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On the Trail of the Ghost Cat
Anne Bolen | 2013-02-01Researchers studying the elusive movements of cougars are learning that the cats' behavior may reflect changes in their habitat.
Books About The Cougar
Phantoms of the Prairie: the Return of Cougars to the Midwest
John W. Laundré | 2012-04-19Drawing on his years of research on cougars, John W. Laundré offers an overview of what might be regarding the return of cougars to their ancestral prairie homeland.
Hunt could thin growing mountain lion population
Brandon Nelson, Star Herald | 2013-01-29Last year’s widespread wildfires and a growing mountain lion population throughout the American West could prompt the first Nebraskan cougar-hunting season.
Good News for Mountain Lions
Messenger Online | 2011-06-01The National Park Service has announced that three mountain lion kittens were born in the Santa Monica Mountains and a new male lion was fitted with a tracking collar in the Santa Susana Mountains Area. The only other documented litter of mountain lion kittens was born in the summer of 2004.
Mountain Lion in Bethany?
NBC Connecticut | 2011-06-15
Mountain lions spotted in Aptos
Santa Cruz Sentinel | 2011-03-22APTOS -- Mountain lions have been spotted at least three times in the past week near Redwood Drive and Campus Drive in Aptos, neighbors and state Department of Fish and Game officials said Monday.
Florida Panther Not Extinct, Eastern Cougar Is; Here's the Difference
AOL News | 2011-03-04The confirmed extinction of the eastern cougar has refocused attention on the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi), a different but related cougar subspecies whose numbers have also dwindled. Its habitat is extremely limited: Wildlife experts believe there are only 80 to 100 adult Florida panthers left, and they are confined to Lee, Collier, Hendry, Dade and Monroe counties. Because the population has been isolated in the wild, it has remained genetically distinct from other cougar subspecies.
Deer carcass found near Priory school
Almanac News | 2011-03-16The carcass of a deer that may have been killed by a mountain lion was found near a Portola Valley school Wednesday morning, March 9, San Mateo County emergency officials said.
Eastern Cougar Is Declared Extinct, With an Asterisk
New York Times | 2011-03-03Seven decades after the last reported sighting of the eastern cougar, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service declared it extinct Wednesday and recommended that it be removed from the nation’s endangered species list.
Endangered panther found dead
Bradenton.com | 2011-03-04The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that a 4-year-old collared female was found Wednesday in the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County. It appeared she was killed by another panther, but necropsy would be required to confirm it.
Federal researchers declare eastern cougar extinct
AP | 2011-03-02The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, confirming a widely held belief among wildlife biologists that native populations of the big cat were wiped out by man a century ago.
Groups want to put Fla. panthers in Ga. swamp
Miami Herald - AP | 2011-02-11A coalition of environmental groups has petitioned the government to start transplanting Florida panthers to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp.
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.
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.
The magic of cougars
The Victoria Times Colonist | 2010-01-24Cougars help make Vancouver Island what it is. Most of us never see one. But their existence confirms that the wildness at the heart of this land has not been lost as humans have claimed more and more space for their own.
2 panthers found dead in southwest Florida
Florida AP | 2010-01-24The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that an 8-month-old uncollared male panther was found dead in Collier County Friday along Interstate 75. The death appeared to be caused by a vehicle collision.
Mountain Lion Sighted in Chesterfield
Fox 2 Now | 2011-01-21The Missouri Conservation Department Thursday confirmed photographs taken by Garrett Jensen of Chesterfield, Mo.
Ray County mountain lion a Missouri rarity
Kansas City Star | 2011-01-04The body, a .22-caliber slug lodged in the brain, was sprawled on the autopsy table waiting for the scalpel.
Lions in the mountains of Pa.?
Vindy.com | 2011-01-03The Erie Times-News recently ran an interesting article about possible mountain lion sightings in Northeast Township east of Erie.
More Florida panthers born, but habitat shrinks
Herald Tribune | 2010-12-30Florida panthers this year gave birth to more kittens than in the previous three years, an indication that the panther population could be on the rise.
Vehicle hits, kills Florida panther in S.W. Fla.
Miami Herald - AP | 2010-12-20It was the 21st Florida panther death recorded this year. Officials say 16 of the panthers have been struck and killed by vehicles.
