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Published:October 1st, 2015 15:51 EST

Why Did the Cougar Climb on Top of the Power Pole?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A mountain lion climbed up a 35-foot-high wooden power pole Tuesday afternoon about two miles south of Cougar Buttes on East End Road.


The mountain lion came down from the pole sometime Tuesday night and was not seen in the area on Wednesday, according to local residents."

Daily Press

Never mind "Why did the chicken cross the road?", why did the cougar climb the power pole?

Perhaps the most pertinent question is: What caused the cougar to climb the pole? If there is something that would terrify a cougar and cause it to seek refuge on top of a power pole, the residents of Cougar Buttes should be very, very afraid.

I`m glad I don`t live in the boonies, the only thing I see on top of telephone poles in my neighborhood are crows.

It must be a very slow news day in this desert community  ...

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