If you know the Simon Kenton Highway you know the type of wall I’m talking about. I’ve seen those up close. The Michigan Wolverines enter Ohio State week hiding behind an iron curtain. This was a big, black cat that, we’ve come to know as a Black Panther. Chip Gross. Msg back and ill send the photo. Jim Harbaugh remains the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, but he might not be for much longer. Michigan shot 7-for-26 from 3 in Sunday’s loss at Ohio State . I had just not long before the sighting read Where the Red Fern Grows and watched the movie in school, so I felt very confident in what I was seeing. It was thought to be an escaped or released animal. There are no big black cat in Ohio by the River !! Awhile later, I took my dog out, she’s shepherd terrier mix, a medium size about 40 lbs, she went right along the same trail, smelling the cat and made the same branch spring up as she walked under it. I recently purchased a dirt bike and needed somewhere to ride it I was informed I could ride it behind Great Southern Shopping Center all South High Street in Columbus and I proceeded to do so as me and a buddy we’re riding through the trails 40 ft in front of us I promise you we seen a mountain lion this was May 21 2019, I was in front of him I stopped immediately the lion stopped briefly on the path that we were riding look at us and then proceeded up in the woods, dare is a lot of homeless people that lives down in there and I wonder have they experienced the same thing. It’s been 100 years or so since the last wild mountain lion was confirmed in the Buckeye State. I live outside of Akron Ohio, farm country. The major university’s in each of these states will pay money if you can provide absolute proof for years they have never had to pay no conservation in these states have been able to verify one either on the next path or turn in the road might be a heard of dinosaurs or a 30ft catfish in the creek in the next county over yonder. Michigan football is planning to practice Monday, a source told the Free Press, although there is still uncertainty about whether the Wolverines will be able to play Ohio State on Saturday. Can you repost that picture? They have also seen them while driving on the road where they live. But it was not a leopard which is a thick body cat and much heavier. If the adult cat AND the young were solid black, you witnessed a fairly rare Jaguar in the Melanistic phase. Wolverines may find carrion themselves, feed on it after the predator (often, a pack of wolves) has finished, or simply take it from another predator. If it was truly all black and huge as you say it was a rare Melanistic phase Jaguar. The annual rivalry game between Michigan and Ohio State has been canceled because of an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past week within the Wolverines' program, the school announced Tuesday. As it entered the woods, it roared like a big cat would. She swears it was a mountain lion. The last time Ohio State trimmed Michigan's advantage in the series to just six games or fewer was in 1905, when U-M held a 6-0-1 edge. Was 50 feet from us. Funny, I described it to someone as roughly the size of a lab too! I recently saw a large black or grey type animal that looked like a bobcat or larger in my back yard area in Vandalia ohio. I called Ohio Dept of Wildlife and put in a report and the guy that took the report said other black panthers were sighted in Kirtland. More surprisingly, their existence in Michigan — the Wolverine State — is questionable, even in the rugged, remote Upper Peninsula. and had a very long tail, probably the same length as its body. The canceled game didn't stop Michigan and Ohio State fans from celebrating however. I have spent my whole life outdoors from playing in the woods as a child, to camping, partying, riding dirt bikes, hunting ,fishing paint balling, and with all those nights I have spent at motocross tracks and National parks I’m pretty sure I know when something is out of the ordinary.I found it hard to tell others about this experience without words like “fox and “bobcat” being brought up. Michigan-Ohio State is one of the most passionate rivalries in college football. Also saw a black panther about 3 months ago about half mile from our house in chandlersville no one can convince me it was something else I also saw one in 1993 in Roseville ohio. By: Libby Carpenter, Chapter Reporter Lauren Wright Recently the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Food Science and …, When I was little I saw a Lynx I told my mum and she said that cant be so now I know as a kid i was not crazy. It was Tan colored all over, no spots, it was all the way down low to the ground but moved quick and crossed the road and disappeared into the corn field in approximately two to three seconds. They are powerfully built and have short legs with wide feet for traveling across the snow. A human like screech. So what do I think? I opened the screen door and she ran so fast. They don’t exist in ohio or indiana or illinois. These animals are a vital part of ecosystems in northern climes, and a great ambassador of the wild places they inhabit and the melting snow they require. I live in Portage county and have been telling people what I saw Sunday March 15, 2020 while riding my very spooked horse! And a long sleek tail. If the Wolverines are unable to play because of COVID-19 issues, there… It’s only originally an eight-ga m e slate to the regular season, but we’ve seen the coronavirus wreak havoc on that as well, so the best OSU can do is six-ga m es. Better lay off the sauce. Until I heard a cougar “scream” on You Tube. “A necropsy showed that the animal later died of congestive heart failure, basically old age, and was potentially a captive escape or a release, although we have not determined its origins.”