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Biologist: Cougars Should Return to Eastern United States


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 423 days ago - eveningtribune.com
Should cougars return to their former habitat in the eastern United States? That was the topic of a discussion at the David A. Howe Public Library. Biologist John Laundre believes the answer is yes



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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 8:32 am

Grand idea but can it really happen?
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:31 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:34 am
noted with hope, thanks Cher
 

Barbara D. (95)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:57 am
The Pennsylvania Fish & Game Commission says that the pix and videos taken of cougars/mountain lions in PA (some videos taken by a State Wildlife Biologist) are really *very large, albino bobcats with really, REALLY long tails*.
Should they return? Yes! The perfect predator!
 

Christeen Anderson (470)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:00 am
I hope they return. Thanks for sharing.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:01 am
We already have had scat and footprints along with the odd sighting in N. Ontario.
Beautiful cat.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:17 am
Humans are the ONLY species which systematically set out to destroy any competitor animals.

Hunters claim that human culling is necessary to thin deer populations, for example, but the TRUE reason is that we've eliminated natural predators to justify hunting for ''sport.''
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:48 am
I guess this a wait ,see.
 

Julie E. (345)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:39 am
Yes they should.
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:45 pm
Returning the cougar to the eastern U.S. should help with deer overpopulation.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:57 pm
This would be wonderful.
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:59 pm
Noted, thank you. But I have some doubts.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 2:40 pm
Sounds good to me.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:46 pm
Should never have been relocated ... nature still knows best, as can be seen every day -- if you look.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:02 pm
We've killed off almost all the predators like wolves and cougars and I doubt if the ranchers, farmers and especially Fish and Game departments will let them come back. They claimed these creatures were killing cattle but ranchers were getting reimbursed for the animals so they werenít losing any money like they claimed. Farmers in Africa protect their livestock from predators, but our farmers and ranchers are too lazy to do that. Fish and game donít want the wolves and cougars to come back because they cut into the hunting profits. We need to learn to co-exist and not kill what we think gets in our way. If you donít eat meat, then the ranchers and farmers will not need to raise livestock and wolves and cougars can come back.
 

Connie O. (42)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:13 pm
hope so ...
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:06 pm
I have a hard time thinking of reintroducing cougars back into the East Coast range. I has become a megaopolisis. One large city from Portland, ME to Florida. I can only see conflict arrising from this. The cougars will loose.
 

Dale O. (193)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 9:00 pm
Would certainly be wonderful as these are magnificent and delightful wild animals.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 2:21 am
Ridiculous...why so they can be hunted???
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:22 am


Noted....Tweeted
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:04 am
It works for me!
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 5:39 am
I agree with Kit.
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:05 pm
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes.
 

Sara P. (57)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:36 am
That's the poin.....THEIR FORMER HABITAT.......they have to discuss what?
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:45 am
Hopefully that happens.
 
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