cougar


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A popular term for an older woman (30s to 50s) who sexually pursues younger men

cougar

a large, solid fawn-colored cat that resembles a short-legged maneless lion. Called also puma, mountain lion, Panthera concolor (syn. Felis concolor).
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The female cougar was shot in the head by wildlife officials; the officials lethally drugged the 6-month-old male cougar after they determined he was not a good candidate for captivity.
Review of Phantoms of the Prairie: the Return of Cougars to the Midwest, John W.
Just six months earlier, they and other DEC employees had been involved in an investigation of a cougar sighting in Lake George.
Murgo said the Cougar has ballistic protection for the radiator, fuel tanks, and battery compartments; and it is equipped with weapons ports, M240G mount, engineer/EOD tool storage, two spare tires, and a Nuclear.
Unlike early hunters and ranchers who probably shot cougars on sight and boasted only to neighbors, modern hikers who see a cougar in the wild consider themselves lucky and are more likely to report the sighting to a ranger.
When they are born, cougars have spots on their fur.
In response, cougar seasons were eliminated, bag limits doubled, controlled hunts were replaced with a general hunt format and the number of cougar tags issued increased from around 500 to more than 55,000 a year.
How did the introduction of Texas cougars helped revive the Florida panther population?
The majority of eastern cougar reports come from hunters and motorists, who catch only a fleeting glimpse of something moving on the edge of consciousness.
The Hendricks Park cougar's fate was the same that awaits any cougar that threatens people or their property - the law allows it to be killed.