A Big Cat's In Town
October 11, 2016 5:26pm CST
About 7a. yesterday morning a woman was out walking her dog in the southwestern area of Boise and saw a cougar. She backed away and called a friend who came and got her. Authorities are still looking for the cat. Several years ago a lady had her two small dogs in her backyard and a cougar came in and got one of them. One older lady spoke on camera and explained just how I think about this issue. We are moving into their territory. They have to eat. We need to be more respectful of their feeding areas. If they find the animal they had better not kill it. It is not the animal's fault. It's man's. Shoot it with a sedative and then take it further out some where. That is the humane thing to do. Not kill it.
15 people like this
• Redlands, California
Agreed, they will probably say they will try to tranquilize it, but will shoot it if they have no other choice. So expect the latter. I am not sure why it usually turns out that way, maybe people just like to kill things.
• Garden Grove, California
I agree whole heartedly just sedate the animall In the tustin hills ther was lots of wild cats. cougars and deer and peopl;e kept building homes in the hills til theres not much' left of their habitat. two women met a cougar on a walk up into the hills and the one woman starte to run but her friend kbocked her dcown then shot at the couga missiong on purpose and the animal ran off ionto thehigher hjills. tjhe woman with the gum was a police officer off duty with her friend. the friend was not badly hurt.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
In my area (1 town over) we have a bear problem in the Spring, they relocate bears here most of the time, but only up to two times. If the bear comes back the third time, it's killed. I get about 2 vehicles a year where I work do to bear vandalism, the damage that is done inside the vehicle is amazing. The vehicles are totaled. I really don't have an opinion one way or the other, except to say that a human life is more valuable than an animal. Until people stop buying homes in these new areas this problem will only get worse. People can do things to prevent the wild animals from entering into populated areas, by not leaving food out and securing trash. It's the same precautions one should take when camping. The problem with the precautions is, you will never be able to get all the people to comply, you will always have those that say it's not a problem, or they forgot or just for a minute. Relocation should always be the first thought to the solution.