There was a puma shot last weekend near the Georgia/Alabama border, at West Point Lake, Georgia.
One of the primary articles notes that offiicials believe it was “an illegally held captive” puma.
The 140-pound, 88-inch cat was shot by deer hunter David Adams of Newnan on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land near the Georgia-Alabama border on November 16, 2008. He was perched in a tree stand on the government land near the community of Abbottsford, west of LaGrange, Georgia, on the Alabama border, the DNR said. He said that it came too close to him and he shot it in self-defense.
The officials think it was a feral captive cat because it had scuffed paw pads (often found in cats living on concrete), and few internal parasites. Kittenz, commenting on her shared story, says she thinks that is flimsy evidence to say conclusively “this was a captive and not a wild puma.”
Have any readers heard if any more has turned up in that area?