Appalachian Mountains

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Comment by Fred Nancy on November 16th, 2010 at 10:00 am

The last reported mountain lion to exist on the east coast was killed in the late 1880’s. Including moutain lions in the flora and fauna section is inaccurate and should be corrected.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on May 3rd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Thank you for your feedback. You are quite correct about the mountain lions and they have been removed from the article.

Comment by Bob Aubin on June 3rd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Actually In 1994, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service analyzed a dropping found in Vermont as having cougar hair, presumably ingested during self-grooming. A home video taped in 1992 in western Maryland showed a cougar walking through the woods. Virginia Game Department personnel reported cougar sightings in southwest Virginia in 1995. A plaster cast of a track in West Virginia in 1998 was confirmed as cougar by a wildlife expert in California. Many credible sightings have also been made, but without supporting field evidence.

Also, you did not include the true proper pronunciation of Appalachian: Appal-ay-shuhn. At least that is the way it is pronounced in the New York North Country (Adirondacks) and New England (Green Mountains & White Mountains) where I was born, so I think it is the true and proper one. 🙂

Comment by Bob Aubin on June 3rd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Also, noticed you don’t include the Adirondacks in the Appalachian range, I can tell you that seriously comes as news to the people who live there.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 20th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Thank you, Bob, for your comments. The article has been revised and includes all the points you mentioned.

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