Colorado authorities successfully haze cougar. Why do states differ when responding?
This story illustrates that although science is constant, states differ in their response to mountain lion incidents. Colorado authorities successfully hazed a mountain lion that had a deer cache under the deck of a family home. The agency removed the deer and made life a little uncomfortable for the lion to deter it from further activity in the area. Yet in Oregon the policy is automatic execution for any lion that is seen near human development. Most states claim to base their protocols on science so what is so different from the science that Oregon is using from the science utilized by Colorado?
Thank you Colorado for not inciting panic and for being realistic about how we can safely and humanely respond to mountain lions.