Cougar Killed on Chicago’s North Side

Big cat sightings in Illinois are not exactly common, but they definitely occur — but are usually dismissed. Last week a cougar was spotted in Chicago, and according to the Chicago Tribune (via Cryptomundo), it’s the first confirmed sighting of a cougar in the city of Chicago since the 1800s. Unfortunately, police shot the animal in a back alley — saying they feared it was turning to attack.

Rest in peace, cougar. Humans kinda suck.

Cryptomundo also links to video here.

Update: National Geographic has some interesting theories, including the assertion that this cat can’t have come from Illinois.

Cougar image from Wikipedia.

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