Do you really believe they look for a home?

United States
May 14, 2011 10:10am CST
On Wednesday of this week. A cougar was located in the bushes at the local Safeway store by the groundskeeper. Big news in our community. It made the front page of our local paper. The picture showed the local Fish and Game Official was able to tranquilize the cougar and place it in the cage. It stated they were going to find a place for the cougar to live, zoo or research facility. In Fridays, paper it said they euthanized the cougar. I was really upset by this. I don't think they even attempted to find this cougar a home. We have several habitats in our local areas that I believe would of taken it. Their reasoning for taking the cougar to a zoo or research facility was because they couldn't put it back in its natural surrounding after being in human territory. I don't really believe this either. I the only human contact this cougar has was when the Official tranquized it and put it in the cage. What do you think of this situation? Do you believe they tried to find it a home? What is the true reasoning for not returning cougar to it natural habitat?
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 May 11
I guess they figured that releasing it wouldn't work. It would just go back to where they found it looking for food. Still, they could have tried. And I know that there are places that would have taken it if they had just contacted them. Sad...
• United States
17 May 11
I think I might've been less upset if they had just tried to find a home. It was euthanized in less than 24 hours. I wish they would've given the reason for euthanizing it so quickly. Maybe there was a good reason. It is sad.
• India
15 May 11
yes i believe
• United States
15 May 11
Welcome, thanks for responding. Best Wishes!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
14 May 11
Hi. sswallace21. This story sounds very strange here. It seems like they had no intention of finding this cougar a stable home. If they did, this would have been the first thing that they would have done. These people did not try and they should stop lying. Lying never gets a person anywhere at all. Do they think that this cougar was too dangerous to return to its natural habitat? Do they think that, this cougar was dangerous somehow? Why would they keep the cougar at the zoo if there was habitats that could have taken this cougar in. I have questions too and something is definitely fishy here.
• United States
15 May 11
I questioned the exact samething. Why didn't they just take the cougar back to its natural habitat after they tranquized it and put it in the truck. Its natural habitat is less that 20 miles away. Heck, I would've paid for the gas if that was the issue. Thanks for responding. Best Wishes!
• United States
14 May 11
I know with any house cat and it's new born's humans can't touch it. or the mama will kill it. so,i do think they were doing what was best by choosing the choice they chose. If your not there to see what they tried it is best not to assume they did other than what they said. They would have no real reason to lie. if it were in my back yard I would have tried to kill it or pray it would leave my home. but that thing could have really done harm to a human's child playing outside. so,it was best to do what was done.
• United States
15 May 11
You are right. I could've jump to a conclusion that may not be accurate. However, this was an adult cougar. I just don't understand why they just didn't take it back to the woods where it came from. I believe tranquizing it was fine to get it away from the city. I'm just not sure they should of killed it. I definitely wouldn't want it in my backyard either. Thanks for you comment.