Do pumas prowl R.I., or just our imaginations? December 7, 2019 Rhode Isand

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Do pumas prowl R.I., or just our imaginations?  December 7, 2019 Rhode Isand, Providence Journal
... the specimen was collected (read: shot) in “1847-48.” It was purchased by the museum nearly 100 years later, and the skin and skull are still there — the remains of the last cougar shot in Rhode Island... extirpation probably came about through a combination of deforestation and unregulated exploitation of wildlife in general. The deer population was nearly eliminated for quite some time.” ..,

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