Learn the real story about cougars

  • Friday, March 9, 2012 6:35pm
  • Life

These cougars don’t play football.

We’re talking about the big cats who are the top predator of the Pacific Northwest forests. The secretive felines whose reputations are shrouded in mystery and misinformation.

Learn the real story behind cougars as Washington state Fish and Wildlife expert Brian Kertson presents “Cougars!” on Thursday at McCollum Park in Everett.

Kertson, who has 10 years experience conducting intensive field-based cougar research in the Cascade Range, will touch on the topics of cougar ecology, behavior and management. He will help the audience learn how to identify signs of cougars in the field and the keys to coexisting with the big cats.

You will also discover how large cougars can grow, how many kittens they have, how long they live in the wild, their favorite food and whether they really enjoy life in the suburbs.

You will also get to “hunt” for cougar — with your eyes. Kertson will show several “deep forest” photos and you will be asked to find the cougar. The first one to meet the challenge will receive a prize of an Adopt A Stream poster.

“Cougars!” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

Call 425-316-8592 to reserve your seat.

Adopt A Stream Foundation members $5; nonmembers $7. For more information go to www.streamkeeper.org.

Herald staff

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