Interesting cougar study although controversial according to article.
They can have all the ones in my yard. They are a weed here..........
“..how best to avoid provoking them..”
Make sure the first shot counts.
Here's an idea. CHOP DOWN THOSE TREES!
But seriously, are we living in a static world? Is every living organisms status supposed to remain throughout all of the exsistence of the universe? Because, one time at band camp, we used to see these little chameleons, and now we see these other type of lizards. Is that 'cause of global warming change?
You could always tell when the mule deer pop got out of hand ...you would find evidence of mass winter starvation the next spring. Now they go just go down to the nearest suburb and dine on the landscaping.
Hunting would be a solution but the FS and Parks Services try their best to discourage those “nasty” guns.
Of course there is millions of square miles of wilderness area 20 miles north of Yosemite that the cougars have migrated to. Evironuts fail to mention this.
“The reason for the increase in attacks and sightings in California is absolutely clear. Estimates of the current population of mountain lions in California are around 5,000 to 6,000, which is probably not far off from what it was prior to the human devastation of their population.”
Cougers are far from being vanished.
The related panthers are almost extinct in florida now..