Cougars Stroll through the Show-Me State
September 18, 2003
By Wanda Benton
'Had a cougar stroll by, within 300 feet of my bay window, about
Big ... ugly ... looked like it was an old one.
Was in no hurry ... didn't even look toward the house.
Went from one section of our woods, through a clearing and disappeared into another section.
I went through the roof ... there were newborn calves all over the
It must have been full ... didn't eat anybody.
Previous owner told us that one screams around here at night occasionally.
Nothing new to my neighbors ... they just said to "shoot, shovel
Our Missouri Conservation Dept. denies their existence, of course.
Others tell me that the department kinda "helps" the cougars
find their way
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