From the Wenatchee World comes this picture of a Mountain Lion that is just looking for some love, affection and maybe a little something to eat. Come on, let ’em in.
My wife is from Fillmore, California where she lived on the outskirts of town in the hills. She has often told me stories of these big cats hanging around the house and picking off pets on a regular basis. I usually just roll my eyes and ask is that like the time your dad shot the neighbors dog with a 30-30 for knocking you off your bike? I say that because I mentioned that story to her father once during one of the maybe three conversations we have ever had and he looked at me like I had three heads but I might have to start cutting her some slack on the cougar thing after seeing this pic. Wow.
I will have to ask my friend at Fish & Wildlife but I am betting if you dispatch this nuisance yourself you might end up in the back of the good Wardens pick-up wearing cuffs.
Good thing these folks don’t have a doggy door or this could have gotten pretty western.