Apparently, about a week ago in Salem, Oregon, a man spotted what appeared to be a young cougar in his neighbor's back yard. He took photos of the big cat, which hung out for a while in the foliage before it wandered away "without threatening anyone," and reported the incident to the police.
The pictures were reviewed by a state wildlife biologist, who concluded that it was not in fact a cougar, but rather.......A FREAKING MAINE COON. Ahahahahaha what. Just what. That is ridic.
After looking at the photos the guy took, I lawled because it is very clearly not a cougar youngin'. I could understand thinking it's a bobcat, maybe, if anything.....But no, just a house cat taking a nap in some leaves. Don't call the police on him, he's just chillaxing! Hahahaha.
In any case, it is a very cute kitty cat! He looks rascally and surly and awesome.
Yay Maine Coon cougar kitties!
via the three news articles linked above