. i stopped traffic to look at it until the car behind me wouldn’t stop honking. It was large. My father is a farmer and we own a large farm. I did report this sighting to. Get a recap of the Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeyes football game. Are in an isolated area with no one else and no fires near by. My mother and I were driving home one day when I was still a young teenage girl. Related: Five keys to a … Contact me for more details or to challenge what I say. May have been game camera! There was also a picture someone took that many of us thought was probably a fake. It laid down in the brush line and watched us.You could see it because the foilage was not on yet. This will be the first time since 1918 that Ohio State and Michigan will not meet at the end of the regular season. The last known specimen is in the stuffed animal collection of Gary Kaberle of Traverse City; it was killed in the 1860's. And land mark …but I have heard what you are describingvery well…. I rolled down the window and yelled, but it just laid there. It did not run. From nearly the time I began my work there were extremely loud cracking noises coming from the woods as our little yorky “Jack” ran back and forth at least 20 times in curiosity throughout the evening and returning with a wimper. The kitten took off like a rocket to mom. “There is debate about their historical presence, but likely they were, or are, only accidental visitors to Michigan.”, Bump added that the last known and perhaps the only instance of a wolverine in the wild in Michigan was the one spotted in the northern portion of the “Thumb” region in 2004. It’s believed there are only about 300 wolverines in the continental United States. Sept.13, 2018 My husband and I are camping at Rocky Fork State Park. Temps stay mild today with south flow, but clouds will be on the increase…. He was. Folks, I know what I seen and I know what me and the boy heard. He started yelling at me and asked me what I was doing. I slowed down to take a better look and as I got closer with my car. Last night after dark with no fire we heard a distressed coyote howl out a warning sound. That all can be put aside for a second as we go in-depth into 2020 Michigan Wolverines. This is legitimate and confirmed sighting with photo as proof. And to be honest with you I don’t know where or what it did after that because I got scared thinking it was going to jump on my car and attack so I floored it and was out of there.I know people might think I’m crazy because my husband does. Any suggestions. Maybe there’s more out there! There were other sightings around that same time with complaints from some farmers that soms of their livestock had been attacked. Had to get in RV then lost track of her trying to find sight again from looking out the window. Questioning yourself on what you just experienced ! The Associated Press reported last week that Michigan’s football program had at least 12 positive COVID-19 cases, while the Wolverines’ athletic department announced Friday that there … It was larger than all of those we’ve ever seen on all of the TV shows. It's the first time in … Temps stay mild today with south flow, but clouds will be on the increase…More from Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin, December 11, 2020 — WE have a final nice day today, but rain is still on the way for the start of our weekend. It was late August or early September of 2018 that my wife was on her way to work at about 6:00 am. It will raise the hair straight up on your scalp. I spotted it on the right side of the road while driving up the hill towards Rt 306 and 90. When asked if there was a "covert agenda" to not play games, Manuel said that "it's ridiculous." Let’s keep an eye out through out the Buckeye state and be sure to send me photographic evidence of the cats you are seeing in the wilds of Ohio. We stayed still for a little bit and watched it. My son-in–law saw one in Belmont County this morning August 2nd 2018, My husband seen one this morning on august 2nd,2018 running across the baseball field in southern Belmont county behind our house. when I saw a very large black cat moving along a tree line about 40 yards to my left. More surprisingly, their existence in Michigan — the Wolverine State — is questionable, even in the rugged, remote Upper Peninsula. There’s a wooded trail, I think Jefferson county, it has scriptures carved into rocks and a weird story of a guy that went crazy for a lady that did all the scripture carving. It was starting to get dark out so it must have just been before dusk when I looked out of my window and saw what appeared to be a cougar. She said she didn’t know and I left it at that. But actually glad we didn’t need to use it also. I saw what I believe to be alion mountain and martins ferry Ohio last night October 3rd 2019 I know what bobcats look like and I know what bears look like it was a definitely a cat and it was huge I was just silhouette shadowing it was and I do believe it had a baby cat with it a kitten must have been about 2 in the morning my dog had used restroom I walked her down the road down in the alley she got scared started crouching down made me a little leery so we can come back on into the apartment building into the yard of it heard something behind us when I look back there was something standing there a huge cat. There are still a lot of question marks surrounding the matchup including who will be able to suit up for the Badgers and whether Graham Mertz will start at quarterback. Concrete data would include photos that can be confirmed as snapped in Ohio, scat, tracks, or the animal itself such as a road-kill. .. You witnessed a fairly rare cat but there are others in Ohio, Pa, and