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 Killed By Car
abc 7 Denver | 2010-11-28SNOWMASS, Colo. -- A mountain lion had to be put down after it was hit by a car early Friday morning.
Biologist disputes cougar sightings
Sun Journal | 2010-11-19Warren Bryant of Jay and Al Stark of Phillips learned Wednesday night that they had something in common: Both believe they've seen tracks in Moscow made by an Eastern cougar, possibly the same one.
Dead cougar makes 7 in Minnesota in 14 months
MPR News | 2010-11-16A dead cougar turned up over the weekend in Pope County, according to a report on Alexandria television KSAX. The station had also reported recently on a cougar sighting nearby that state Department of Natural Resources officials dismissed as a large house cat.
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.
Cougar Spotted Jumping Neighborhood Fence
www.neworleans.com | 2010-11-09It was Sunday morning in the middle of Lakeview when Noah Roesler saw something he won't soon forget.
Mountain lion sightings increasing across Minnesota
The Dickinson Press | 2010-10-18Few people now dispute the occasional presence of mountain lions in Northeastern Minnesota. But getting photographic documentation of them is difficult.
Official: Photos appear to show another mountain lion
Wichita Eagle | 2010-10-27A north-central Kansas archery deer hunter has added to the proof that mountain lions are roaming Kansas.
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.
While state denies mountain lions are in NH, numerous sightings say otherwise
Nashua Telegraph | 2010-10-25At 6:20 on the morning of Aug. 20, Cheri Mazerall had just let her cat out the back door when she saw what she describes as a “beautiful, large beige/yellow” animal with “large feet and a long tail” come over her stone wall on Center Road in Lyndeborough.
Game and Parks investigating report of mountain lion in southeast Nebraska area
The Journal | 2010-10-22Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion sighting in the Beaver Lake and Union area.
Panther found dead in southeastern Lee County
Naples News | 2010-10-21An endangered Florida panther was found dead in southeastern Lee County during routine aerial monitoring this morning, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports.
Possible Lion Sighting Near Alliance Unconfirmed
AM 610 KCSR | 2010-10-12The Nebraska Game and Parks investigated a possible mountain lion sighting near Alliance Friday evening. A rancher initially contacted officials after seeing what he thought to be a lion. Officials were unable to find any evidence of the big cat, but are not ruling out the possibility.
A mountain lion in far East Texas?
Statesman Journal | 2010-10-15I got the photo more than a week ago, a tiny image on my cell phone but plainly a mountain lion.
Debating mountain lion reports in the area
Morris Daily Herald | 2010-09-30Our local area has been circulating one topic recently that has been at the forefront of many conversations on the outdoors. In the last eighteen months I have been bombarded by people asking me questions about one creature more than any other. The item that has been so prevalent on people’s minds is the possibility of a mountain lion living here in Grundy County.
Crane naval center issues mountain lion warning
Chicago Tribune | 2010-09-28The Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in southwestern Indiana has warned workers to watch out for a suspected mountain lion that has been spotted in the area.
Florida panther comeback a success story with many asterisks
Christian Science Monitor | 2010-09-27The population of Florida panthers has increased from 25 adults in 1995 to 100 today thanks to human intervention. But without continued intervention, the species will become extinct.
Bounding, Rebounding: Panthers Make A Comeback
NPR | 2010-09-24Big, meat-eating animals are in trouble. At least if they're not human.
8 Texas cougars save Florida panthers from extinction
The Seattle Times | 2010-09-24They didn't stay around long, but the eight lady cougars from Texas who temporarily set up housekeeping in southwest Florida in the late 1990s left a lasting impression.
Mountain lion captured in Devore
Press Enterprise | 2010-09-17Game 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.
Mountain Lions Possible but Rarely Confirmed in Missouri
Kansas City InfoZine | 2010-09-21Mountain lions occasionally wander into Missouri from other states, but there is no proof of a self-sustaining, reproducing population, a wildlife expert said Thursday at a public forum.
Cougar's first visit is his last
Omaha World Herald | 2010-09-15The cougar and Griz the dog zipped past Schledewitz and vanished around the corner of the farmhouse. She estimated the distance between herself and the cougar as twice the length of her living room.
Lion chases cat through residence
Hungry Horse News - MT | 2010-09-13A mountain lion chased a house cat into a Martin City home last Monday after the owner of the house opened the door to let the cat in.
