Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 23rd, 2007
Charles “Chaz” Kader , who is the Assistant Director of Public Information at New York’s St Regis Mohawk Tribe, has forwarded some developing news:
Loren – Hello from the Mohawk Nation. If you recall, I sent you a heads-up on the Blackfeet Bigfoot evidence in Browning, Montana, last year. I am with the St Regis Mohawk Tribe now.
This is not an official press release. I am passing this news item [seen above] along to you for review, as an item of interest as a courtesy.
Published on 3/22/2007 in the local newspaper, Indian Time, is a front page story (with pictures) detailing damage to a personally-owned vehicle that took place on two successive nights, allegedly by an unknown animal. The 2001 Lincoln, owned by Edith McDonald of Cook Road – Akwesasne, suffered bite marks and damage to the passenger side front quarter panel on the night of Thursday 3/15/2007, fully exposing the automobile wheel and leaving the surrounding area full of debris that included automobile plastic, animal fur, blood and tissue.
Samples of the tissue were sent to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environmental Division for analysis. Investigating agencies called to the scene to investigate include St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police, New York State Police, St. Regis Mohawk Environmental Division, as well as local volunteer fire officers (sons of the automobile owner). Additional tissue samples have been sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation laboratory at Delmar, NY for zoological classification of the DNA.
Mrs. McDonald reports that she is missing three (3) cats in the aftermath of this attack on the vehicle, as well as a follow-up attack the following night of Friday 3/16/2007, which damaged the opposite side of the vehicle. Mrs. McDonald’s insurance company was contacted following the first incident and has made follow-up investigations since then. Those reports were not available but all policy claims will be honored as legitimate, Mrs. McDonald informed this writer on 3/21/2007.
This [animal in question] would be likely a panther or smaller. Lots of stories lately up here of cougar(s) that may have been released in Adirondacks region from downstate owners. Numerous stories of lynx and bobcats also in regional newspapers, even of conflicts between two species, with bobcats winning most of contact, due to personality traits. I was speaking with a traditional chief up here and he said that he thought it may be a lynx, although sightings have been sparse for years.
All my best to you.Chaz Kader