Beautiful, Wild and DangerousBook - 2013
Statistics from the past two hundred years show that nearly half the attacks on humans have occurred since 1990. Paula Wild describes surprisingly frequent urban sightings and the mysterious predatory habits of the cougar, as well as the magical powers attributed to them by First Nations people and the cougar's history as it transitioned from predator to prey during the bounty hunting years. She illuminates their lives in captivity and she delves into the research on the role they play in the delicate balance of our ecosystem. The Cougar is a skillful blend of natural history, scientific research, First Nations stories and first person accounts. With her in-depth research, Wild explores the relationship between mountain lions and humans, and provides the most up-to-date information on cougar awareness and defence tactics for those living, working or travelling in cougar country.
Publisher: Madeira Park, BC :, Douglas & McIntyre,, 
Branch Call Number: 599.7524 WIL NVD
Characteristics: 288 pages, 16 unnnumered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm