Thursday, July 21, 2016

Too many deer? How about cougars or mountain lions?

Too many deer? Get cougars, scientsts say

Even though cougars killed 21 people and attacked 152 in the United States and Canada between 1890 and 2008, scientists estimate cougars would indirectly save far more people from death (5 per year) and injury (680 per year) by reducing deer-vehicle collisions than they would likely directly kill (< 1 per year) or injure (~5 per year). [Keep in mind that there have been no deer related deaths in Mt. Lebanon.] But scientists think the risk of one human death by cougar could indirectly save far more people from potential deaths.

Oy vey.

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