Originally Posted by Vixen16
You know.. you hear about cougars and BobCats attacking people almost all the time... yet... your Big Cats dont give me the "I wouldnt wanna get near that thing" feeling.
Beautiful Babies you have there!!
So any New Pics Lately??
When I was younger and we use to travel all the time.. We would perposly Go out of are way to stop at the Tiger Truck Stop in Cross Tete, Louisiana to se the Tigers... I cant tell you how many times iv been there. ((Gosh those were the days))
Cougars and Bobcats attacking people all the time? Well, that is not really true at all. Most people will never see a cougar or a bobcat in the wild. A cougar is sometimes called the Ghost cat, because they are very elusive in the wild, same with the bobcat. Yes, cougar attacks have been known to happen, with people getting killed, but these are very few and far between. In fact, from the years 1890 to present, there have been 22 reported deaths by cougars. Now, between 1900-2000, there have been over 4,000 cougars killed by humans. I do not have the exact number of bobcat attacks on humans, but I would assume that number is even lower, but I know the number of bobcats killed by humans is well into the thousands. In fact, from 1996 to 2003, more than 18,000 bobcats have been killed by us humans. Can not find any statistics on humans killed by bobcats at the moment. This information was found in the books, Listening to Cougar
Marc Bekoff and Cara Blessley Lowe, Editors, Foreward by Jane Goodall and Bobcat Master of Survival
by Kevin Hansen
As for our big cats, they were born in captivity and have been around humans since day 1. The bond they share with us is beyond amazing. There is nothing that makes me happier, than to hear our cougar's loving chirp and purr every time he sees me or to hear the wroow wroow wroow, call of our bobcats, when they try to wake me up at 5 am
Tiger truck stop? Hmmm, I would stop in there all the time too
Yes, I have lots of new pictures
By the way, Carmelo is feeling much better and back to his normal smarty pants self