posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 01:26 PM
Reading this put a lump of fear in my gut!
Around here we get those "mountain lions" or "cougars" sometimes. Now people swear they don't come down this far into the low country but as
someone born and raised here I (my mother, father, grandparents and dogs) disagree, so do other farmers.
We have never seen one for more than a second, go figure
but you can't miss the screeching they make (if it IS a mountain lion/cougar ) it'll
raise the hair on your neck. I can hear one now and then from inside my house that has to be a football field (the back yard corn field size) away.
We heard them the most when we had chicken houses (the big ones). Finally after the terrifying shrieking we decided one night to get in the car and go
look and the dogs came. These were two huge Rotties. They freaked, ran into the bush the shrieking was coming from like they were going to rip
something apart and came and jumped back in the truck whining with their tail between their legs after a bit of screeching and scared barking. Right
when they left the bush (think sawgrass but taller, can't remember what you call it) we saw a flash of a thin black catlike thing and that's all we
From that point on, we 'ignored' the shrieking. Now that I live on the old farm I still hear it like I said about a football field away but only now
has it started again -ocasionally-. Trust me it's not two cats fighting either. This is a blood curdling screech.
Did you ever hear anything like that?