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Cougars in Corvallis

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Cougar/Flickr Creative Commons/By ucumari

Cougar/Flickr Creative Commons/By ucumari

Yikes! A ferocious cougar was spotted mauling a house cat right here in Corvallis last month. Once hunted to extinction, it seems record numbers of the giant cats live in Oregon these days. Now a young college student has mobilized to save the spotted cougar’s life here. If one crosses my path, I just hope it’s at a safe distance.

It’s pretty surreal to be living in proximity to such a feral beast, which mostly seemed a mythical creature as our school mascot. The closest we got to seeing a real cougar growing up was the stuffed, glass-encased one in the gym.

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Written by baltimoregon

May 18, 2009 at 12:38 am

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