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A Glamorous Killer Returns -- NY Times

June 11, 2013 | Hunting & Wildlife Management

If we're carving up their territory for human activity, let's reverse that and acknowledge a mountain lion/cougar's need to eke out a living. If they're back, and we're all living closer together, let's make a plan that protects cougars from ranchers, hunters and trigger-happy bureaucrats. Meat-eaters are killers, too, after all, and cougars are simply trying to live, so let's press state wildlife officials to give these beautiful wild cats a wide berth. – Priscilla Feral, Friends of Animals

The New York Times

June 10, 2013

A Glamorous Killer Returns

By Guy Gugliotta

The great migration began perhaps 40 years ago. From strongholds in the Rocky Mountains and Texas, young males headed east, seeking female companionship and new places to settle.

The emigrants were about seven feet long, nose to tail, and weighed up to 160 pounds. Given a dietary choice, they preferred deer, but would eat almost anything that moved: elk, bighorn sheep, wild horses, beaver, even porcupines. Left free for an evening, they were capable of killing a dozen domestic sheep before dawn, eating their fill and leaving the rest for the buzzards. They were also known to attack humans on occasion.

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