Oct, 29, 2012Cougar photo from Morgan County, Illinois verified by IDNR
Yesterday around 2 p.m. I was contacted by a Facebook friend who stated that a friend of his from Central Illinois had obtained a photo of a cougar on a gamecam. Later on in the evening I was contacted by another friend from Jacksonville, Illinois concerning the same photo.
This is only the fourth confirmed cougar in Illinois. Links to the other three cougar incidents can be found in this article.