A man reported seeing a Mountain Lion attacking a mallard duck on July 14th 2011 in Tuscarawas County. He said that the animal looked skinny and malnourished.
State wildlife officer Jamey Graham says there were no tracks, hair or droppings from the animal and she believes that it may have been a Bobcat, which preys on waterfowl and is found in southern and eastern Ohio.
Stark County had several sightings a large mystery cat. Transportation workers in Tuscarawas County also reported seeing what they thought was a Mountain Lion on the same day.
State authorities however are trying to keep the public calm by saying that they are not convinced that the animal was a Mountain Lion.
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