Academic journal article The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Beast in the Garden

Academic journal article The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Beast in the Garden

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The Beast in the Garden, by David Baron. Norton, November 2003. $24.95

On a mild winter day in iggi in Idaho Springs, Colorado, a mountain lion of moderate size made a quick kill of an eighteen-year-old athlete and dragged him away for dinner. There had been forcwarnings of such an event by two field biologists who had become alarmed while observing the changing behavior of mountain lions along the Front Range. The lions had begun prowling through residential areas to prey on shrub-feeding deer and on domestic animals. Upon encountering humans they seemed unafraid, and some lions even crouched and whipped their tails in an aggressive posture. "It's only a matter of time before someone gets killed," the biologists declared in calling for a control and prevention program. "No. The lions are not a threat to people," responded state game managers, parroting conventional wisdom. Community meetings were called to discuss the increasing number of ominous happenings. …

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