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10/20/2011

House Cat Stares Down Young Cougar

Gail Loveman of Boulder, Colorado was trying to get some work done on her home computer when she was interrupted by rustling noises behind her. Assuming it was one of her house cats getting into mischief, Gail turned around to find Zeus, her Maine Coon cat, staring down a juvenile cougar through the sliding glass door. Zeus casually sat by the door watching as his larger cousin curiously pawed the glass and bounced around. Eventually the cougar got bored and returned to his mother on the other side of the yard. Loveman snapped a series of photos during the encounter and captured some great shots of the cougar duo as they passed through her yard. She said she felt "blessed" to have the rare opportunity to see cougars up close; "I was thinking what an amazing experience this was."
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