what about the Gahanna lion? people kept saying they saw a lion near Columbus, Ohio.
Oh Red, that Gahanna lion is probably just my cousin, gets lazy and doesn't shave or cut his hair, very scary!!!!
In reality though, about 12 years ago when I was working for a veterinarian (Southern Indiana), he came in one morning with pictures of a cow that he had a farm call for the night before. She had been attacked by a cougar, the game warden tracked the animal to woods, had the books that showed by tracks what the animal was etc. A couple of days later a pig ready to be butchered was pulled out of a pen and killed. The son and a few buddies of the cattle peoples family went hunting a few days later and we never heard another word about the cougar, and the news NEVER reported it.
Wonder what they would have done had it attacked and killed a person, then maybe it would have been prudent to report a loose mountain lion/cougar.