Who watched Charlie Gibson the other night on World News tonight when they showed Chicago police gunning down a cougar? The last minute comment was that it likely moved into the city from Wisconsin.
I couldnt help cringing as I watched those cops shoot. Of course, maybe they didn't have a choice. Still, one hears of wild critters in cities all over the world, and the authorities usually get aninal control people involved to sedate and capture, rather than kill.
In Dec of 07, there was a discussion on this forum about Grizzlies in WI. I commented that my son swore he saw cougars in northern Wi and MN. Now I accept the possibility that it could be. Most of us are aware of the Osprey and Eagles nesting in Mequon and Cedarburg for the first time in 100 yrs.
Darwins theorys of adaptation and natural selection seem to be showing up in my lifetime with all these wild critters learning to live in cities. It was interesting to read about, but shakes me up a bit to have the more dangerous beasties adapting to suburban yards.
Cougars and grizzlies, even black bear, roaming the streets where I live, would send me screaming.