Schrödinger's Cougar

Jun 11, 2015

The Eastern cougar (or mountain lion) is considered by most wildlife experts to have been extinct in Virginia for a long time.  But lots of people swear they’ve seen one.

Have they?  What did they really see?  And what does the gap between reported sightings, and the science, say about what we know about the world?

In this special feature, WMRA’s Andrew Jenner and Brent Finnegan take us deep into Virginia’s back country, and into a mind-bending discussion of perceived reality, all generated by an animal that may, or may not, exist.

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