Mountain Lions in Connecticut? - Page 2
The eastern United States has more than enough whitetail deer and other animals to sustain a population of mountain lions. The lions are very efficient hunters and are reclusive enough to generally avoid contact with humans. It is amazing how close to humans many predators can live undetected.
Is this an isolated incident of an escaped pet or are there more out there? I don't know the answer for sure but I firmly believe that nature is resourceful enough to support a growing large predator population. In many areas, deer populations are at an all time high so it only makes sense that predators would gravitate to those food rich environments.
Nature is indeed in need of rehabilitation in many areas but in others, it is thriving better than ever. Keep your eyes peeled for a mountain lion coming soon to your area.
Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stringer