Very early on a recent morning, a cougar was found waiting outside a Harrah’s casino in Reno, Nev. That’s not particularly unusual, except in this case we mean “cougar” as in the large wildcat also known as a puma, panther, or mountain lion.
This is of concern for a number of reasons:
- When cougars leave their habitat and make their way to civilization it is generally because they are lacking resources like food, water, and space.
- Cougars can be very dangerous — a cougar recently mauled a boy in British Columbia.
- Generally people only go to Harrah’s if they are trying to get points for free tickets on Southwest. Forget about the dangers of cougars in airports — what about cougars with drink coupons?
The cougar has been returned to the wild, where he will continue to work on his unbeatable card-counting system.
- Cougar that tries to enter NV casino released, Mercury News
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