As long as I am posting about game-camera photos, a hunter's camera has now proved the existence of cougars in northern Minnesota.
Bill Berg, now retired after a long career as wildlife biologist for the DNR in Grand Rapids, says he saw two videos and a few pictures of mountain lions in northern Minnesota, but it was always difficult to know if the animals were wild or escaped pets.
But Berg doesn’t doubt that a few mountain lions exist in Minnesota at any given time.
“No doubt there’s an animal now and then, and I think some of them are wild animals dispersing and some are cats that got too big for the kitty litter.”
Usage question: Can we call them mountain lions in Minnesota, which is a little short on actual mountains?
Without actual mountains, seizing the moral high ground in the best Boulder, Colo., style will be only a metaphorical act.