To some Westporters, the word “cougar” conjures up images of Benjamin Braddock and Mrs. Robinson.
Others think of the nation’s largest, deer-stalking cat.
News 12 is carrying a story about sightings in Westport and Cos Cob. (They call it a mountain lion; according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service, “cougar,” “mountain lion” and “puma” all refer to the same animal.)
Cougars have no natural enemies. Eastern cougars’ primary prey includes white-tailed deer, porcupines and other smaller mammals.
Keep your pets in at night!