If you're a Sox fan, how about this: 2005 World Series hero Scott Podsednik was a Cougar
A sad story played out in Eugene's wooded fringe last week - sad for the livestock and poultry killed by a cougar
, sad for the animals' keeper, and sad for the cougar that was captured and put to death.
I decided to personally visit sites where there was a good chance of finding physical evidence proving whether the animal seen was, in fact, a cougar
Unlike early hunters and ranchers who probably shot cougars on sight and boasted only to neighbors, modern hikers who see a cougar
in the wild consider themselves lucky and are more likely to report the sighting to a ranger.
Tens of thousands of hunters routinely obtain permission to shoot a cougar
if they see one, and although these hunters may not use dogs, their large number permits a low success rate to result in nearly twice as many kills as in the pre-Measure 18 period.
There is thus little doubt," stated a letter from the museum to the biologists, "that the scat was produced by a cougar
It's easier to kill a cougar
if a pack of dogs trees it first, but the numbers clearly show that hunters can find cougars even if the dogs stay in the kennel.
Fears that a cougar
might injure or kill a child are presented as the primary reason the Oregon Legislature should repeal a law against using dogs to hunt cougars.