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Feb. 22nd, 2004

(CBS) To Native Americans, they were the "Ghosts of the Rockies," but often heard in between the trees and the hills largely left to them.

But as CBS News Correspondent Lee Cowan reports, last month that image was shattered when a California cougar mauled one mountain biker and ate another alive, an encounter some predict may happen more often as the lion's backyard, becomes our own.


Read the whole article here:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/02/18/eveningnews/main601007.shtml

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volcanicpinup
Feb. 24th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
What did they expect?

There are numerous reasons that could've happened.

Cougars don't just randomly eat people, despite what people want to believe. No wild animal randomly eats people.
digitalgoth
Feb. 24th, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
They do if we look like good prey. It just happens that we don't look like good prey very often.

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volcanicpinup
Feb. 24th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
But it isn't random if they're hungry. I should have said random and senseless.

And if they don't want the cougars eating their pets, they shouldn't live in the mountains. Tough shit, you have to keep an eye on your animal. I grew up in cougar territory and no one ever had any such problems because they weren't fucking stupid.

Sorry... weak spot for mountain wildlife.
digitalgoth
Feb. 25th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
*chuckles* Yup. I did too dear.
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