Monday, September 16, 2019

"It’s NOT a mountain lion, wildlife experts say after video of large cat in D.C. stirs worry"

WaPo:

At first blush, the surveillance video shows what looks like a very large cat. When a Georgetown resident noticed it Sunday on her home security camera, she worried it might be a mountain lion in her yard.

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The video took off on social media after . . . a District lawyer, posted it to a Georgetown neighborhood blog, saying her security camera captured the animal about 4 a.m. Sunday. She wrote, “does not look like a domestic cat … looks a lot like a mountain lion.”

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But wildlife experts said the video, which became popular on social media, depicts nothing more than a domestic cat.

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“We’re confident it’s a common domestic cat,” he said. “The camera appears to have distorted the size of a domestic cat.”
*Previously: "Mountain Lion P-45's Days May Be Numbered After He Kills Ten Alpacas In Malibu"