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Predators in the 'Hood

Science  20 Sep 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6152, pp. 1332-1335
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6152.1332

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Summary

Once hunted nearly to extinction in the lower 48, America's biggest predators are making a remarkable comeback. Their return has sparked a range of emotions, from surprise and joy to demands that the animals be harshly controlled, if not shot outright. So scientists, conservationists, and wildlife managers are all scrambling to figure out how to best manage animals that literally live next door and are capable of killing humans.