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(WKRN Nashville)   Middle-aged women seeking out much younger men for romance or physical intimacy are expanding their territory in Tennessee. While carrying alligators on their backs   (wkrn.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Tennessee, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Hunting, evidence cougars, Nashville, Tennessee, course of the next year, immediate threat, hard evidence  
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2021-06-17 3:44:23 PM  
Article: one cougar seen again and again. Humphreys County is in the NNW part of the state.  When I was a kid I was taught that by now we would all have been overrun by killer bees.
 
2021-06-17 3:45:00 PM  
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2021-06-17 3:47:52 PM  
The alligators are just former cougars who didn't use enough moisturizer.
 
2021-06-17 3:49:08 PM  
Damnit, don't get my hopes up.

Also that's terrifying.
 
2021-06-17 3:49:16 PM  
"Cougars are fleeing from pythons in droves, confounding our current understanding of the species' behavior."
 
2021-06-17 3:49:28 PM  
If I ever encountered a mountain lion in the wild I'd puma pants.
 
2021-06-17 3:52:53 PM  

genner: [Fark user image 850x478]


"That girl look like she got a 'gator in a scissor lock" is not usually a compliment.

Usually.
 
2021-06-17 3:53:43 PM  

BigNumber12: "Cougars are fleeing from pythons in droves, confounding our current understanding of the species' behavior."


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...really?
 
2021-06-17 3:54:41 PM  
Huh.  Who knew?
 
2021-06-17 3:59:16 PM  
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Approach a cougar in the woods slowly, so as not to scare them away.
 
2021-06-17 3:59:26 PM  
I know about bears and cougars, but what scene are alligators into?
 
2021-06-17 4:00:16 PM  
Subby got me.
 
2021-06-17 4:01:43 PM  

MiddleAgedWoman: Huh.  Who knew?


Do get my hopes up.
 
2021-06-17 4:04:18 PM  

skyotter: I know about bears and cougars, but what scene are alligators into?


Man Groves.
 
2021-06-17 4:08:21 PM  

genner: [Fark user image image 850x478]


Goes by the name of Eunice Moses
 
2021-06-17 4:10:55 PM  
Flo: Al ... KISS MY GRITS!

You can eat anything you want at Alice's restaurant.  Excepting Alice.
 
2021-06-17 4:12:11 PM  
Oh no, it was Mel...
 
2021-06-17 4:16:44 PM  
What a cougar carrying an alligator may look like.

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2021-06-17 4:19:30 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 690x870]

Approach a cougar in the woods slowly, so as not to scare them away.


That made me realize God is real.
 
2021-06-17 4:24:28 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 690x870]

Approach a cougar in the woods slowly, so as not to scare them away.


Have always appreciated women who like to sit on wood.
 
2021-06-17 4:25:26 PM  
This headline is on to something. Let's start referring to old dudes who go after young women as alligators. Seems fitting.

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2021-06-17 4:27:00 PM  

DisseminationMonkey: This headline is on to something. Let's start referring to old dudes who go after young women as alligators. Seems fitting.

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They have leathery skin and once they grab on to you they will drag you under....
 
2021-06-17 4:28:52 PM  
Guy On A Buffalo - Episode 2 (Orphans, Cougars & What Not)
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Straight up mauled by a cougar.
 
2021-06-17 4:30:18 PM  
Mountain lions too.
Just don't mention mountain anything lion around.
 
2021-06-17 4:44:46 PM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Mountain lions too.
Just don't mention mountain anything lion around.


Puma, Cougar, Mountain Lion, Panther, all names for the same species, Puma concolor.

Also I'm kinda surprised that they didn't have them in Tennessee until recently, they were present in WV, KY, SE Ohio, and SW PA and have been expanding their territory as their numbers increase to the point where we've seen a few of them up here in NE Ohio (around the Cuyahoga Valley National Park greenway).
 
