Cougar? coyotes? or something else?
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Has anyone in middle Tennessee seen or heard of cougars or other big cats around??
I live in middle Tennessee, about 12 miles out in the country. We have lots of wildlife out here, the usual animals such as rabbits, turkeys, etc. We also have a pack of coyotes, idk how many for sure but I have seen at least 3-4 at night. I have been told by neighbors that there are also cougar(s) out here. A neighbor around the corner showed me a pic on their phone of a track by their creek. However, ask Wildlife management and they swear there are none.
I have a coming 3 yo colt. We often walk around the roads out here, and he has been well behaved if a bit 'prancey'. Nothing I would not expect from a young colt. Recently, he has been acting weird. He does not want to leave the yard and go on the road. He will shake and tremble, and stare across the road into the woods in the distance. He is looking toward the same area my neighbor took the pic of the track. He has seen coyotes before and still walked fine on the road, so I am inclined to think it is something different. I have also heard a noise that I cannot identify....sounds almost like 'help' but is clearly an animal call. If I can get it recorded when I hear it again I will upload it.
Sorry for the long post, but I need to figure out what I am dealing with, and how to handle it best. If anyone has any input or any ??s I can clarify, I would appreciate the help.