Book Review Time!


Shared on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 08:35
I have said it before and I will say it again, I am not really a blogger. Nor am I big on book reviews, although I do love to read. But sometimes a book touches you so deeply that you feel obligated to share your experience with all you can.

The book I am talking about, of course, is Cougar Attacks: Encounters of the Worst Kind by Kathy Etling. Now as you all know I am something of an amateur Zoologist with an extensive background in Cougars. Immediately, “Encounters of the Worst Kind” caught my eye. If anyone is an expert on cougar attacks it is most certainly me. I just had to read this book.

Of course, I didn't read the book, but I did read a few lines on and I must say I don't really remember a thing about them. However, I still feel duty bound to steal from the reviews that other people wrote and provide some insight and analysis.

"Kathy Etling has done an amazing job, presenting lots of exciting and scary real-life stories while keeping a rational perspective of the rarity of these events and the positive values of cougars to humans..."

Cougars are scary. I am thinking of one right now and a shudder just went up my spine. Anywho, I am sure there are good real-life stories in the book but I will bet dollars to doughnuts that mine and yours are better. Screw Etling for trying to one up me.

"We should not fear cougars, but respect their behaviors, abilities, and habitat (editors note: By habitat he means Ohio). We can live with this magnificent predator by educating ourselves on how to reduce risk of interaction."

Amen to that, brother, but I think you meant how to reduce the risk of infection, not interaction. But it was well written and I will forgive your mistake.

In summary is a great resource for finding books about Cougars that you do not really plan to read but instead will use images and excerpts in a sad attempt to be funny or witty. This book, which probably should be read by everyone and made required reading in all schools north of the Mason-Dixon line (I don't think they read books in the South), probably details what happens when Cougars attack. And I know from experience this is a lot more common than most people believe.


MikeJames's picture
Submitted by MikeJames on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 08:36
Who would have though that you knew how to read?
SUPimp's picture
Submitted by SUPimp on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 08:42
He can read only if it pertains to cougars. He loves the cougars. I think he even called a cougar at the zoo one night while playing halo. He could be called a cougar hunter....or stalker. They kind of mean the same thing.
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Submitted by ekattan on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 08:44
I read the book "When jellyfish attack". I don't spend much time in the mountains.
twistedcaboose's picture
Submitted by twistedcaboose on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 08:53
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Submitted by Caduceus on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 09:13
> (I don't think they read books in the South) We sure don't. We shoot first and ask questions later. It might be a magnificent predator, but it might be delicious, too.
YEM's picture
Submitted by YEM on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 09:31
twistedcaboose's picture
Submitted by twistedcaboose on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 09:35
It's not that funny yem :P
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Submitted by Lbsutke on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 09:54
Oh that shit is Funny to the tenth power. +500 for Markus!!!
twistedcaboose's picture
Submitted by twistedcaboose on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:04
Suck it LB
YEM's picture
Submitted by YEM on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:07
no really, it is funny x10 like LB said
Big0ne's picture
Submitted by Big0ne on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:15
Nice Markus! +1110981685
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Submitted by Speedbump on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:18
The editor stated that the habitat for the cougar was "Ohio". I believe it also extends to the Chicago region in the warmer summer months.
twistedcaboose's picture
Submitted by twistedcaboose on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:21
Don't you start too Mark. lol
Markus's picture
Submitted by Markus on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:24
I have so many allies. It is great when we unite against a common enemy!

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