A Glamorous Killer Returns — NY Times

A Glamorous Killer Returns — NY Times

pimg alt=”” src=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cougar.jpg” style=”width: 400px; height: 266px; margin: 5px; float: right;” //ppIf we#39;re carving up their territory for human activity, let#39;s reverse that and acknowledge a mountain lion/cougar#39;s need to eke out a living. If they#39;re back, and we#39;re all living closer together, let#39;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#39;s press state wildlife officials to give these beautiful wild cats a wide berth. ndash; Priscilla Feral, Friends of Animals/pp style=”margin-left: 40px;”span style=”font-size:12px;”The New York Times/span/pp style=”margin-left: 40px;”span style=”font-size:12px;”June 10, 2013/span/pp style=”margin-left: 40px;”span style=”font-size:12px;”A Glamorous Killer Returns/span/pp style=”margin-left: 40px;”span style=”font-size:12px;”By Guy Gugliotta/span/pp itemprop=”articleBody” style=”font-size: 1.2em; margin: 0px 0px 1em 40px; line-height: 24px; font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”span style=”font-size:12px;”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./span/pp itemprop=”articleBody” style=”font-size: 1.2em; margin: 0px 0px 1em 40px; line-height: 24px; font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”span style=”font-size:12px;”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./span/pp itemprop=”articleBody” style=”font-size: 1.2em; margin: 0px 0px 1em 40px; line-height: 24px; font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”span style=”font-size:12px;”a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/science/cougars-glamorous-killers-expand-their-range.html”Read full article on the NY Times./a/span/p

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