Cougars in the wild. Hide your childrens

Cougars in the wild. Hide your childrens

You might have read that the city of Seattle was on high alert and closed the city’s largest park after folks saw a cougar on the prowl (see photo above, captured by one of those DNR motion-sensitive cameras or something…). You’ll be relieved to know that the city — and its innocent, fun-loving young men — are now safe again (from The Press Association):

Cougar captured in Seattle park

Wildlife officials in Washington state have captured a cougar that has been prowling through Seattle and had forced the closure of the city’s largest park.
Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Darren Friedel said the cougar was immobilised with a tranquilliser and captured in Discovery Park.
Mr Friedel said an enforcement officer tracked the animal after authorities were told the cougar had been spotted on Saturday evening, the latest sighting in or near the 534-acre preserve north west of the city’s central area.

No word on whether or not the cougar was wearing a radio-tracking collar or one of those snug-fitting cocktail dresses.