Monday, January 16, 2006
freese family farm, iowa: where the wild things purportedly are
(Coincidentally, 'Cougars' is the nickname of the consolidated high school in my hometown)
Rumor has it that there's a cougar on the loose around these parts. My mom was telling me how a neighboring farmer used to have twenty-some feral cats that lurked around his machinery shed. Now there are only three, and some of the dead cats "heads was crushed where he [the alleged coyote] killed them, the fur was still there, but he'd eaten the insides out, and [the farm owner] looked on the Internet and that's the way cougars do." Somebody else even says they had a photo of it. A cousin of mine, however, says "I ain't believing there's a cougar until I see it with my own eyes."