Cougar v. Wolf
Animals are the natural extension of the human race. Many need protection, before they are wiped out due to ignorance. In the United States, the Grey Wolf is one such species that is on the “run” again for its survival. Please go onto MoveOn and read, and if inclined, please sign my petition. Search by the words: States are Reckless – Please put Grey Wolves Back on Federal Protection List
I watched this with high hopes for enlightment on different theories and possibilities. However, it was just the usual. Cougar stalks and kills lone wolf with brush and trees all around, which does not prove that a cougar can make wolf packs back off. In fact, out of all the records I have known, cougars cannot hold wolves back easily at all unless they can get up a tree. One thing very interesting would be to see a wolf/cougar interaction in which one does not have a huge advantage over the other. There are mostly only records of wolf packs killing cougars, and there are also mostly only stalk-and-kill instances with cougars killing wolves.
And chasing and cornering a cougar with dogs? How is stressing the animal out to help with the study?
Very disappointed how the show is being treated more like a roadside circus show than a respectful animal documentary. As soon as I saw the show narrator/host simulated a real time chase with his dogs imposed on the cougar, resulted forcing the cougar on the cliff of a rock, there's no need to put animal at risk while points could simply be demonstrated with computer animation or with verbal narrations. Therefore I question your credibility and respect on wildlife and animals in this show, it seems this show is more interested in putting on a one-man show and drama than reporting facts with care.
Just watched your show on Nat Geo of "Cougar v. Wolf." I have to say, this is one of the most ridiculous analysis that I have ever seen of competitive predators. Your analysis is almost entirely subjective and riddled with conjecture, comprised of circular logic which is unsubstantiated in very little factual evidence. I was most anxious to watch this but as soon as I heard you state; 'on a one on one battle, the cougar would have an easy time with a lone wolf,' I was fairly sure the rest of the program would be of little value.