they are pretty, but don't be fooled, they eat people all the time in CA. What you are looking at is a WILD animal and try to remember that. They have killed a great many people and there is a reason why you don't find many in WI. The original settlers called them "panthers", that's what Laura Ingalls referred to them as, and the white settlers and according to Laura Ingalls, the American Indians, killed them whenever they found them because they DO kill and eat humans when they have the opportunity and so do wolf packs. I have traveled all over the West and you really have to respect the wild animals and not think of them as you do your dog or cat. In fact, some peoples' dogs have been a problem. Out west, something was killing people's sheep and young cattle and other animals and they found out it was someone's standard size poodle, yes you heard that, that was doing the killing. Even domestic pets can do bad things. Don't go out in the woods at night around Tomahawk. There are cougars in WI again and I have been told by a relative there that there are wolves, too. Don't tempt them or your view of them will change...in fact, it would seem, according to what I have heard, that you would rather see a black bear than wolves or a cougar, just don't camp out in the woods and be stupid enough to have food, drinks, perfumes, or anything that smells good to a wild animal in your tent (you will get mice or other rodents if you don't get coyotes or a bear or two), and watch out for wolves, coyotes and cougars...a coyote ate someone's pet poochie in Madison and all of the sudden the liberals were screaming for the deaths of the "savage" creatures whereas a few weeks before they were all agaga that they could see wild animals in Madison. Funny how fast the liberals will change when something they previously loved gets to them directly!
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