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.
KTTC NBC | 2010-08-30Several people say they spotted a cougar prowling in the Twin Cities suburb of Roseville, and experts believe the sighting may be linked to a Wisconsin cat.
Roseburg's cougar sightings prompt reactions
NR Today | 2010-08-25Two young men who come to Gaddis Park almost every day seemed unfazed Thursday to hear a cougar has been spotted near the park, which is in the middle of Roseburg.
Cougars Confirmed in WI
NBC 12 WI | 2010-08-18A few drops of blood, preserved by an alert warden, proves that while one male cougar was tracking through St. Croix and Dunn counties this past December, another male cougar was moving near the Flambeau River, 125 miles to the north.
Cougar sightings reported, but proof is rare
Gazette Xtra.com | 2010-08-16Milton residents Kalen Marsden and Chad Lovelace were in a canoe, fishing a bend on the east end of Rice Lake near Hickory Hills Campground. It was a mid-June day. The fish were biting.
6 Cougars Caught on Single Farm In 2 Months
KEZI nbc 9 Oregon | 2010-08-16Up to 75 sheep roam the 280-plus acres on a Brownsville farm.
GFP euthanizes hurt mountain lion near Rapid City
KSFY.com Sioux Falls | 2010-08-02Game Fish and Parks officers have euthanized a mountain lion hit by a car near Rapid City. The lion was hit about 1 p.m. Saturday and was put down soon after.
Twain Harte man kills mountain lion
Union Democrat | 2010-07-30A Twain Harte man legally shot and killed a mountain lion Tuesday night when it returned to his property after killing one of his sheep.
Letters: Housing invades lion habitat
Argus Leader | 2010-07-20Even though I no longer live in South Dakota, the state is dear to me. Mountain lions are not the biggest problem in the Black Hills. Rather, overdevelopment is the cause of mountain lion issues in the Black Hills and many other problems.
FL Panther wanders into Mississippi - authorities on the hunt
Mercury News | 2010-07-16Fliers are going up in Cedar Point and surrounding neighborhoods to warn residents of a possible Florida panther sighted in the area.
How Is Urbanization Affecting Mountain Lions?
KPBS | 2010-07-14San Diego is a wildlife researcher's paradise. We have an abundance of different kinds of native species in our county the most of any county in the US. But we are also a test case in how we are handling that diversity and our grades are mixed.
Mountain Lion spotted in Round Rock
Austin News KXAN nbc | 2010-07-13Several residents in west Round Rock say they have seen a mountain lion foraging for food, mostly along homes near Brush Creek, but it has been known to expand its range.
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 spotted in Stillwatee
St. Croix Valley Local News MN | 2010-07-02Six months after a cougar was last spotted in Stillwater, police say another wildcat may be roaming the area.
Alleged cougar sighting in NE Indiana
wane.com IN | 2010-07-01The Loch Ness Monster of northeast Indiana has been born after a picture is taken of what some believe is a cougar or mountain lion.
Yet Another Florida Panther Killed on a Road
Care 2 | 2010-07-01Another Florida panther has been killed by a car, the 10th known panther killed by a car so far in 2010. At least 3 more panthers have died from other causes, and as there are estimated to be just 110 Florida panthers alive today these deaths are
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.
State says cougars are here, but only in UP
Detroit Free Press | 2010-06-24A flash of a cougar's hindquarters and distinctive tail was all that showed up on the film, but it was enough to confirm to state wildlife officials another cougar in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
State releases photo of cougar in Upper Peninsula
Detroit Free Press | 2010-06-23Michigan officials say a blurry photo is yet one more piece of evidence that cougars are back a century after apparently vanishing in the state.
Island cougar numbers rise
Nanaimo News Bulletin | 2010-06-10The cougar population of Vancouver Island may not be at historic highs, but it is healthy and grew over the past decade.
Cat shot near Mandaree
Minot Daily News | 2010-06-08MANDAREE - Ron Brugh has heard mountain lions scream and found their tracks but he'd never actually seen a cougar until Sunday night when he shot one in his yard.
Police on prowl for big cat
News-Messanger -Ohio | 2010-05-27Several people at Covenant Harbor Retirement Center called police Thursday just after 9 a.m. to report they saw a large cat, possibly a female lion or cougar, police Chief Steven Weirich said.