probably 25 or more other states. I ran to grab the flashlight and I shined it into the woods which was about 20-40ft away from our house. I saw a large black cat on the hill behind my house in Scioto County. The odds on this contest have Ohio State as 8 … There’s a tradition of winning in Ann Arbor and it far beyond Michigan football . But wolverines are very smart animals smart enough to find lonely places to hide away from human hunters. I had just left my tree stand when I saw a Black Panther drinking from a culvert. There was much local debate on the subject with some folks believing a panther resides in our county, while others believe a large bobcat was simply mistakenly identified as a panther. The match was a video on you tube titled “The freakiest noise in the woods that woke me up”. and it just got up and went into the woods. I experienced the most horrifying experience of my life. About the same time that these rumors were surfacing, a loyal OCJ/OAN reader/listener left a comment on a black bear story on our website about their very own panther sighting in southern Ohio. Today is August 1, 2018, What part of Monroe? We’ve seen wolves and grizzly bears, moose, caribou and even wolverines, a few lynx, bobcats, beaver, coyotes and foxes, let alone deer and black bear and all of the other common small critters. It was grey out and a birch tree had fallen over in one of the storms. Although I was quite curious myself, I didn’t assume it would be anything I should be TOO concerned about even though I found the extent of these continuous large cracks to be very unusual. It’s gone for now but I’m sure it will be back. As in Ohio, the Michigan woods these days are covered with trail cameras placed on trees by deer hunters. “Again,” insisted Bump, “there are no wolverines known to be in Michigan at the present time. It squatted down in a pouncing position layed it ears back and opened it’s mouth as if it was hissing at the car. I stopped the car and we watched the cat walk across the open field to the brush line. But what exactly is a wolverine, and are they really as fearsome as their reputation? But whatever this was she wouldn’t. It walked along the tree line and under a certain branch of the fallen tree, made the tree branch spring from walking under it. But I have a few theories. I was motivated to contact the ODNR because a Facebook page dedicated to Homesteaders in Morrow County recently suggested that local folks had spotted a large black cat and large cat footprints in a portion of the county. i googled to see if anyone else saw it and happened upon this thread. I believe she could smell the cat. The females are around 100 lbs and males often 200 and more. I just saw a large cat run across 310 in licking county. Both sightings were within 1 1/2 miles of each other between 3 & 4pm full sun. Many of our remaining wolverines live up in Alaska. “Chip” Gross is Ohio Cooperative Living’s outdoors editor, a member of Consolidated Cooperative, and an OSU alumnus. It was in the middle of the night, so I could’nt tell the color, but it was not a bobcat…. I just moved to Fowler, Ohio Trumbull county the first week of June, 2019. In August 2018 I was driving east on 70 around Buckeye Lake and I saw what I thought was a pit bull hunting around the ditch line, then I saw the really long tail. Many of our remaining wolverines live up in Alaska. This is a daily process, and we proceed with the best interest of … The Wolverines are 4-0 on neutral courts and have won seven times total away from home. Lisa,we are seeing them in the Hollister area also. The past February my husband and I were visiting my sister in Ohio. Very low, sleek run. Posted on: November 4, 2019 By: W.H. The two universities first played in 1897. We live in Eastern Licking County and have been researching such an animal we captured on our trail camera in June 2019. It looks like a crossbreed. As we were driving across an old railroad bed when I happen to look down the old bed and saw two young black cats playing. I have recently seen 2 mt lions,in ohio 1 in columbus off of 71,the other in circleville behind a hotel…7/14/20. However, their size belies their tremendous strength and aggressiveness. Today I want to take my dog out to the bathroom. I’m greatful for this sight to share with people who had similar experiences. Agricultural Employment Opportunities sponsored by, Food Science and Technology Team Competes, Earns Banner, More from Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin. I believe the game wardens investigated the sightings. As of 2014, there are no wild wolf populations in Ohio. When I was almost home on state route 329 just outside of Trimble, Athens county. I certainly don’t think any folks that claim to have seen a panther or mountain lion in Ohio are crazy, but I unfortunately haven’t been blessed with seeing one myself. They have been spotted several times by different people in our area. For instance, in 2009, a wolverine captured near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was tracked by wildlife biologists using radio-telemetry equipment. The Wolverines were 24.5-point underdogs to Penn State in 2008, a game they Wolverines lost by 29. This was Mcclaskey property. You witnessed a fairly rare cat but there are others in Ohio, Pa, and probably 25 or more other states. I had never imagined mountain lions, cougars, panthers, whatever we prefer to call them making their presence 25 miles south of Cleveland Ohio. Horn property. Please check. No one was around or awake and like normal, he took our dog out. Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) play the Michigan Wolverines (2-4) at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, December 12, 2020. 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