We all know the term cougar can mean more than one thing. One meaning describes an older human female who preys on younger males and the other a wild feline, who you hope never preys on you. Below is a comparison of the two.
|Urban Cougar||Rural Cougar||Winner|
|Size/wt||Variable (100+ lb)||Usually (64 to 141 lb)||Rural|
|Body||Variable||Toned and musclar||Rural|
|Temperament||Calm to Crazy||Aggressive to outsiders||Urban|
|Chances they will fight with another female?||High||High||Draw|
|Claws||Manicured||Sharp & Deadly||Rural|
|Range||15 Square miles||29-190 Square miles||Rural|
|Feeding habits||Something someone else prepare||Caught or already dead animals||Rural|
|Chances they’ll stay the night||High||Low||Rural|
|Chance they’ll want to snuggle and not eat you||High||Low||Urban|
|# of Off-spring/# of years at home||Variable / 18+||1-3 / 2 max||Rural|
|# of Ex’s||Variable||Variable||Draw|
|Monogamous or Polygamous||Both||Most likely Polygamous||Draw|
|Social Compatibility||Can’t shut them up||Solitary||Rural|
|Cost of meeting one||Your wallet||Your life||Urban|
The tally…Urban took 3 points, and the Rural took 8 points. If you choose a winner based on points the Rural wins, but going this route could cost you more than you want. You decide.
Get out there!