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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Mountain Lions in the West: Natural History, Conservation, & Co-Existence
Runs through Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
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Bozeman Public Library, 626 E Main Street, Bozeman
WildEarth Guardians kicks-off a series of mountain lion presentations aimed to help Montanans understand the natural history and conservation issues surrounding the area’s majestic cats. The presentation, Mountain Lions in the West: Natural History, Conservation, & Co-Existence, also includes tips for living in mountain lion country.
“Mountain lions contribute to the richness and complexity of Montana’s ecosystems,” said Wendy Keefover-Ring, Carnivore Protection Director at WildEarth Guardians who works from the group’s Bozeman office. “By creating awareness and understanding of these native cats, we can promote common sense precautions to eliminate potential human-lion conflicts.”
Montana’s rugged foothills and mountains provide critical habitat to mountain lions, also commonly called pumas, cougars, or panthers. These large, golden cats, shy and unsocial by nature, prefer living around rugged terrain that is suitable for ambushing prey, such as deer and elk. They require expansive habitats because their food supply is dispersed over long distances and because they are “obligate carnivores,” meaning they only eat meat.
The presentation includes the role Montana’s hunters can play in long-term conservation of mountain lions, by reducing the amount of females killed, since female lions often are taking care of kittens. Kittens are totally dependent upon their mothers for their first nine months, and typically spend between ten and 24 months learning survival skills from their mother.
“We hope that hunters will assist in promoting the long-term survival of mountain lions by targeting males instead of females, who may have kittens,” added Keefover-Ring.
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Sara Carlson | 2010-01-26
'Smart Collar' in the Works to Manage Wildlife Better
New York Times | 2011-08-29A new collar has potential to measure things such as how animals move and eat and live their lives, which could fundamentally transform how wild populations are managed by giving researchers a platform for predicting wild behavior.
Mountain Lion Spotted In Wheat Ridge
CBS Denver | 2011-05-24WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Wheat Ridge and the Department of Wildlife are investigating a mountain lion sighting. Two girls reported seeing the wild cat while walking their dog near Prospect Park at 44th and Robb Street.
MDC offers safety tips on Mountain Lions
Area Wide News | 2011-05-19Since the most recent confirmation of a mountain lion in the state, the Missouri Department of Conservation has provided hints if a lion is encountered. Though sightings are extremely rare, Missourians who travel to states with thriving cougar populations can benefit from these hints.
Luring mountain lions to learn to live amongst them
KALW News | 2011-06-04One of the Bay Area’s native animals, the mountain lion, goes by many names: puma, panther, cougar, catamount, painter. One of the most apt, perhaps, is “ghost cat,” earned for the animal’s skill at staying out of human sight. That skill has helped to ensure their ongoing survival here. Mountain lions, like grizzlies and wolves, were subjected to hunting bounties in the 20th century in an attempt to eradicate them. Those other predators were extirpated (which in case you were wondering, means “to destroy totally or exterminate”), as were lions from the eastern two-thirds of the United States. But the lions’ continued presence here links us to a past California, wild and rich in biodiversity. Now scientists are studying the Bay Area’s big cats in an effort to bridge the cultural divide between them and us, to make our neighboring habitats safe for all. Erica Gies reports.
Agressive mountain lion in the Upper McDonald Creek Valley
Lake County Leader | 2011-07-11WEST GLACIER MONT. — Aggressive behavior has been displayed by a mountain lion in the Upper McDonald Creek Valley near areas highly frequented by visitors. Rangers are requesting visitors to be on alert for mountain lions and report all sightings to the closest National Park Service (NPS) facility.
Bighorn sheep may have adapted to mountain lions
YumaSun.com | 2011-07-12Although still a favorite snack for hungry mountain lions, bighorn sheep may have adapted to the presence of the predator, which may account for steadier herd population numbers on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
West Side Residents On Alert For Mountain Lions
KOAT 7 ABC | 2011-07-07ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A month after New Mexico Game and Fish spotted a mountain lion in northwest Albuquerque; there’s been another wildcat report in the Santa Fe Village Subdivision.
Seminar on Mountain Lions This Week
Vernon Patch | 2011-07-04Concerned that there seems to be mixed messages about mountain lions and their existence in the state, Conserving Tolland, a nonprofit conservation-oriented organization, ishosting an informational session on Thursday, July 7, in an effort to educate the public about the wild animal and how to keep it, and the general public, safe.
Glacier warns of aggressive mountain lio
dailyinterlake.com | 2011-06-30Glacier National Park officials are warning visitors about a mountain lion that has displayed aggressive behavior toward people on busy trails in the Upper McDonald Creek Valley recently. On June 23, a woman and her niece were confronted by an adult, dark-colored mountain lion on the Sperry Trail near Lake McDonald Lodge.
