A Big Cat's In Town

@celticeagle (115058)
Boise, Idaho
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.
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@Corbin5 (81626)
• United States
11 Oct 16
Humans always trespass on and in areas that do not belong to them. Great post.
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@crossbones27 (15116)
• Redlands, California
11 Oct 16
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.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
It is disgusting. Hope they do the right thing.
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@just4him (92028)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Oct 16
I agree. That is the humane thing to do.
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@sugartoes (34713)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Oct 16
AMEN I hear ya I have to agree with you on that for REAL! ! !
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@sharon6345 (109639)
• United States
11 Oct 16
I hope and pray they don't make it to NY.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
Doubtful. They are beautiful animals.
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Oct 16
I agree. They were there first.
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@EddieHands (32997)
• United States
11 Oct 16
Meow I was the cat ! I am looking for the fish.
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@Hatley (159393)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Oct 16
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.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
Glad of that. People are dumb when it comes to wild animals.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
@Hatley .......Upset because her peace officer friend did not kill the animal?
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@Hatley (159393)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Oct 16
@celticeagle yes not grateful not to be torn to shreds
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@hora_fugit (5435)
• India
12 Oct 16
Cougars love dogs.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
Munchy little snacks.
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• India
17 Oct 16
@celticeagle Uhhhmm.... yes... ok.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Oct 16
I do hope they can catch and release further out
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
I haven't heard any more on it. I don't think they found it.
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@sueznewz2 (9381)
• Alicante, Spain
13 Oct 16
I hope so too... like you say, man is encroaching on the animal lands... I hope it is found without any loss of life animal or human...
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Oct 16
Me too! Sure hope so.
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@nanette64 (13772)
• Fairfield, Texas
12 Oct 16
Yes it is man's fault @celticeagle . We keep taking their habitat away; what are they supposed to do! It makes me maddern' hell.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
Save here. Then kill them. Real smart.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
12 Oct 16
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.
@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
Yes, it should always be.
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@jstory07 (58204)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct 16
When we move into the areas that they live things like this are going to happen.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 16
Yes, but, they do not have to be killed.
@Daljinder (19878)
• India
13 Oct 16
I 100 % agree with you!
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