Re(3): Definition of a Breeding Population IP: 184.108.40.206 Posted on February 13, 2015 at 03:06:28 PM by weather01089
We ask the state wildlife agencies this question, and they are evasive, saying they don't concern themselves with extinct species.
How much breeding is really an unknown. We only have the little evidence we have, but its credible. The Vermont incident Chris keeps dismissing is pretty obvious. A sighting of cougar tracks, confirmed tracks, and a sighting of the animal briefly and scat. The scat isn't the size of a coyote, nor are the tracks. Because one tester came back with coyote DNA, the other cougar, is meaningless. Its possible to get cougar scat with coyote material in it. But the track size, and scat size was consistent with cougar.
Is this good? Sure it is, its a natural occurrence. The habitat is well documented here, and the deer population is out of control. Replies: There have been no replies.