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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Not an Illinois mountain lion

October 12, 2009 at 06:49 PM

No matter what your e-mail tells you, this is not an Illinois cougar.

I’ve seen this about 20 times in the past three weeks and it still keeps coming. And if you Google “cougar dragging deer” you’ll find out he’s been spotted in just about every state from Georgia to Texas. I’m not sure where this picture originates from.

But I’m pretty sure it was not caught on a trail-cam near Lewistown, Astoria, Canton, Quincy, Ipava and Mackinaw—all of which are locations I’ve heard in the past few weeks.

Based on that I’d say this cat has got to be tired after dragging that same deer all those miles. You’d think sooner or later he’d stop and eat the venison instead of just dragging it everywhere.

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