As reported by the American-Statesman’s Mark D. Wilson, investigators believe a mountain lion killed a deer that was found in the area of Blue Hole Regional Park in Wimberley. In in a Facebook post, Hays County Precinct 3 Constable Ray Helm said trail cameras have been put in the area to determine if a big cat was the culprit. Authorities had previously received a report of another deer killed by a big cat. “They are not after people, as there is a huge food source of deer and other animals for them,” Helm said. “If you encounter a mountain lion, they will avoid you. Keep pepper spray or some hornet spray while you walk the parks.”
Fran Wehmeyer Hanlin: Why search for it? Praying this beautiful animal is left alone. If such animals scare you, then don’t live in the country.
Theresa Allen: So, a wild animal. Doing what wild animals do. In the wild. Shocked.
George Cree: It’s what lions do!
Suanne Smedley: Leave it alone! It’s only doing what comes natural. Humans are infringing on their homes, anyway.
John Fricker: Leave the cat alone. The deer need to be culled.
Blaine Ball: Is that not what mountain lions and deer do? They have an agreement. “Circle of Life,” we all had this explained to us in “The Lion King.”
Bri Marie Hail: Predatory animal kills and eats deer. What am I missing here?
Marcie Moore: Probably because all of the neighborhoods going up and running them out of their homes.
Sarah Wing: So, let me get this straight: It’s now the lion’s fault for doing what nature intended it to do?
Atha Cameron: Do they expect a mountain lion to go vegan cause it’s in a certain area?