Another mountain lion sighting reported
York News Times | 2011-06-07BRADSHAW — Another Bradshaw area resident has reported to the sheriff’s department that they’ve seen a mountain lion. That was the second call ina 24-hour time span.
Man finds mountain lion eating barn cats near Custer
Rapid City Journal | 2011-02-28Tom Cox said six of his barn cats had mysteriously disappeared over the past few days. On Sunday morning, he solved the mystery when he caught the culprit in the act.
GF&P kills 3 lions in Black Hills
KCAUTV.COM | 2011-03-02The state's wildlife agency killed three mountain lions after they killed domestic animals in the Black Hills.
Study tracks mountain lions east of divide
Great Falls Tribune | 2011-02-10Researchers are using GPS and radio collars to track the movement of elusive mountain lions in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in the state's first study of lions east of the Continental Divide. he study was launched to see whether a hunting season is warranted on the refuge.
Two mountain lions spotted in Woodside California
Almanac Online | 2011-02-11Two mountain lions were seen near the west side entrance to Canada College in Woodside around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, county officials said.
PALOMAR MOUNTAIN: Mountain lion startles family in home
North County Times | 2011-02-09David Robarts said Tuesday that a mountain lion broke through the back door of his rural, two-story Palomar Mountain home Sunday night, briefly scaring him and his wife, Nancy, and son, Nathan, before scampering off.
Mountain lion on the prowl in Monrovia
Los Angeles News | 2011-02-17Some Monrovia residents are on alert after a mountain lion was seen prowling in their neighborhood.
Mountain Lion Seen Roaming in Portola Valley Wednesday
Millbrae Patch | 2011-02-25The big cat was seen roaming in the 500 block of Westridge Drive in a rural residential neighborhood.
Linn County sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion
Sallatin North Missourian | 2011-02-24The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirmed a mountain lion sighting in southern Linn County along the border of Chariton County. A landowner in the area contacted the MDC on Feb. 15 with two photos of a mountain lion taken Dec. 29 by a trail camera on his property.
South Dakota mountain lion season nears the end
Rapid City Journal | 2011-02-21A male lion was killed in Meade County over the weekend, bringing the season total to 44. The limit set by state wildlife officials is 45. The season opened Jan. 1 and is scheduled to run through March or until the quota is reached.
Portola Valley: Mountain lion spotted Wednesday night
Mercury News | 2011-02-18A mountain lion was spotted in a rural residential neighborhood in Portola Valley on Wednesday night, San Mateo County emergency officials said. The cat was seen at about 7:40 p.m. in the area of the 100 and 200 blocks of Willowbrook Drive.
Mountain lion spotted near Aspen
Aspen Daily News Online | 2011-01-28A mountain lion was spotted on the Rio Grande Trail near Aspen on Tuesday, Pitkin County Open Space rangers report.
Silent protest in state park could reduce lion kill, affect management
Rapid City Journal | 2011-01-31Some of the 10 special mountain lion permits for Custer State Park are held by hunters who don't intend to kill a lion.
Tracking the elusive cougar: wildlife expert teaches technique to volunteers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | 2011-02-03Perhaps it was the size. Or posture. Or beauty. Or wildness. Or instinctual human fear of large predators. Or, in Wisconsin, rarity.
Wis. DNR says animal sighted not cougar
Daily Jefferson County Union | 2011-01-27TOWN OF KOSHKONONG, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources says there is no evidence that an animal sighted in southern Wisconsin last week was a cougar.
ND rancher finds 4 mountain lions in barn
Valleynewslive.com | 2010-01-21Watford City area rancher shot and killed four mountain lions after finding them eating a deer carcass they had dragged inside a barn.
Mountain lion spotted in Portola Valley
Mercury News | 2011-01-15A mountain lion was spotted in Portola Valley late Saturday night.
Young mountain lion startles Belmont 6th grader
Mercury News | 2011-01-10A juvenile mountain lion scared a 6th grader Friday morning when it roamed near Ralston Middle School in Belmont during a physical education class, a police lieutenant said.
Mountain lion sighting in Arizona
KOLD News 13 | 2011-01-05There are more reports this morning of mountain lion sightings in the Phoenix area.
Critter cams capture menagerie of Boulder County wildlife
Daily Camera | 2011-01-03In the few months since 40 motion-activated cameras were spread out across the undeveloped lands west of Boulder and around Lyons, thousands of these kinds of pictures have been taken, giving a glimpse into a world of wildlife rarely seen by people.
Mountain lion kills deer on school campus in Belmont
Mercury News | 2010-12-10A mountain lion and her cub killed and partially ate a deer late Wednesday or early Thursday on the Ralston Middle School campus, prompting a warning from police.
