Cougars are incredibly cool cats! If you want to know a little more about them before coming to the program next week, try these puzzlers. (Scroll down past the last teaser to see details for the presentation at Thetford Academy). Question # 1: I have the greatest range of habitat of any large terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. WHY do you think I hold this honor? Question #2 I'm considered an efficient and agile hunter. I can even bring down animals that are seven times my size. However there are four species that I have to compete with for food. Can you name three? Question #3: I hold the Guinness record for the animal with the highest number of names. 40 in English alone. Can you come up with 5 other names I am known by? Question #4: Despite my strength and hunting skills, I am often not included in the Big Cat family, partly because we cannot roar. However, we do make very distinct calls and vocalizations, some of which are referenced in our popular names. Can you imagine What these vocalizations sound like? _______________ Don't miss this awesome presentation! WHAT: "The Cougar Returns to the East" WHO: Sue Morse - legendary tracker, field naturalist and award-winning photographer WHEN: Thursday, April 16th at 7pm WHERE: Thetford Academy, Thetford, VT in Martha Rich Theater WHY: to spark your curiosity and appreciation for the natural world! All ages welcome* refreshments served* Happily and enthusiastically sponsored by the Thetford and West Fairlee Conservation Commissions Questions? Contact Libby Chapin 333-9308 or Peggy Willey 333-4155 --------------------------- You received this message as a subscriber on the email@example.com discussion list. When replying to a posting, if you receive the list digest, use the "Reply to sender" or "Reply to list" links at the end of the individual message. If you receive each posting as a separate email, use your mail program's Reply or Reply-To-All function, as appropriate. Please edit your reply to include only the relevant portions of the original posting, not the entire email. All Upper Valley-wide posts should be sent ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone can subscribe to this group by sending a blank message to email@example.com. To be removed from this list, send a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the list homepage with posting guidelines and instructions for changing your subscription options, visit http://lists.valley.net/lists/info/fairlee. The archives with all previous messages posted to this list can be found at http://lists.valley.net/lists/arc/fairlee. This discussion list is provided at no cost by Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, working to engage citizens, organizations, and communities in creating solutions to our region's challenges. To learn more, go to www.vitalcommunities.org.