Refuge plan for lions, sheep complete
Yuma Sun | 2010-05-24Under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's new mountain lion management plan, when the bighorn sheep population on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is above 800, if a mountain lion kills two or more bighorn sheep within a six-month period, it won't have to be lethally removed from the refuge
DNR Searching For Cougar That Attacked Heifer
News Channel 3 - Madison | 2010-05-19An attack on a year-old heifer in Juneau County over the weekend will be noted as a historic event in Wisconsin wildlife evolution, the first occurrence of a cougar taking down a domestic animal in more than 100 years, experts said Tuesday.
A Black Hills lion in the Badger State? Maybe
Rapid City Journal | 2010-05-19Wildlife biologists and hunters in Wisconsin are wondering if the latest visit by a mountain lion, which might have wandered from the Black Hills, is a sign of things to come in the Badger State.
Proposed lion season in state park would have limitations
Rapid City Journal | 2010-05-14Chances are good that the state Game, Fish & Parks Commission will consider extending the mountain lion season to Custer State Park when commissioners meet to set the lion season in August, GF&P secretary Jeff Vonk said.
Mountain lion spotted in rural Greene County
WTHR - 13 NBC | 2010-05-10The Department of Natural Resources confirmed a mountain lion sighting in Greene County east of Bloomfield. The DNR collects data and reports sightings on the animals.
Wildlife Expert Refutes Mountain Lion Concerns
KETV 7 Omaha | 2010-04-23A wildlife expert once again refuted mountain lion concerns in the Omaha area after big paw prints were seen near Standing Bear lake.
Big cat reports have residents in Thompson talking
Norwich Bulletin | 2010-04-22Thompson, Conn. —Norman Rudzinski, of Thompson, remembers the piercing screech of the mountain lion he says he saw roaming his property a few years ago.
FWC Reports Encouraging News For Florida Panthers
WCTV - Florida | 2010-04-20With spring in full bloom, some positive signs have emerged about Florida’s endangered panther. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Big Cypress National Preserve (BCNP) have been busy documenting active Florida panther dens filled with kittens.
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.
Mountain lion population growing
North Platte Telegraph | 2010-04-07Evidence continues to mount that Nebraska has a resident population of mountain lions for the first time in more than a century.
Saga of Florida panther is 'sordid story'
St. Petersburg Times | 2010-04-19Although federal officials have talked of moving panthers out of South Florida for 20 years, they have yet to draw up any plans for such a step. Meanwhile Arkansas officials say they do not want the panthers moved there.
A Plank Road Panther?
Courier News - IL | 2010-04-05Could as many as 16 witnesses in the Elgin-Pingree Grove area be mistaken when they claim to have seen the mysterious big cat we have named the Plank Road Panther?
Florida road system to warn of panthers
news-press.com FL | 2010-03-26State and federal agencies are going high-tech to prevent Florida panther roadkill. This summer, the Florida Department of Transportation will install a series of roadside animal detection systems (RADS) along a section of U.S. 41 near Bass Lake Road within Big Cypress National Preserve.
Most comments so far seek fewer lions
Rapid City Journal | 2010-04-01Public comments have been consistent across the state in a series of Game, Fish & Parks Department meetings on mountain lions: We have too many.
Mountain Lion encounters can be exciting and risky
Examiner.com - Cheyenne | 2010-04-02lthough rare, you may have the fortune (or misfortune) to run into a big cat…Mountain Lion. Now and then we hear in the news that someone may have lost a pet from their yard or a Cougar has been spotted in the neighborhood.
GF&P: Cougars Not Major Presence In Area
Press & Dakotan | 2010-03-25A mountain lion was shot six years ago inside Yankton, but the animals are not considered a major presence in southeast South Dakota, according to a state Game, Fish and Parks official.
Mountain Lion Captured In Santa Fe - Animal Relocated To Remote Part Of Carson National Forest
KOAT - NM | 2010-03-22A mountain lion that had been traveling through Santa Fe neighborhoods was captured Wednesday morning near Santa Fe High School and relocated to a remote part of the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico.
Panther found dead at Corkscrew trailhead
Naples News | 2010-03-15A dead Florida panther was found over the weekend along Corkscrew Road at at a Corkscrew Marsh trailhead in Collier County.
