About ten years ago, my Dad was walking
the Family Dog up the hill in their neighborhood
when the Border Collie started acting skittish,
then freaked out and commenced barking at
something BEHIND them down the street.
My Pop whirled with his trusty flashlight
& BING: lit up a Cougar. Mid-sized. NO,
not a 30-something drunk woman
stumbling home from a bar, but~
a real honest to goodness
Mountain Cat visiting
the Suburbs. Big Cats
like these are territorial~
but~ their territory can be as
large a range as 300 square miles !
Anyhoo~ believe it not~ the Neighbor
came by real excited last week... He
found some very LARGE, interesting
So, minus a Deerslayer, Inspector
Nimrod (me) was hot on the case,
trying to track the mighty Cougar.
1st, however, I needed some clear
pictures, and to follow them up
with a little research...
Dang. It was a Rotty, notty a Cougar !