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Published: 21 August 2014

By Andy Ross

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Music calms the savage b(r)east

A frequent contributor to this blog has sent in this astonishing story which goes to prove an adage...

The sentence "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast" (see this entry for more about the phrase) has never been more true. Apparently a mountain lion in Colorado which was following a hiker was persuaded to stay a distance away because the hiker sang opera. It seems opera is more than simply entertainment for people!

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