Graybeard Outdoors banner
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Here's a pic from my trail cam this past year from Adams County. What does it look like to you guys? I'm still not sure.
The first pic is the original and the second pic is a zoomed in version.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,510 Posts
that's one of those unmentionable things
that folks like to argue about.
i started to say a chupacabra, but i don't
think any have made it that far north yet
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
51,491 Posts
.54 said:
Here's a pic from my trail cam this past year from Adams County. What does it look like to you guys? I'm still not sure.
The first pic is the original and the second pic is a zoomed in version.
Are ya sure it's not from your hunt a year ago in Florida? Looks like a gator or maybe a hog.

Tim
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,329 Posts
I looked at it for a while and can't say for sure it is even a animal. If it is the profile could be of some type of dog maybe ? But I can't really see any ears or even a head shape as the neck / head shape looks something like a polar bear but I haven't seen any of them in OH ?


jedman
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,384 Posts
It's a Laffin Hyena.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
116 Posts
My first guess was pig, but the neck is too long, the "ears" look folded down....if it wasn't for the long neck I would say def a sow or something you can kind of make out nipples along the bottom and its short enough, maybe there are two of them one has its head turned and the other causes the neck to look extra long? hard to say. Looks like it was taken last fall as all the leaves are down etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
The picture was from last January at the end of the season out in Adams county. Below is from the same camera in daylight. I have deer pics on other cameras in the area but this pic didn't really look like it was shaped like a deer. About a week before this was taken I was talking to a guy that owns a farm in the area and he told me he was sure he had spotted a cougar or mountain lion on his property. I didn't put much stock in what he said at the time but then when I saw the trail cam picture I had to wonder. It's just hard to make out a tail or head on whatever it is. If it was a deer I'd think the head or ears would be visible at least a little bit. I'm gonna put out some cameras in the area again this year and see what shows up.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
I don't know what that is in the picture, but your friend is right about the cougars. A friend of mine was ground hog hunting near Carey, Ohio and watched one for about ten minutes before it entered back into the woods. Friend called the game warden and reported it and was told there are none here, he tells warden he will shoot it if he sees it again, but the warden says you can't be shootin cougars in Ohio.


Bryan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,510 Posts
hoghunt said:
. . . Friend called the game warden and reported it and was told there are none here, he tells warden he will shoot it if he sees it again, but the warden says you can't be shootin cougars in Ohio.
Bryan

can't be in any trouble for shooting something that isn't there, huh ? :D
i love the way these biologists flip-flop on things. one told me one time
that they couldn't allow folks to shoot feral hogs on the wma's with
modern rifles because if someone saw a nice whitetail buck it would be
too much temptation to shoot it. i said it's already illegal to do so isn't
it ? he did the standard - "yeah but. ." yebut yebut yebut yebut yebut
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,384 Posts
The head looks too long for a cougar. I'd guess a hog if it wasn't so light colored. All the ones I've seen around here are more blackish.

It kind of looks like a smallish calf with it's head stuck out mooing for it's mama.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,384 Posts
Yep, that's a hyena for sure.
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top