Recently, there has been an increase in a number of cougar attacks. Thankfully, the victims survived. But it's a frightening reminder of just how dangerous and frequent cougar attacks are becoming. The old barriers that've kept the cougars away are gone with the changing times and the changing environment. Cougar attacks are becoming all too common.
The cougar often stalks and attacks the young.
Dude! Where's my carseat?
The few who survive the attack are often scarred and traumatized from the experience.
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Yet, there is no consensus on how to deal with cougar attacks. Some dangerous cougars have been shot and killed. But we cannot just eliminate a creature that is acting out of instinct and natural impulse.
The cougar has a role in the ecosystem, but its usual hunting grounds have been reduced, and the number of its usual prey has been shrinking. So it's only natural that it adapts and stalks newer prey species that encroach into its territory.
Yeah! I knew I'd get one at a children's tv award show!!!
Still, we cannot let cougars keep attacking unsuspecting victims. A balance must be restored to the natural order. Something must be done to ensure that the cougars have their own space and their own resources to continue living their lives and to eliminate their attacks. It will take a lot of give and take on our part, but it's necessary to ensure the survival of the species and the safety and well being of the community.
The latest cougar attacks occurred around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hopefully, a solution can be found to deal with the cougar attacks effectively and soon. We certainly do not want an unfortunate cougar incident at the Winter Olympics next month.
I've fallen! And I can't get up!