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How past cougars tell us a story about modern attacks

Knute Berger examines a collection of cougar bones in the Burke Museum's mammalogy collection.

Cougar attacks are very rare, fatal ones even more so, but we had one in Washington this year — the first in nearly a century. Knute Berger explores the mammalogy collection at the Burke Museum, and asks: What can cougar remains tell us about attacks, past and present? 

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How past cougars tell us a story about modern attacks