We have them too.   I'm in Santa Rosa, Ca.  about an hour north of San
Francisco.  It's a BIG metropolitan area, but because of "development" and
the creeks in the area that allow cover, cougars have been spotted in
people's back yards.  I worry, but not for the people -- for the cougars.  I
hate the thought of someone shooting such a magnificent animal that is
clearly in stress or it wouldn't be around a stinking town.  I imagine they
are eating possums, as they are everywhere, thanks to some nitwit who
imported them from Texas or someplace for "sport hunting."  People...

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:47 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cougars

That would be wonderful to see. I think big cats are fantastic and
beautiful.  We don't have any around here, as they were all killed years
ago, but many deer come up to our house for treats. BTW, where do you live
that you still have cougars around?

> On 09-14, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

> My deer come up on the deck to say howdy to me and my cougar visits 
> ever so often.  If we left things up to nature, there would be no 
> overpopulation of deer, etc.  The cougar, wolve, coyote and bear would 
> keep things in balance.  But of course, we all kow these animals are 
> dangerous and will kill us.  They will if we are stupid and aggrevate 
> them.  Run and that will trigger the preditor instinct.  They have to 
> be hungry before they will deal wth humans.
> My cougar looks at me nd then saunters on across the road.  I even 
> talk to him, he turns and looks at me, sometimes snarls like I am a 
> stupid old woman. We even have a bear across the river in an old barn 
> and he/she has never bothered anyone arund this area.  In fact, you 
> have to be lucky or really trying to catch sight of them.

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