Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mountain Lions Again...With Extra Weirdness

The Cougars were put here by the Guvmint:

A local doctor says he was told several years ago by a government worker, whose name he does not remember, that a wildlife agency released two mountain lions in Moore County, possibly to control the deer population.

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Lineberger couldn’t say for sure, but he recalls that the reason given was to control the deer population.

“What I remember is that the question probably arose, ‘Why would you do that? Why would you release mountain lions in Moore County?’” Lineberger said. “And it wasn’t to control the golfers.”

While Lineberger initially thought the worker was from the U.S. Forest Service, he is not positive that is the case.

“What I do remember is the guy told me he’d been working for whoever it was for 20, 25 years, and it was certainly a government agency,” Lineberger said. “I just can’t remember which one.”

So...were they dropped from rogue helicopters?


5 comments:

Lori G. Armstrong said...

Meow :)

JD Rhoades said...

Oh, my...

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

“And it wasn’t to control the golfers.”

Cougars keep the old and sickly golfers from weakening the herd.

For The Trees said...

In my experience, cougars are attracted by fresh divots...sorta like catnip for them.

And yes, they were embedded by black helicopter. How else???

Stacey Cochran said...

There's an attack on a golf course in my novel.

I'm beginning to wonder if my folks are behind all this over in Moore County.

SC