet in length with a body weight around 95 pounds.' The Oklahoma Wildlife Department also states that the best place to see a cat is extreme western Oklahoma; and yet, some of the most dramatic sightings have taking place in extreme eastern Oklahoma."

And click here for the rest of the story.


  1. Looking forward to more of these critters to be seen in Oklahoma!!!!
    Used to live there!!! Cool!

  2. Arizona just euthanized a jaguar even though people have been saying they see them and folks claim they haven't existed north of Mexico since 1900, but it appears the Jaguars didn't get the memo. It's entirely possible migrating cats are mating up with local cats and producing something new.