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COUNTY: Price County
NEAREST TOWN: Park Falls
OBSERVED: About midnight my wife went out on the deck to have a smoke before she retired for the evening. She heard a growling screaming like sound coming from our field across the road. The sound was moving from the field across the road to the field behind the house. She heard the sound every couple min. She tried to observe any movement in the moonlight, but saw nothing. The next day after work she told me what she had heard. Being the 10th of Dec. it was dark when She got home at 5:30 p.m.. We decided to take a spot light and see if we could see any couger tracks. What we found were tracks that walked on two feet had a long stride and had a large footprint. The next day after thinking things over I went back out to the tracks and took a few photo's. The weather was warm for Wis. this time of the year and the tracks were all but gone, howerever I did find a couple somewhat intact prints.
OTHER WITNESSES: none
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 12 Midnight moon lit
ENVIRONMENT: Field ...tamarack swamp... creek bottom...bridge near by.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone. She stated that the animal traveled about one-eighth of a mile while it was making sounds. It stayed just out of sight.
The couple did send me photos of the tracks, however they did not show enough detail to be included with this report.
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org