Ferocious appetites: Study finds mountain lions may be eating more than previously believed
Billings Gazette | 2010-12-10Mountain lions, the largest members of the cat family in North America, may be heartier eaters than some researchers originally estimated.
G&P: Lion conflicts possible but rare
Chadron Record | 2010-12-09Mountain lion attacks, while possible, are rare. That was the overriding message at a meeting about the animals last week at the Dawes County Fairgrounds.
Mountain lions straying into more urban areas
San Francisco Chronicle | 2010-12-01"Anyplace cougars exist, animals wander past that urban-rural fringe," says wildlife biologist Rick Hopkins, who led a 12-year study of mountain lions in the Diablo Mountains near San Jose. "We're putting all our effort and energy into figuring out how cougars affect us. But we're the ones having the greater adverse effect."
Mountain lion verified in Platte County
Kansas City Star | 2010-12-01A mountain lion was caught on camera Friday in southern Platte County, the Missouri Department of Conservation said Tuesday.
Mountain Lion, 2 Cubs Captured In Golden Neighborhood
abc 7 Denver | 2010-11-29Wildlife officers tranquilized and relocated a mother mountain lion and two cubs Sunday that had become too comfortable living in a Golden neighborhood.
County landowner shoots mountain lion near Nunda
Moody County Enterprise | 2010-11-17A Moody County landowner last week killed on his property a large male mountain lion that he considered to be a threat, according to a South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks official.
No further sightings of mountain lion
Newark Post | 2010-11-12County Police reported they have received no further sightings of a cougar. A Pike Creek resident reported seeing the animal while walking his dog early Wednesday morning.
Jack Russell terrier trees mountain lion near Colman
Argus Leader | 2010-11-12The 17-pound Jack Russell terrier chases squirrels around their Colman farm every day, but he made such a fuss on Tuesday morning that Virtus, Chad's father, had to step out of the shop to investigate.
Florida panther is collared in area where calves killed
News.press.com | 2010-11-09A male Florida panther suspected of killing livestock in eastern Collier County has been captured, collared and released.
School Bus Driver Spots Mountain Lion In Upper Miller Creek
NBC Montana.com | 2010-11-04A Miller Creek bus driver was stopped in his tracks after an early morning mountain lion sighting. Residents of the rolling mountains in Upper Miller Creek live with wildlife all around them, and sometimes they cross paths. "I have never seen a mountain lion in my life," claims bus driver Dan Cook.
Trail cam captures another Minnesota mountain lion
Duluth News Tribune | 2010-10-26Few people now dispute the occasional presence of mountain lions in Northeastern Minnesota. But getting photographic documentation of them is difficult.
Forest officials raising awareness over mountain lion sightings
KVOA | 2010-10-25With the number of Sabino Canyon visitors increasing this time of year, forest officials said mountain lion sightings do too. District Ranger Stan Helin along with Arizona Game and Fish wants everyone to be prepared before hitting the trails.
Man who saved boy from cougar receives Medal of Bravery
Vancouver Sun | 2010-10-25A B.C. man who fought off a cougar as it attacked a child is one of the everyday Canadians who was recognized Friday for their selfless heroics.
Mountain Lion Euthanized Outside of Scottsbluff
Outdoor News Daily | 2010-10-25The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission euthanized a mountain lion in the front yard of a home 3 miles north of Scottsbluff on Monday night.
Cats, Big and Small, Roam the Tucson Mountains
University of Arizona | 2010-10-22For the first time, mountain lions and bobcats have been photographed as part of an in-depth monitoring study in the Tucson Mountains, a small island of habitat facing increasing segregation from surrounding natural areas because of urban sprawl and road construction.
Authorities send out reverse 911 after mountain lion sighting
KTVB.com | 2010-10-18DAHO FALLS, Idaho -- A mountain lion sighting in the eastern Idaho city of Idaho Falls prompted school officials to send out a text alert asking parents to pick up their children after school or have them ride the bus.
Pastor spots mountain lion in Aberdeen
KSFY - Sioux Falls | 2010-10-06It was a frightening moment outside of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, on Monday.
GF&P kills mountain lion at Rapid City Regional Airport
Rapid City Journal | 2010-09-30South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Department shot and killed a mountain lion near Rapid City Regional Airport Sunday night after it threatened to roam onto the runway.
The cougar vs. the landowner
Los Angeles Times | 2010-09-28For eight weeks, M56 moved relentlessly, guided by a primordial compass. He covered more than 100 miles and climbed from sea level to a mile high. He traversed saw-toothed mountains, navigated busy highways and furtively skirted suburban neighborhoods.
