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What Happens If Cougars Make A New England Comeback?03:36

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A study is exploring what would happen to deer, and to humans, if an elusive carnivore came back to the northeast:  the mountain lion, also known as the cougar. (Art G./Wikimedia Commons)closemore
A study is exploring what would happen to deer, and to humans, if an elusive carnivore came back to the northeast: the mountain lion, also known as the cougar. (Art G./Wikimedia Commons)

Each year, thousands of deer are killed on roads and highways in New England. Those collisions can lead to costly insurance claims, injuries and death.

Now, a study is exploring what would happen to deer — and to humans — if an elusive carnivore came back to the Northeast: the mountain lion, also known as the cougar.

Patrick Skahill from Here & Now contributor WNPR in Hartford reports.

Read more on this story via WNPR.

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Patrick Skahill, reporter at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut. He tweets @ptskahill.

This segment aired on August 23, 2016.

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