Well, I suppose that it was inevitable that someone would see one of the very elusive cougars that inhabit parts of South Carolina contrary to the reports from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, but what I didn’t expect was a sighting so close to the very area in which the action in “COUGAR!” takes place.
A long timer in the Myrtle Beach area, Bob Holliday, who has hunted and fished the area for most of his 70+ years just sent me this email:
Thought I’d let you know. I was going to the country house one day last week when I saw what at first glance I thought was a deer crossing hwy 22 in front of me from my left to right. As it crossed the lane I was driving in I got a better look and was able to make out a short stubby nose and long tail. There’s no doubt in my mind that it was a very large cat, first one I’ve ever seen in all my days. I knew they were around because my brother Frank spotted one just across the line in North Carolina several years ago.
The sighting took place between the highway 905 and highway 90 exits on Veteran’s Highway (22) in heavy cover. Still there is enough sand up there that tracks should be visible to a trained eye. If any of you hunters go looking, please take along a camera for verification, and be careful!
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