'Cougar' sighting in Stickney puts neighbors on alert

A possible cougar sighting in west suburban Stickney has officials in neighboring communities on edge. Full Story
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Angie

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 23, 2008
Tranquillizing would be nice if its possible though sometimes those things don't work out. However, for all the complaints about shooting large cats instead of capturing them, nobody wants to be the parent of the toddler that gets eaten by them in the backyard. Its time to give some leeway and hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
conservationist

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Apr 23, 2008
Can't say I didn't see this coming. Anybody want to take any bets on how many "cougar" sightings the police are going to have to respond to over the next few months?

Seems like the suburban police departments are making sure they are prepared just in case.

Since: Apr 08

Lake In The Hills, IL

#3 Apr 23, 2008
here we go again, get the dart guns ready
huh

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 23, 2008
what's a cougar
Jason Podolski

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 23, 2008
"If it can be contained without a threat to anyone, we would tranquilize it," said Kushner at the City Council meeting. "[Zoo officials] told us that cougars are definitely not to be underestimated and are capable of killing a human. If it became necessary, the most effective way to neutralize the animal is with a 12-gauge shotgun."

i think the most effective way to neutralize anything or anyone is using a 12-gauge shotgun
eddie shore

Hammond, IN

#9 Apr 23, 2008
Lets send the people who do not want to shoot it out with a big net to capture it
U Mean Stink-ney

Falls Church, VA

#10 Apr 23, 2008
Wow, the cougars go from Wilmette to Stink-ney. Talk about a drop in standards.
gman

Palos Hills, IL

#11 Apr 23, 2008
my mom is a cougar
Following the food source

Schaumburg, IL

#12 Apr 23, 2008
More deer = more cougars.
Danny Al Fayed

Buffalo Grove, IL

#13 Apr 23, 2008
There aren't any bars in Stickney... why are the cougars slumming like that?
spotte

Chicago, IL

#14 Apr 23, 2008
I saw a hot looking 50ish woman with tank top on! Is she a cougar?
spotted

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 23, 2008
Meow Meow that how you attract them!
TONY THE TIGER

Chicago, IL

#16 Apr 23, 2008
CON'T SHOOT A COUGAR...
SHOOT A BEAVER!!!!!
Motor City Madman

Park Ridge, IL

#17 Apr 23, 2008
I saw a cougar outside Gibson's on Saturday. Took her home too...
Meow

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 23, 2008
I live in Stickney and am not sure I even want to know what lives behind the Water Reclamation, just as most people don't want to know what is in the I&M Canal. But knowitall, do tell, you're killing me!
Hawk

Oak Forest, IL

#19 Apr 23, 2008
He gone!
jan

United States

#20 Apr 23, 2008
No police chief wants to go to local schools for a "police officer is your friend" talk, only to be asked, "Why did you have to kill the cougar?" Chief Kushner is a smart guy.
zermatt

Wheaton, IL

#21 Apr 23, 2008
Kill it! Kill it now!

Oh wait, all of the people who want it relocated are converging on Stickney now to capture it themselves. The time that it takes is of no conern to these dedicated animal lovers. They canít trust law enforcement to make the correct decision.

People of Stickney and surrounding areas: have no fear as these crusaders will ensure that the animal is safe. Though some of you innocent humans may not fare as well. Human life is just not as important.
End is Near

Northbrook, IL

#22 Apr 23, 2008
It's really a Yeti in disguise. Maybe it will meet up with the coyotes.
Cougar lover

United States

#23 Apr 23, 2008
huh wrote:
what's a cougar
It's a hot older woman who likes younger men... Like Demi Moore.

Come on, who believes that Demi Moore would be seen in Stickney?

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