If you read “COUGAR!”, you know that the action revolves around a fictional conspiracy to import large, predatory animals back into areas that they had previously been eradicated from. Of course the villains are members of a shadowy and elusive section of the government who overstep their authority at every turn, making for interesting and fast paced reading.
Isn’t it funny how life imitates art? We have a massive coyote population in most areas of the country, large cougars being sighted in places where only fictional cougars dared to roam, bears, wolves, and wolverines all playing hob with animal populations in every state.
As if that isn’t odd enough, I wrote about a plot by biologists in Virginia (a fictional account, of course) who were engaged in seeding rattlesnakes on to private property. Guess what, Hunters here in Tennessee have been talking about biologists dropping rattlesnakes out of helicopters in an effort to re-introduce them back into certain areas where turkeys abound. The snakes are protected here, of course, so it is the old shoot, shovel, and shut up shuffle if you run across them in the wild. I will be talking with hunters next week around the area to try and get more info so stay tuned. In the meantime, watch where you step!
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