Authorities search Monmouth County wooded areas for mountain lion sighted by motorist
New Jersey Real-Time News | 2010-03-12Police and wildlife officials are searching wooded areas and neighborhoods along the Manalapan and Marlboro after two people reportedly spotted a cougar prowling along a roadway early this morning, authorities said.
More Florida panthers born, but habitat shrinks
Herald Tribune | 2010-12-30Florida panthers this year gave birth to more kittens than in the previous three years, an indication that the panther population could be on the rise.
Mountain lions spotted near U of U campus
Fox 13 Utah | 2010-03-11Employees and students working near Research Park at the University of Utah are being told to be extra cautious. Property managers at the university say three mountain lions have been spotted wandering unusually close to the Williams building and inside the parking garage.
Sighting of 'mountain lion' causes stir in Duxbury
Boston Globe | 2010-03-10A contractor working on a house in Duxbury caused a stir when he reported that he saw a mountain lion. But state officials say the mysterious visitor was probably only a more common denizen of the woods: a coyote.
Despite 'Sightings,' Mountain Lions Remain Elusive In Connecticut
Hartford Courant | 2010-03-08The e-mail came with a subject line "mountain lions in New York." As fast as I could I opened the file, and there they stood: three magnificent cougars, pumas, catamounts, ghost cats — whatever you want to call them — with their sleek bodies and tawny coats standing out in the deep snow next to a car.
DEC to look into cougar sightings in Allegany County
Wellsville Daily Reporter, NY | 2010-03-03Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation say they will look at some photos and into cougar sightings in Allegany County.
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.
Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect panthers
Hearld Tribune - Florida | 2010-02-22Wilderness losses have prompted five environmental groups, including the powerful Sierra Club, to sue the federal government for failing to protect Florida panthers as required by the Endangered Species Act.
Officials stumped by Va. cougar sightings
UPI.com | 2010-02-19Virginia wildlife officials said they are struggling to make sense of recent mountain lion sightings at the southern end of the state's Eastern Shore.
A Kansas lawmaker from cattle country has mountain lions in his sights
KansasCity.com | 2010-02-17After years of reported sightings, Kansas wildlife officials last fall finally confirmed the presence of a live mountain lion in the state.
Big cats finding a home to roam- Sanctuary seeks new $250,000 enclosure
San Diego Union Tribune | 2010-02-17Conrad the mountain lion hid in his cave at a wild cat sanctuary east of Alpine, his yellowish eyes peering warily at the visitors outside his fence.
Lion hunters use snow, calls for record Black Hills kill
Rapid City Journal | 2010-02-15Of that total, 24 were females, a fact that continues to worry Dr. Sharon Seneczko of Custer, a veterinarian and president of the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation. Seneczko and other lion advocates have argued against increases in the overall lion limit and the sub-limit. The 2005 season had an overall limit of 25 lions but a sub-limit of five breeding-age females.
First 2010 Florida panther death confirmed
AP | 2010-01-20Wildlife officials say the first Florida panther death in 2010 has been confirmed. The panther was found dead Monday night in Lee County.
Dead mountain lion found on Highway 17 near Los Gatos
Mercury News - Megha Satyanarayana | 2010-01-12A mountain lion was found dead this morning on Hwy 17 south of Cat's Restaurant outside of Los Gatos.
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
Record number of endangered Florida panthers killed by vehicles in 2009
The Weekly | 2009-12-31Yesterday, wildlife officials confirmed the death of the 16th Florida panther killed this year on a Florida roadway, eclipsing last year’s number of 10 panthers killed by vehicles and representing a new record high for the imperiled native cat.
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.
Whoops: Mountain Lion Shot Near Marengo Male, Not Female
KCRG-tv | 2009-12-17Turns out the mountain lion shot by a Cedar Rapids hunter north of Marengo Monday wasn’t a female after all.
Big Sur Land Trust advances conservation goals in Gabilan watershed
Tachel Zentz - The Californian | 2009-12-18The Big Sur Land Trust announced today it has received the donation of a conservation easement on the 1,107-acre Colinas Ranch owned by Dr. Ron and Mrs. Linda Stoney.
Iowa Deer Hunters Kill Mountain Lion
Fairfield Voice -Will Merydith | 2009-12-16The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a deer hunter shot and killed a male mountain lion near Marengo, Iowa. Raymond Goebel of Cedar Rapids was hunting with a group just outside of Marengo when he spotted a Mountain Lion up in a tree. Goebel shot and killed the cat, which weighed in around 125 pounds.
