Did you read the title and pause a moment for of silence in honor of that once great species?
Yeah, we have our share of mountain lions in Colorado … but that’s the western mountain lion.
Looking back over the years, relationships between Boulder residents and cougars have been tenuous to say the least. Some want them to stay because, after all, the big cats were here first. Others fear for the safety of their children, cats and dogs. David Baron’s chilling tale, “The Beast in the Garden,” provides a particularly detailed account of the early 1990s when tensions were especially high.
Most of those worries are warranted. Mountain lions are scary.
But in the midst of those concerns, the animal itself is a pretty darn cool.
So what do you think? Is Boulder blessed to have them? Or is the east coast lucky they’re gone?