On one of my recent visits to the zoo,
cougars Shasta and Haley were having a discussion about the best place to take a nap.
Both of the cougars are young cats and their stories are similar.
It is legal to kill cougars under certain circumstances.
It is illegal to kill female cougars with kits.
Both Haley and Shasta's mothers were killed.
Shasta had two siblings that were found quickly and rescued, but Shasta went hiding.
He was finally found and made his way to the Houston Zoo where he is now the official
mascot of the University of Houston cougars.
Just look at those feet!
They share a lovely habitat -- plenty of room to climb, run and jump and no one to shoot them.
Thanks to Misty for hosting Camera Critters each week.
Wishing all of you well and much joy.