2021-06-17 4:48:59 PM  
While I enjoy a cougar thread as much as anyone, I'm kind of with Dissemination on the alligator thing.
 
2021-06-17 4:50:37 PM  

bughunter: The alligators are just former cougars who didn't use enough moisturizer.


Florida transplants 2 summers later.
 
2021-06-17 4:56:30 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 690x870]

Approach a cougar in the woods slowly, so as not to scare them away.


She wouldn't get very far in those shoes.
 
2021-06-17 5:02:42 PM  
I did not know Demi Moore was a fan of the Grand Ole Opry
 
2021-06-17 5:15:15 PM  
I saw a dead armadillo on I-40 east of Nashville last week. I read a while back that they make a good indicator species for warming trends because they are easy to identify and die in traffic so frequently.

This planet is in deep shiat.
 
2021-06-17 5:24:26 PM  

W_Scarlet: While I enjoy a cougar thread as much as anyone, I'm kind of with Dissemination on the alligator thing.


I'm gonna be an alligator.  Protected. I do what I want.
 
2021-06-17 5:26:20 PM  

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That's not a cougar for me.
 
2021-06-17 5:41:24 PM  
So that's where my wife has been...
 
2021-06-17 5:52:29 PM  

XSLUMLORDX: I saw a dead armadillo on I-40 east of Nashville last week. I read a while back that they make a good indicator species for warming trends because they are easy to identify and die in traffic so frequently.

This planet is in deep shiat.


Drove down to Memphis from southern Indiana in the fall of '19 and saw a ton of armadillo roadkill - almost the frequency of raccoons up here. I asked a Discord friend (from the Nashville area) if there's always been armadillos in TN, and he said only in the past 5 years or so.
 
2021-06-17 5:59:37 PM  
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2021-06-17 6:23:50 PM  
I look forward to reading about the deaths
 
2021-06-17 7:10:58 PM  
Tennessee doesn't have Volunteers to fend off the Gators? Huh.
 
2021-06-17 8:07:23 PM  
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The key is lubrication
 
2021-06-17 8:07:52 PM  

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That's got to be the saddest Dark Souls LARP I've ever seen.
 
2021-06-17 8:25:55 PM  
obligatory..

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2021-06-18 1:32:20 AM  

robodog: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Mountain lions too.
Just don't mention mountain anything lion around.

Puma, Cougar, Mountain Lion, Panther, all names for the same species, Puma concolor.

Also I'm kinda surprised that they didn't have them in Tennessee until recently, they were present in WV, KY, SE Ohio, and SW PA and have been expanding their territory as their numbers increase to the point where we've seen a few of them up here in NE Ohio (around the Cuyahoga Valley National Park greenway).


They have always been here. They are naturally a very cryptic animal, that's how they make their living, by sneaking up on stuff and not being seen. Back up in the woods and hollers of Perry and Wayne Counties in Middle Tennessee, along the Tennessee River, many of the old folks have a "painter" hide nailed up on a barn from ten or twenty or 50 years ago. For the most part, until they start taking chickens or pigs nobody bothers them much because they rarely see them, but it's not unusual to hear them, particularly during breeding season.

What has exploded in numbers is game cameras.

And for those upthread thinking armadillos are new immigrants the first time I ever saw an armadillo in Tennessee was in 1983 in Jackson, Tn., running across a bar parking lot late on a Saturday night. Having done three years at Fort Hood I knew what it was and when fellow revelers were skeptical about my identification of it I ran it down and caught it so they could see it.

I own 13 acres right on the Perry/Wayne county line, about a mile from the Lewis County line, and have seen game camera pictures of a cougar within a 1/4 mile of my place and tracks on it.

No gators, though.
 
2021-06-18 6:53:45 AM  
I saw a mountain lion or cougar (it was a big cat) on a mountain road near property that I have in western NC. I asked a neighbor about it and he said that 2 or 3 others had seen it too. If you could straight line walk it, the NC/TN state line is probably 70 or 80 miles away.
 
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