Catamount
A large, powerful, cat (Felis concolor)
The Scuttle Butt that I have been told was the Catamounts were exterminated decades ago from West Virginia but that doesn't mean they aren't present...Mountain lions,Catamounts,panthers,pumas,
cougar are some of the names for this great cat that are listed as endangered species and are rare in the eastern States.
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Catamount,Mountain Lion,Cougar,Panther and Puma
(Some of the names for this great cat) and is found principally in the mountains.

Where:                Catamount Country.  Catamount are shy and avoid humans, you could live 
                      your entire lifetime in catamount country and never see one. When:                2004 Photographer:         Billybob Photo submitted by:   Billybob

Some Appalachian stories tell of these big cats sighting in West Virginia and Catamounts screaming like a woman at night in the Monongahela National Forest and the Mountains and counties surrounding Nicholas County.
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Mountain Lion or Cougar, Owl, River Otter, Wild Boar or Feral Pig, Rattlesnake (Timber),Chipmunk,Deer,Bobcats or Lynxes,Buffalo,Red Foxes, Great Egret, Woodchuck or Groundhog, Raccoon,Turkey,Vulture,Squirrels,Yellow Crowned Night Heron,Bald Eagles,Ringtail Cat,Cardinals,Cougar tracks,
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Some of America's Most Scenic Natural Treasures is the Monongahela National Forest and the Mountains surrounding Nicholas County.
Catamount A large, powerful, cat (Felis concolor) of mountainous regions.