The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148455 Message #3450367
Posted By: Rapparee
10-Dec-12 - 10:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Coyote Problems?
Subject: RE: BS: Coyote Problems?
Fact is, Greg, cougars have been reported in Illinois since at least 1960. I know that because a friend's father came face-to-face with one in a Boy Scout Camp outside Lorraine, IL. Cat never hurt anyone; the Scouts nicknamed it Alfie (for Alfred E. Neuman) and everyone lived harmoniously for years.
Cougars -- mountain lions, panthers, painters, pumas -- were in one form or another widespread across the US before the hand of man set foot. They are indigenous to Florida, for example, and still live there.
I don't think the Chicago "Tribune" would like being called a tabloid.
Do your own research. I retired from looking it up.