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Begleys spotted cougar in South Adair Co. about five years ago

Big Black Cougar was seen on William Melson Hill about five years ago. Witnesses say they have talked to hunters in the area who have also seen the cougar. The courgar they spotted was one was as tall as a Dodge Pickup, and went across the road right in front of couple. Now we have it, reliably from two eyewitnesses. Now maybe others will confirm its presence. We can't wait for an establishing picture. Wouldn't it be great if a GoPro had been mounted on David Begley's truck that day. Maybe someone can give likely locations where the big cat has been spotted or its tracks have been seen. - CM

By David & Rhonda Begley

In regards to cougars in Fairplay, I lived there most of my life and never saw one til one day about 5 years ago, in October, David and I were on top of William Melson Hill traveling to the ridge to pick up our granddaughter.


A rather large black cougar/panther as long as our side of the road and as tall as the front of Dave's Dodge pickup ran straight across the road in front us and over the embankment.

We both looked at each other amazed at what we just seen and to this day we are thankful we were together so that the other would actually believe what we saw.

Since then we have talked to hunters that said that the cat has been in that area for awhile. - David & Rhonda Begley


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