Man Cornered By Mountain Lions
KKTV.com | 2010-09-28It was a close call with wild animals Monday afternoon. Matt Chaparro said he was cornered by two mountain lions on the west side of Colorado Springs.
Berkeleyside Berkeley sunset The Gourmet Ghetto mountain lion: final word
Berkeleyside | 2010-09-28The Department of Fish and Game has completed the necroscopy of the mountain lion found in the Gourmet Ghetto on August 31. According to Warden Patrick Foy, the lion was a two-year old male, and had a “reasonably healthy weight”.
Mountain lion captured in Devore
Press Enterprise | 2010-09-24Game wardens have tranquilized a mountain lion in Devore and are taking the animal deeper into the San Bernardino Mountains after it caused a stir this morning by prowling outside a house near a school bus stop.
ODFW biologists capture, kill young cougar in Corvallis
Oregon Live.com | 2010-09-23Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials trapped and killed a cougar in Corvallis, an incident officials say highlights the growing presence of the large cat in the area.
Reports Of Mountain Lions Not Confirmed In Area
Chadrad.com KCSR | 2010-09-21The Chadron Police Department received several reports over the weekend regarding mountain lions in the Chadron area. One report was received of lion tracks on the east edge of town, while another report on the south edge of a sighting.
Call for More FL Panther Habitat During America's Great Outdoors Tour
Public News Service | 2010-08-26More room to roam for the endangered Florida panther is the goal of a petition being delivered to the U.S. Department of the Interior during the "America's Great Outdoors" listening session in Orlando today.
Mountain Lion Seen Again Near School
KCRA.com CA | 2010-08-26A mountain lion sighting near Ione Elementary School has school officials taking extra precautions.
Fifth cougar killed on sheep ranch
Democrat Herald | 2010-08-04For the fifth time in two months, a cougar has been trapped and killed on a sheep ranch east of town.
Cougar lurking near school shot dead
Vancouver Sun | 2012-07-11A cougar believed responsible for the killing of two pet goats and a house cat was shot and killed Thursday 300 metres from a Maple Ridge elementary school.
Officials investigate reports of mountain lion sightings
Jamestown Sun | 2012-07-12While some reports of a possible mountain lion in the Jamestown area have been investigated by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, it appears most sightings that may have occurred in the last weeks have gone unreported, according to Rodd Compson, assistant wildlife biologist with Game and Fish in Jamestown.
DNR Setting Protocol After Many Cougar Sightings
abc 2 WBAY | 2010-07-07Sightings of one rare animal have Wisconsin DNR wildlife biologists fielding calls almost daily.
Cougar startles Rupert residents
Times-News Magicvalley.com ID | 2010-06-30A male mountain lion gave a few early risers a start on Saturday when he sauntered down 11th Street in Rupert.
Mountain Lion Reports in Bismarck
KXMBTV Bismarck | 2010-06-30In just ten days... There have been three reports of mountain lion sightings in Bismarck... but no official evidence.
Mountain Lion Seen In Peninsula Neighborhod
cbs5.com California | 2010-06-30A mountain lion was spotted Friday night in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, according to the Office of Emergency Services.
Tracking a big cat Researchers follow tagged mountain lion's extensive travels and learn about
San Diego Union Tribune | 2010-06-28Federal agents trapped and killed a mountain lion called M56 in April after it raided a farm near the East County community of Japatul — a common fate that might have escaped greater attention were it not for the GPS collar that tracked his improbable journey.
Mountain lion spotted on Bozeman golf course
Missoulian | 2010-06-28Golfers at a Bozeman golf course faced a hazard with real teeth - and claws - when a mountain lion decided to play through.
California mountain lion tracked, researched, killed
San Diego News Network | 2010-06-28Researchers marveled over the traverses of a GPS tagged California mountain lion, watching the movements of the young cat as it traveled more than 100 miles over two months seeking out territory.
Mountain lioness apprehended in Powell
Powell Tribune | 2010-06-25A young mountain lion was captured without incident just east of Homesteader Park early Saturday morning.
Gilbert residents report seeing mountain lion in neighborhoods
AZcentral.com | 2010-06-24Three Gilbert residents have reported seeing a mountain lion four times in a local neighborhood since the end of May.
Be Cougar Smart New Mexico And Get Outdoors
AmmoLand.com | 2010-06-10National Get Outdoors Day will be celebrated across New Mexico Saturday, June 12, and Governor Bill Richardson wants outdoors people to be “Cougar Smart” as well.
Mountain lion suspected in attack found, killed
Verde Independent | 2010-06-16The Arizona Game and Fish Department found and killed a mountain lion in the direct vicinity of a suspected attack involving a Prescott-area man on Sunday night.
