Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Not welcome in Chicago

A cougar ran loose in Chicago on Monday for the first time since the city's founding in the 19th Century. But by day's end, the animal lay dead in a back alley on the North Side, shot by police who said they feared it was turning to attack. No one knew where the 5-foot long, 150-pound cat came from, though on Saturday Wilmette police had received four reports of a cougar roaming that suburb, roughly 15 miles from the site of Monday's shooting. Source: Chicago Tribune

4 comments:

WolfGirl said...

This is just sad. These stories make me want to cry...the poor animal is just trying to live and doesn't know any better. That's what we get for building on their territory but once again humans prove to be vicious when it comes to boundaries.

jan said...

I agree that it's very sad, but it's the way of the world. Humans keep expanding their territories, and animals don't have a chance.

Julie said...

There's a big controversy in Chicago right now, asking whether it was a justified shooting or not.

Joey and Maggie said...

This was such a sad story. The animals of this planet have nowhere to go.

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