Mountain Lion Killed in Connecticut

(Hartford, Connecticut) Last month, a 140-pound mountain lion was killed by a car on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford. It was the first confirmed sighting of a cougar in the state since the 1880s.
Genetic testing revealed that the big cat came from a wild breeding population of about 250 mountain lions in the southwest corner of South Dakota, the Black Hills area, results released Tuesday afternoon revealed.

No one knows why the animal — a lean, 140-pound male between 2 and 4 years old — undertook a journey across the continent. But its travels were documented through Minnesota and Wisconsin, and biologists speculate that the cat then wandered through southern Ontario and New York before reaching Connecticut.
Saw a news anchor bemoaning the "sad" story of the mountain lion. Well, excuse me. I sure don't see sadness and I don't want a dangerous predator in my neighborhood. Children, pets and joggers are at serious risk with one of these big cats in the vicinity. (More....)

1 comment:

  1. Hell, we got them lil' puddie-tats all over the place up here in the High Lonesome!
    I've seen 'em play patty-cake with a griz, jus' for fun!

    "Here, kitty-kitty-kitty......."


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