Hiker scares cougar with music: “I guess he didn’t want to eat anything that leaves a Metallica taste in his mouth.”

A hiker in Vancouver, British Columbia credits her love for Metallica songs with helping her avoid a potentially deadly situation when she was being stalked by a cougar. Dee Gallant, 45, was hiking in South Duncan on July 23. She had her dog Murphy to keep her company. The two were only a few …

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Introducing Mountain Lions to Eastern America Could Save Human Lives

Mountain lions can save lives. This has been suggested by safety experts, who took the lead from a group of wildlife scientists from Western states and Alaska who have been studying the effect that cougars have upon road accidents. Sophie Gilbert a wildlife ecologist working at the University of Idaho and Laura Prugh of …

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