Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cougar in Chicago!





Some of you may have come across this story earlier in the week, but I couldn't resist posting it.

It's hard to believe, but on Monday, a huge cougar was on the loose on the North Side of Chicago. Even now, no one's quite sure how it came to be in the second or third greatest city in the US (depending on which blog commentor you ask). According to National Geographic, it may have made a 1,000 mile journey from the Black Hills of South Dakota--or it could have been an abandoned pet. (Weirder things have been kept in New York apartments.)

Unfortunately, the story does not end happily for the cougar. But if you're up for it, you can read more here.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard about that. Apparently there's some huge fine for owning a cougar. Who came up with that law? Did they have an uncanny nack of seeing into the future???

The only bad thing is, I live kinda near Chicago. If the story didn't end too well for the cougar, I would be terrified of it coming somewhere near here.

~Skyla

Anonymous said...

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poor kitty... Interesting story, though. (And Chicago is the 3th greatest.... Austin, NYC, Chicago is the order.)

Elizabeth said...

Hi! Here's a story about the oldest living tree (they just found it in Sweden, it's been there all this time, you would think that they would have found it before now!).
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080417/od_afp/swedennatureoffbeat;_ylt=ApCPGJdeKuH4WfT8Tsamd4wuQE4F

(I really, really hope the link works)

(Oh, and now I have a blogger ID!)

Elizabeth said...

Here's the link again (just in case it didn't work).

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080417/od_afp/swedennatureoffbeat;_ylt=ApCPGJdeKuH4WfT8Tsamd4wuQE4F

Elizabeth said...

Cat found in wall!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080418/ap_on_fe_st/odd_mayor_cat_calls;_ylt=AvcAsjSVKIcowLUFLJG9ll_tiBIF

nellie said...

Lemme guess: The cougar was shot?
*goes off to read article*

Invisible Turtle said...

My school mascot is a cougar, so I feel sorry for it!!!
Sorry I didn't post a comment until today, but I was busy making up a language... it sounds kind of evil...

Anonymous said...

That is soooo sad... It's the way of life that the couger is a preditor, we are predetors too. When we move around the country, do we get shot? No, but when other preditors move around the country, they get shot. People could have handled that a lot better. Transport it back like they do bears would be a much better option.
Sekrit7

E-star said...

Wow Elizabeth, you can't belive how happy I am because something interesting is happending in Sweden! ^^ But I'm not surprised that they hadn't found the tree untill now. Sweden has a lot of forest, most of the country is forest and that is the reason that there isn't so many people living here.

And I really think you guys should check out this cool hotel in Jukkasjarvi (north of Sweden). It's completely made off ice! It mellts in summer, so they built it up again every winter. I havn't visit it, but I really would like to! Check it out on:
http://www.icehotel.se/

Patsee said...

Chicago is better than Austin, and here's one more reason xD

ss chick said...

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! i didnt even read. I just saw that picture and couldnt take it. usually i'm pretty tough when it comes to gross, depressing, or unnatural things. but... 0.0 ... c'mon!!!! its just to much...

Kirsten Miller said...

Elizabeth: Thanks for the links! Also, Bringing up Baby is one of my favorite movies, too!

Invisible Turtle: Making up a language? Do tell.

E-Star: That hotel is really great! But how comfortable could you be sleeping on a bed of ice, I wonder?

Kitty said...

Poor kitty... TT-TT

FN da World Dictator said...

ugghhh...cruel people deserved to be executed.