Mountain lion startles Cody residents
Billings Gazette | 2010-06-08CODY — A mountain lion startled residents along Ina Avenue Friday, according to Park County Sheriff Scott Steward.
Mountain lion attack suspected
NCNewsPress.com | 2010-05-12Sidney, Iowa —Lynn Benson of Sidney was cutting lumber in a tree line of his property on the morning of Saturday, May 1, down in a draw when something caught his eye.
Mountain Lion Shot And Killed In Sheridan
AP - Wyoming | 2011-05-11Police shot and killed a mountain lion that was spotted in the bushes of someone's backyard in a Sheridan residential area.
Mountain lion shot near mountain school
Mountain lion shot near mountain school | 2010-05-10Deputies shot a mountain lion Thursday near a school beside Big Bear Lake just days after the same cat killed a dog in the area and another lion treed a Lake Arrowhead jogger, officials say.
Cougar sighting in Boise neighborhood
KBOI2 - Idaho | 2010-05-04A young mountain lion was spotted in a Boise neighborhood over the weekend.
Mountain Lion Removed From Sheridan
AP - Wyoming | 2010-04-29Wildlife officials tranquilized a mountain lion that took refuge in a tree within the Sheridan city limits.
Mountain Lion Tranquilized Near Pine Ridge
KCSR South Dakota | 2010-04-28A South Dakota family was startled this morning (Tuesday) when they discovered a mountain lion had taken residence underneath one of their vehicles. According to Rob Goodman, Biologist with the Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority, the male mountain lion was spotted at a residence 8 miles east of Pine Ridge at approximately 7 o’clock this morning.
Mountain lion catches deer on Portola Valley man's porch
Mercury News | 2010-04-28A Portola Valley resident had a close encounter with a mountain lion over the weekend, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.
Mountain Lion Safety Video
Colorado Division of Wildlife | 2010-04-22
Lead veterinarian sues to oust GF&P commissioner
Rapid City Journal | 2010-04-20A frequent critic of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has asked a judge to bar a commissioner from finishing his term on the panel that sets rules for hunting, fishing and other outdoors activities because he has served too long.
Mountain lions showing up in urban areas
9 NEWS Denver | 2010-04-12In the last few months, we've received a number of news tips from our viewers telling us about mountain lion sightings in urban areas.
Big cats come and go
High Country News | 2010-04-06In early March, a mountain lion chased a Jack Russell terrier into a house near Salida, Colo., surprising a woman and her five-year-old son, who sat coloring with crayons at the kitchen table.
Mountain lion sighting in Arizona
KOLD News 13 | 2010-01-05There are more reports this morning of mountain lion sightings in the Phoenix area.
Close Encounters Of A Lion Kind: Meeting Cougars, Foxes, Bears ... and Bear Poop
Marc Bekoff -Psychology Today | 2010-04-05Because my living space encroaches on the terrain of mountain lions and many other carnivores-- including coyotes, red foxes, and black bears--the likelihood of meeting one of these beasts is fairly high.
Mountain lion spotted again
Wyoming -Little Chicago Review | 2010-03-25Diamondville – A second mountain lion sighting in Diamondville has prompted a reminder to residents from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department: Do not feed the deer. Kemmerer Game Warden Andy Countryman and Cokeville Game Warden Neil Hymas have been working to locate the mountain lion since it was first reported in January.
Mountain lion visits Woodside home
The Almanac | 2010-03-25That Woodside is mountain lion country is not news. Sightings in Woodside are a regular feature of the county-wide e-mail alert system. Observers, when interviewed, tend to feel blessed by the experience.
Lion tests negative for disease
The Mountain Mail | 2010-03-23Test results were negative for rabies in the a young male mountain lion that entered a home about nine miles northwest of Salida March 4 killing one dog and injuring three others.
Face-to-face with a lion
Omaha World Herald | 2010-02-24Rancher Dale Wellnitz trailed fresh mountain lion tracks across his northwest Nebraska ranchstead before they seemed to vanish near the barn.
Mountain lion found near Santa Paula dies of injuries
Ventura County Star | 2010-02-22A severely injured mountain lion captured north of Sulphur Springs and Santa Paula on Thursday was given to a wildlife rescue organization, but the big cat died while in transit to a veterinary clinic, the organization’s director said Friday.
Mountain lion attacks dogs in Bellevue
Idaho Mountain Express | 2010-01-29Idaho Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Manager Randy Smith confirmed that a mountain lion has been responsible for attacking a number of animals in Bellevue, including a dog that was badly injured last night.
Journey brings in big cat for wildlife display
Rapid City Journal | 2010-01-14In the heart of South Dakota mountain lion hunting season, The Journey Museum in Rapid City is trying something news -- adding big cats to its wildlife exhibit.
