After eluding capture for the past 10 days, the Magnolia cougar was caught early this morning. He may already be on his way back to the wild where he belongs. This is a happy ending for all concerned. We are just a half mile from where he's been roaming. How he got out of the woods and into civilization is a mystery.
This photo is the actual "Magnolia cougar"; after he woke up from the effects of the tranquilizer gun. The yellow tag on his left ear is some sort of marking device. The story tells about how they plan to follow him.
Check out this story from our local Magnolia Blog for more interesting pictures of this gorgeous young cat.