Sunday, September 27, 2015

To The Last Eastern Couger

Rapidly killed in the 1800's,
their numbers steadily
declined over the next 2000
years until
the final one was sighted
in Kentucky
last week.

Unseen by the hunter 
was the protective band
around the left paw
which was raised before the shot

as if to say good-bye
a gesture of instinct
now extinct

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