Mountain lion sedated, relocated from Boulder's Uni Hill
Daily Camera - Boulder, CO | 2010-01-07The Colorado Division of Wildlife sedated and removed a juvenile mountain lion from Boulder's University Hill neighborhood on Wednesday morning.
Mountain Lion Sightings Across The Tri-Counties
KEYT-3 ABC Santa Barbara | 2010-01-07Santa Barbara, CA-- Residents in mountain communities and canyons along the central coast have been spotting mountain lions.
Angel The Dog Saves 11 Year-Old From Cougar Attack (UPDATE) (VIDEO)
Huffington Post | 2009-01-06It's a story straight out of Old Yeller. 11-year-old Austin Forman was stepping out to collect firewood outside his family's home in Boston Bar, British Columbia, when a cougar approached him, poised to attack.
Lion sighting near Pinedale prompts precautions
AP - Wyoming | 2010-01-04A recent mountain lion sighting near Pinedale is prompting the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to recommend ways to avoid encounters with the big cats.
Trail camera near Atoka snaps a mountain lion
NewsOK - Oklahoma | 2009-01-06Ryan Ritter of Atoka couldn’t believe what he was seeing on New Year’s Day when he looked at the photos from his new trail camera
Mountain lion kills llama in Alta, Wyo.
Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide | 2009-12-30A male mountain lion attacked and killed a llama at a private residence off State Line Road in Alta during the weekend before the owner shot the cat dead Monday as it fed on the llama’s carcass.
Panthera: Mountain lions in Iowa? Maybe next year.
Panthera, Huffington Post | 2009-12-21On Monday afternoon, a hunter in eastern Iowa had the rare luck to see a mountain lion. Mountain lions, like most wild cats, are secretive creatures and are notoriously hard to see in the wild. And, not only does this hunter get to see a mountain lion, he gets to see the first one that has been seen in the state in 5 years.
Possible cougar tracks found in Wisconsin
Possible cougar tracks found in Wisconsin | 2009-12-21Experts said animal tracks discovered in Wisconsin could belong to a cougar seen wandering recently in Minnesota.
Beautiful animal needlessly slaughtered
Desmoines Register | 2009-12-18The Department of Natural Resources has said that mountain lions typically leave humans alone unless cornered. I hope Goebel does not consider himself a hero in this slaughter. He sat 40 yards away and shot the nonthreatening lion using a rifle with a scope.
Mountain lion sighted in northern Twin Cities neighborhood
Argus Leader | 2009-12-08Residents of a northern Twin Cities neighborhood are on edge after a cougar was sighted in the Champlin area. A police dash camera caught the large cat on tape early Saturday. A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer watched the tape and confirmed to KSTP-TV that the animal is a cougar.
Mountain Lion attack reports unfounded
Torrington Telegram, Carson LeMahieu -WY | 2009-12-10Recent rumors circulating around Torrington of a mountain lion attack on three horses in the area are simply not true, local game officials say.
Why doesn't GF&P relocate cougars that wander into city?
Kevin Woster Rapid City Journal | 2009-11-30John Kanta listened to people cry, swear and complain in the days following the killing of a mountain lion that was found in a Storybook Island neighborhood.
Cougar Controversy: Are the Big Cats Breeding in Minn.?
Becky Nahm ABC - Channel 5 | 2009-11-04Cougars, also known as mountain lions or pumas, have been spotted in Minnesota. But there's disagreement over whether the big cats have moved in or are only passing through.
Mountain lions prey selectively on prion-infected mule deer
Terry Singeltary | 2009-11-03The possibility that predators choose prey selectively based on age or condition has been suggested but rarely tested. We examined whether mountain lions (Puma concolor) selectively prey upon mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) infected with chronic wasting disease, a prion disease.
Cougar sightings in White County Indiana
Tiffanie Dismore WLFI.com | 2009-11-03In September, residents in the Idaville area said they had seen a cougar wandering around, but no evidence of the animal could be found. However, there is now evidence that a cougar is indeed on the loose in White County.
Lion trapped in Deadwood
Mark Watson - Black Hills Pioneer | 2009-10-26One day after wildlife officials killed a female mountain lion within Deadwood city limits a kitten was captured by a trap.
Wildlife and Parks confirms sighting of mountain lion in Kansas
Witchita Eagle Staff | 2009-10-21The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks said today that it has verified the live sighting of a mountain lion in the state for the first time.
GF&P kills lion found in backyard
AP - South Dakota | 2009-10-22A state trapper killed a mountain lion that had been eating a deer in a homeowner's backyard in Deadwood, and now officials are looking for a home for its kitten.
