The long asked question of whether cougars exist in northwestern Ontario may have been answered.
They had also been talking to taxidermist Dan Cavicchiolo and decided to bring the cat to Boreal Tales Taxidermy on Hwy 61, south west of Thunder Bay.
Jolanta Kowalski, a communications specialist with the OMNRF said the animal carcass was in their possession and would be DNA tested to confirm whether it was a wild cougar, or a domesticated pet that had been released. She said the ministry had not decided what would be done with the mount. A Vice Principal at the Public School board has already pitched having the animal displayed at an outdoor education centre they operate at Kingfisher Lake, on Hwy 527.