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[pct-l] Cougars in Town.
- Subject: [pct-l] Cougars in Town.
- Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 21:37:04 EST
Yes, Yes, and Yes as many have pointed out, houses in Washington suburbs are
being built closer to cougar habitat. BUT, cougars are also losing their fear
of man and are found in places where homes and town have been for 50 years.
After the hound hunting was stopped, game department has said numbers of
cougars and their sightings have jumped 300 to 400%. I posted the web site
and phone number for folks to check out. Washington has always had some of
the largest number of cougars and bears in the lower forty eight. Once wild
animals figure out there's an easy meal, whether it's snowflake the
neighbor's cat here in Washington or Monte's fig bars in Vedette meadows,
they will be there for a quick meal. You would expect a few dogs and cats to
be thinned out in a North Bend suburb, but many cougars are showing up in old
parts of Seattle near wooded parks. There is an increase in the cougar
population thanks to the vote to end the hunting with dogs. I guess a few
half eaten pets and children must be worth it. Go Cougars!!!!!!
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