Florida panther No. 113 now a mother
News-Press.com, Florida | 2009-10-08No one knew panther No. 113 was a mom until a camera, paid for by Southwest Florida schoolchildren, captured an image of the tawny mother and her cub.
Students saving pennies to track panthers
Sarah Hollenbeck - WZVN, Florida | 2009-10-07There are only 100 panthers in Florida and 13 have been killed so far this year. Now some Southwest Florida children are saving up to keep help keep tabs on the animals.
Man meets mountain lion on Howelsen
John F. Russell, Steamboat Pilot & Today, CO | 2009-09-30Mountain bike rider Dave Dietrich wasn’t sure how he should feel Monday evening after coming across a full-grown mountain lion on Emerald Mountain.
Mountain lions seen in area
Lisa Call, The Dickinson Press, ND | 2009-10-02Mountain lions have allegedly been spotted on a South Heart golf course and near a local veterinarian’s horses, but the North Dakota Game and Fish says they have no concrete evidence the sightings are in fact big cats.
DNR wildlife manager provides cougar fact sheet
Paul Relander, Bemidji Pioneer- MN | 2009-09-29Cougars (sometimes referred to as “mountain lions” or “puma”) were found throughout most of Minnesota prior to European settlement, though never in large numbers. Today they are rarely seen but do occasionally appear.
Mountain lion kills deer on Redwood Avenue
The Willits News staff - CA | 2009-09-28A woman in the 500 block of Redwood Avenue on the west side of Willits, told Willits police she saw a mountain lion kill a deer near her home early Thursday morning.
Mountain lion backlash
Molly Miron, Bemidji Pioneer -MN | 2009-09-25Since the story ran Monday on the Bemidji PIoneer Web site and in Tuesday's newspaper about a Bemidji resident striking and killing a young mountain lion on Carr Lake Road...
Police spot mountain lion in east Colorado Springs
Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - Colorado Springs Gazette | 2009-09-24Two Colorado Springs police officers spotted a mountain lion darting through a shopping center and into an apartment complex early today.
Cougar sighted near Snoqualmie Elementary
Valley Record, WA | 2009-09-11Parents of schoolchildren at Snoqualmie Elementary School were warned Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, of a cougar sighted between Meadowbrook Farm and Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie.
Cougar caught in Seattle being released in wild
AP - GEORGE TIBBITS | 0000-00-00A cougar that apparently had lived in Seattle for more than two weeks and forced the city's largest park to close was captured early Sunday and returned to the wild, state wildlife officials said.
Mother Fights Off Cougar to Save Son
MIKE BRODY - Fox 61 | 0000-00-00A 5-year-old Canadian boy is recovering after being attacked by a cougar in Washington state last week.
Seattle's Discovery Park closed by cougar
AP - Washington | 2009-09-04State Fish and Wildlife officers hope a trap baited with fish and elk liver will catch a cougar spotted in Seattle's Discovery Park.
Mountain lion sighting near Elm Creek unconfirmed
Betsy Friedrich- Kearney Hub, NE | 2009-09-02Wildlife biologists were unable to confirm reports that a mountain lion was near Elm Creek Tuesday.
Second cougar caught in Manson
Michelle McNiel- Wenatchee World, WA | 2009-09-01An emaciated young cougar caught by wildlife officers last Friday in urban Manson was likely the litter mate of another cougar found just two blocks away on July 4.
Three cougar sightings in three days near Keno
KTVL | 2009-08-27Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife have received information of three cougar sightings in the last three days in a Keno area neighborhood southwest of Klamath Falls.
Lion attack: Landscape crew witness cougar kill deer
Terry Knight-- Record-Bee staff | 2009-08-26A large male mountain lion killed an adult buck deer in the backyard of a Clear Lake Riviera residence on Tuesday morning. The killing took place within a few feet of a landscaping crew that was working in the area.
Are authorities dealing with the mountain lion population appropriately? -Glendale News-Press poll
Glendale News Press | 2009-08-2447% say -No. We should remember who came first, and treat our wild neighbors with more respect.
Public input sought on mule deer situation
Steve May - Silver City Sun News | 2009-08-24I want to inform your readers of pending meetings being planned in Silver City, Grant County and many other New Mexico mountain communities by the state Game & Fish Department.
Mountain lion spotted in Calleguas Creek bed
Camarillo Acorn - California | 2009-08-21A woman reported seeing a mountain lion the morning of Aug. 13 in the Calleguas Creek wash area between Upland and Creekside roads. Camarillo police officers checked the area but did not find the animal. Authorities with the Department of Fish and Game and Ventura County Animal Control were notified.
