19 Oct 2009
Missouri does have a cougar problem, sort of. The problem isn’t cougars wreaking havoc over the state. The problem is that that only 0.26% of the cougar reports in the state of Missouri over the last 4 years were actually cougars.
Missouri needs an eight-member cougar team because it, like other nearly cougarless states, has a bad case of “cougar hysteria,” as Mr. Beringer puts it. Of the 765 cougar reports Missouri has received since 2005, only two have been verified.