Last week the town of Jackson was surprised by an unexpected new resident – a mountain lion on High School Butte. First spotted Wednesday morning, the cougar remained on the butte for multiple days, guarding a deer carcass about 50 yards away from the juniper tree the cat had taken residence in. The rare wildlife siting attracted hundreds of people from all around the area, some even traveling hours to see the big cat.

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Noah Osnos

If you are wondering what keeping 'public lands in public hands' means, or what 'keep it wild' means, this should show you the value of our ecosystem. These animals, and our open spaces are far more valuable when protected for the long term, rather than short-term exploitation.

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