Woman says she encountered mountain lion on Deer Valley trail
Patrick Parkinson - Park Record - Park City, UT | 2009-08-20Stefanie Wilson said she almost came face to face with the animal on the trail connecting Queen Esther Drive with Snowtop. A Park City woman said she was not injured when she nearly confronted a mountain lion Aug. 5 in Deer Valley.
Investigation finds no evidence of mountain lion near Malcom
JOE DUGGAN / Lincoln Journal Star | 2009-08-19An investigation into a reported mountain lion sighting near Malcolm did not turn up confirming evidence.
Officials say Hubbardston mountain lion reports exaggerated
Karen Nugent TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF | 2009-08-17An announcement on the town's official Web site warning residents about a mountain lion wandering around likely refers to a bobcat, animal control officer Deborah H. Giordano said today.
Three young cougars killed after stalking Princeton residents
Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun | 2009-08-17Princeton residents are being warned to keep an eye out for cougars after three "killer cats" were shot and killed in a two-week period after they were seen stalking people at a campground, a swimming hole and a baseball tournament.
DOW kills mountain lion near school
Jason Gonzales - Durango Herald News | 2009-08-07Colorado Department of Wildlife officials killed a mountain lion at Park Elementary School on Monday morning after a woman in the neighborhood called police.
Leavenworth trail closed after cougar encounter
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | 2009-08-07LEAVENWORTH, Wash. -- A popular trail two miles north of Leavenworth has been closed until a cougar that chased a mountain biker is removed.
Possible wild cat spotted
Julie Arrington - Forsyth News | 2009-08-12Tina Walker was enjoying a quiet Sunday night with her husband when something strange walked through the couple's backyard.
Big cat spotted in Braselton
By Katie Dunn - Times regional staff | 2009-07-29Could a big cat be prowling the town of Braselton? Chad Nichols seems to think so. The Falls of Braselton resident witnessed the unexplainabl....
Bambi gone wild!
Ken White President, Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA | 2009-07-29.....Wildlife (everyone from snails and mice to deer and mountain lion) are coming to your backyard because there's a reason, or likely a multitude of reasons,....
Cougarwise kids help educate Upper County about cougars
By MARY SWIFT - Daily Record WA | 2009-07-29For eight years, students in the district collected data about cougars and how human activities affect their habitat and behavior.
Mail carrier on route east of Crookston says mountain lion ran across road
Crookston Daily Times - MN | 2009-07-17Reports of a mountain lion east of town have been made this week. Kathy Aamot of Crookston told the Times on Wednesday that while delivering mail...
Man reports mountain lion attack near Elk River
DNews.com Moscow, Idaho | 2009-07-15ELK RIVER, Idaho -- A Moscow man reported he was attacked by a mountain lion Saturday evening while camping near Elk River.
Bend teen may not have seen cougar, but issue remains
Nina Mehlhaf, KTVZ.COM Oregon | 2009-06-29Some homeowners are taking precautions after a Bend teen thought he saw a cougar Thursday afternoon in the northeast part of town.
Mountain lion spotted in Hunter Creek area
Mikey Marazza - Payson Roundup | 2009-06-29A mountain lion has been spotted in Hunter Creek. Jo Armistead has heard the cat over the last two weeks and Ralph and Dottie Christofferson said every morning it wakes them up below their home making an awful sound.
Dogs help Oregon couple fend off cougar attack
By Associated Press | 2009-06-26COVE, Ore. (AP) — The first camping trip of the season for a Cove couple turned into an encounter with a cougar that ended with dogs and people teaming up to send the big cat into retreat.
Dogs help Oregon couple fend off cougar attack
COVE, Ore. (AP) | 2009-06-26The first camping trip of the season for a Cove couple turned into an encounter with a cougar that ended with dogs and people teaming up to send the big cat into retreat.
Mountain Lion Attack 'A Lie'
By Patric Hedlund | 2009-05-26A 16-year-old boy and his friend limped into the coffee shop adjacent to the Screaming Squirrel restaurant in Pine Mountain Village on Sunday, May 17 at about 4:30 p.m. They were seeking assistance for what observers thought
Are SD Mountain Lions Eating Livestock?
Radio 1380 KOTA | 2009-05-26While ranchers are worried about mountain lions attacking their livestock, one study said there is nothing to worry about.
Big-cat accounts continue - North Carlolina
O.C. Stonestreet - Statesville Record & Landmark | 2009-05-18Last Sunday's column brought out another sighting of the large cat that has been seen recently in northern Iredell County.
Second reported mountain lion attack of horse in Inland area this week
Jessica Logan | 2009-03-02A mountain lion attacked a horse in the La Cresta area west of Murrieta, the second such equestrian attack in the Inland area this week, a state Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist determined Friday.
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