Residents of a Streamwood neighborhood should be on the lookout for big cats after an animal that appeared to be a cougar
was spotted late last month near the Arthur L.
that killed a cyclist and mauled another Saturday was tracked down and shot dead by United States wildlife officers in Washington.
Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride near Seattle have been attacked by a cougar
, killing one of the men and leaving the second in hospital.
WESTFIR - A cougar
was shot and killed Sunday at Casey's Riverside RV Park in Westfir after it had spent at least a week prowling around the mobile home portion of the park, residents said Thursday.
will cover a natural kill for an eventual return, but unlike the leopard, it will not feed on carrion, so baiting is not a likely option.
The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department said an 11-year-old girl shot and killed a cougar
that was following her 14-year-old brother.
A nearby homeowner called in a similar report, and a paramedic team said a cougar
had leapt in front of their ambulance.
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Just last summer, more than 200 miles north of Minneapolis near Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a picture of a cougar
was caught on a hunter's game camera, which was later confirmed by the DNR.
But what neither the driver nor the officer could understand was how a cougar
(yes, a cougar
) came to be crossing Route 15 in Milford, Connecticut.
So, it comes as no surprise that the country now is experiencing the rise of the "cougar." Search the term in urbandictionary.com, a website where people submit definitions for current slang words and acronyms used in pop culture, and you will find one definition stating that a cougar
is "a 35-plus-year-old female who is on the 'hunt' for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male.
Younger men (called cubs) who are interested in snaring a cougar
simply have to turn up and cast their votes.
nicknamed Jane lies sedated on the snow-covered ground while biologists, middle and high school students, and community volunteers crouch beside her.
Neither Lewis nor the researchers has ever seen a cougar
in the wild.