Last week we learned that the cougar killed this year in Connecticut had wandered through the Adirondacks, having started its incredible 1,800-mile journey in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The news came a full eight months after the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) took photographs of the cougar’s tracks and collected hair samples. A few online commenters suggested that the department was intentionally sitting on the information. Brian Nearing reports in the Albany Times Union that DEC didn’t notify local officials of the potential sighting.
“It does no one any good to put out conjectural information,” Gordon Batcheller, DEC chief wildlife biologist, » Continue Reading.