Since Thanksgiving, residents of Neosho, Missouri have been living in fear of a mysterious beast stalking their forest and viciously attacking their pets. The attacks have so far claimed the lives of two dogs, and the community has banded together to hire professional trackers over fears that the next set of incidents may happen to them.
Reta Liles is the owner of two dogs that have been attacked, one more fortunate than the other. Her golden lab, Buddy, was found dead, while her dog Punk'n survived with a set of ferocious battle wounds.
"Two slashes across her back, and in some places, it's two inches deep," Reta told the KSN Local News. "It was bad. She was laid open from side to side."
So far, at least 8 canine companions from the Mint Lane neighborhood have been the victims of the unexplained attacks, and it hasn't just been the smaller breeds with the nasty run ins. Larger, more powerful dogs like pit bulls and mastiffs have been found wounded as well, prompting concern that whatever is behind the attacks is big, mean, and very scary.
Mountain lions are clawing their way back in the Midwest, according to new research. While sightings haven’t been confirmed in the far corner of Southwest Missouri, there have been sightings as close as Springfield and Tulsa, Okla.
Originally posted by predator0187
Originally posted by Yngvarr
I grew up in Missouri and the stories of panthers and mountain lions are many, and the mountain lions apparently are making a comeback. Not sure about the panthers, lots of old tales abound all over Mizzu about them.
Mountain Lion on the prowledit on 15-1-2013 by Yngvarr because: (no reason given)