New cougar sighting, Discovery Park closed

Discovery Park has been shut down after another Magnolia resident spotted a cougar in the area. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is setting traps in the area, and officers will attempt to track the cougar with Karelian bear dogs. Our sister site, MagnoliaVoice, was the first to break the story about the cougar, and they have complete coverage here.

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ryan5379
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ryan5379

There's a lot of cougars in Magnolia. Most of them hunt on younger dudes though. Or they're at The Villiage Pub. I would say that if you stay away from any place that serves Busch Light, you should be safe.

great idea
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great idea

if I see one more 'Cougar-as-an-older-woman-on-the-prowl' joke, I might just throw up. I mean, don't the males hunt at all? where did this analogy come from, some horrible reality tv show?

Frayed Knot
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Frayed Knot

Sick bags are in the seat in front of you. Cougar jokes FTW!

ryan5379
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ryan5379

Viceroy-You can thank the NHL hockey players for the cougar reference. Lighten up on the sensitivity…put your mochacinno down, and take a deep breath. While breathing in, remind yourself that there are people in this world with far less brain power than you. It should cool your nevers.

Ralph
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Ralph

NHL? Do tell…

great idea
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great idea

I also don't understand the NHL reference.

I mean there's the Panthers in Florida, but no Cougar team. And most NHL players probably get hot, young chicks, not some over-the-hill divorcee.

LovrienS
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LovrienS

I had never heard of Karelian bear dogs before, so I went to the WA Wildlife Dept's page, and read all about them. Funny thing, my mother bought a dog from a reservation litter a few years ago that we always assumed was a husky-cattle dog mix. Low and behold, I see her twin on that page, finally identifying her heritage! My mother insists she will still refer to her “Gypsy” as her “reservation mutt”. :)

Jesse
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Jesse

first one was slightly funny.

The subsequent 50 lack originality.

Corbeau
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Corbeau

Damn, I was running laps at Discovery all morning and didn't see the kitty. Funny thing is I was running in Discovery because last time I went out to Cougar Mountain Park I did see a cougar. Go figure.

keyboard kitty
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keyboard kitty

What is sad is how many women on here think they're cougars, but in reality are OLD MAID. amirite?

Jonathan Stuart Pryce
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As with the bear advice that has recently been appearing at various and sundry THs in the Cascades, just, remember these simple rules . . .

Never pull a cougar's tail.

Hugging cougar kittens is inadvisable.

Don't play “Got Your Nose” with cougars.

If a cougar steals your car keys, they're gone, dude.

Don't lend money to cougars.

Amateurish imitations of Sylvester, e.g., loudly exclaiming, “Sufferin' succotash!” will not placate an annoyed cougar.

Never give cougar a wedgie.

Joolz
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Joolz

When I was a kid, we kept cougars as pets. Our pet cougar was the rowing team coxswain. That's when BHS teams were the Fighting Cougars. It's a funny story about how it was changed to the Beavers, but I'll tell that one another time.

Now that we have condos and no good soda fountains the cougars aren't as interested in being part of the family.

Silver
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Speaking as a crone, old maid or cougar, depending on the day and/or company I'm in, let me assure you that your meat is in no immediate danger.

Silver
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Jonathan Stuart Pryce – what on earth are you holding up in that pic on your Facebook page? It looks like a fossilized dinosaur tongue!

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Ha! :-)

Jules
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Jules
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Jules

Joolz ; I take it that you are up late on a school night. Either that , or you are one of the many jerks who moved here from some hellhole back East, bought an overpriced condo, eat sushi because it's “exotic”, and wonder why all the locals never invite you over, and think that they are all “unfriendly.”

BTW, if you attended the Dog Day, you can pay me for/return any prize you may have received. That's 3 weeks of my life I'll never get back, and for the likes of people like you, it would seem.

Joolz
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Joolz

i was born here as were my parents and their parents. i'm not from one of those eastern hellholes! I'm insulted!

Jules
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Jules

I do realize that virtually everyone who posts on this forum is from somewhere else. .most people who grew up here mainly don't care what newcomers think about much.

Plus, virtually every single person who came to the Dog Day was a newcomer. How do I know? Because not one of them thanked me at the event. Not one. Not one person offered to get the volunteers a cup of coffee…and if they'd grown up in Seattle, they'd have nicer manners.

Ergo, you can't be from here, either.

Shouldn't you be in bed? Doesn't school start soon? Does your mom know you're up this late?

joolz
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joolz

I didn't attend dog day, because I don't have a dog. I haven't gotten over the death of my beloved scraps and i'm just not ready for another.

I do think it's wonderful that you did it out of the goodness of your heart and for the love of the doggies of ballard! It's such a selfless act, especially since you've asked for nothing in return. It's a true testament to the Old Ballard spirit we share!

I can assure you that had I attended, I'd have brought you coffee and would have even offered to fetch you a Reuben and a nice slice of pie. It's a shame there's no good pie in Ballard these days.

School? I wish I were still in school, but I finished school when the earth was still cooling.

Jules
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Jules

Yeah, your sarcasm is heartwarming. Actually, I spent $100 of myown money, donated some of the prizes, and spent 3 weeks of my time for the dog owners of Ballard, for what? You're right, I got nothing in return. Except, apparently, getting kicked in the teeth.

And I won't be doing it again, thanks. We were going to; but you've sealed the deal. Hey, all the dog owners can thank you! It's the new spirit of Ballard!

Jules
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Jules

Oh, yeah, I'll ask the Geeky Swedes for your email address, so the representatives of Old Dog Haven, PAWS, Purebred Dog Rescue and German Shepherd Search dogs who were there, will know exactly who to thank for not doing the event next year. We were planning to make it a benefit. This year it was free! I'm sure they'd like to thank you, personally.

It's the NEW spirit of Ballard!

SPG
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SPG

I heard the term at least 10 years ago, probably more, and it was ski town parlance for the older ladies that would take advantage of the male:female ratio typical in most ski towns.

SPG
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SPG

Jules, Don't feed the trolls. It's like trying to win against a little kid repeating everything you say back to you. Unless you're going to have fun with it too, you won't win.
Secondly, as much as I'd like to jump in here and get your back you're not making it easy for anyone to do so when you call them poor mannered hell hole dwellers and the root of all evil laying waste to was once Utopia. Can you really be surprised that when you go after an entire group of people that one of them might actually take the time to say something back? joolz may be an extremely irritating troll, and not particularly funny to me, but to some degree you are responsibility for inciting these attacks. I'd suggest you ignore them and they'll tire of the shtick. I'd also suggest you do a little soul searching about your attitude towards those you didn't grow up with and the insults you make toward them. And please don't just come back on here with a list of grievances against “the others” as it just further aggravates the situation.

wongman
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wongman

I am surprised that the cougar was spotted in Discovery Park. I would have thought a sighting would have occurred in the early morning hours near the bars. There is really no need to track her, especially with dogs. Food is not the best bait, either.

The best bait is one or two colleged-aged men, slightly drunk, near the entrance of a bar. That is where you will find the cougar hunting. Excellent bait. The cougar will be attracted smell of liquor and allure of fresh meat.

I expect the cougar to be spotted and controlled within 24 hours. TGIF!

Wait . . . . am I getting this story wrong?

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