Cougar sightings reach fever pitch
By Trevor Wilhelm, The Windsor Star
Step aside Bigfoot, take five Nessie, and make way for the Essex County cougar.After the Amherstburg area has been abuzz for weeks with stories about unsubstantiated sightings, the big cat seems to be on the move. But now, Bigfoot-style, there are photos.Jim Dufour from South Woodslee thinks he saw a cougar Friday in his back yard. While he was scratching his head trying to figure out what the animal was, it occurred to him to snap some pictures. But just like the famous fuzzy photos of hard-to-find creatures including Big Foot, the Loch Ness monster and the chupacabra, these do little to make the cougar mystery any less mysterious.Even Dufour isn't convinced. One thing he's certain of is that it was far too big to be a regular house cat. He took the photos to work on Friday."We've been looking at them all morning at my work," said Dufour, 43, a teacher at New Beginnings."I'm trying to get others to convince me what it was. I'll be honest with you, I'm not 100 per cent convinced what it was but it certainly wasn't a cat. We got a lot of cats in the neighbourhood, see them all the time. But this looked way too big to be a cat."
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