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.
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.
DNR: No plans for U.P. cougars
Dionna Harris | 2009-11-12Although it has been confirmed there are cougars in the Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources is not looking to develop management plans. Brian Roell, a wildlife biologist with the DNR, said although there has been confirmation made recently through a trail camera in the eastern Upper Peninsula, cougars will remain a non-game species in Michigan.
Cruising cougars? Father, son report seeing two mountain lions in Twin Lakes
Jill Tatge-Rozell - Kenosha News, WI | 2009-11-04Two mountain lions were reportedly seen crossing Lance Drive near Highway O late last month. It is the first time two have allegedly been spotted together in the state.
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.
Cougar captured on trail cam
Fox - TV6 MI - Upper Penninsula | 2009-10-23An image of a mountain lion has been recorded on an Upper Peninsula game camera. We received an email with the photo attached that had been forwarded several times before it reached our inboxes.
Does the mountain lion roam Pa?
Mike Kuhns- Pocono Record | 2009-10-14The last known mountain lion in Pennsylvania was killed in Berks County in 1874. And yet today the debate continues: Are there mountain lions in Pennsylvania? Depends on who you talk to, I guess. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is always open to review evidence, but to date only hoaxes have crossed the PGC.
Lawsuit coming if panthers aren't protected, environmental groups say
Eric Staats, Naples News | 2009-09-29A courtroom could be the next stop for a push to designate millions of acres in South Florida as critical habitat for the endangered Florida panther.
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.
Wildlife commission: No mountain lions in WNC
Citizen Times, Asheville, NC | 2009-09-28The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is warning the public that a photograph of a mountain lion purported to be taken in western North Carolina is actually from Texas.
Fish and Game reports possible mountain lion sighting in Barnstead
Brendan Berube - Salmon Press, NH | 2009-09-23The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reported late last week that one of its staff members spotted what they believed to be a mountain lion in Barnstead while following up on a routine report of a mountain lion sighting.
Researchers track mountain lions through Lockheed Fire
Kurtis Alexander - Santa Cruz Sentinel | 2009-09-02Two days into the Lockheed Fire, when flames were racing down the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, UC Santa Cruz researcher Paul Houghtaling was eager to know the well-being of the area's largest predator -- the mountain lion.
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.
Cougar makes a cameo
Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska | 2009-08-25A trail camera mounted on a leaning boxelder tree in northwest Nebraska's Pine Ridge captured an image of a mountain lion as it roamed out of a creek bed on Aug. 15.
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.
Mountain lion captured in eastern part of Denver metro ar
The Denver Post | 2009-08-17A mountain lion on the far east edge of the metro region was tranquilized in a mobile home park shed this morning.
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.
Nebraska wildlife officials probing big cat sighting
Associated Press | 2009-08-10Nebraska wildlife officials are investigating a reported mountain lion sighting near Malcolm and say they have some evidence to help them.
DNA links cougar killed in Georgia's Troup County to south Florida panther population
Tim Chitwood - Ledger-Enquirer.com | 2009-08-11The tests are in, and the cat was wild. DNA tests show the cougar a Newnan man shot in Troup County last November was a Florida panther, and apparently not, as authorities initially suspected, an animal that had been held captive.
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.
Saving the Puma
Mickey Z. - Pacific Free Press | 2009-08-12The puma is also called cougar, mountain lion, panther, and sadly, endangered. The only more widely distributed land mammal in the Western Hemisphere is the human... and therein lies the problem.
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....
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...
Mountain lion still a mythical creature in area
Scott Monroe-Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel | 2009-07-17Sorry, but it wasn't a mountain lion. That's the determination state officials made Thursday of a sample of feces, known as scat, found June 8 on Riggs Brook Lane in northern Augusta.
Monumental National Wilderness Bill Passes Congress
Paul Spitler & Drew Bush | 2009-03-26The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which would permanently protect more than 2 million acres of America's wilderness
Wisconsin wildlife officials pursue mountain lion
By COLIN FLY - Associated Press | 2009-03-06MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin wildlife officials continued Thursday to pursue a mountain lion roaming near Spooner in an effort to fit it with a radio collar.
Mountan Lion Cub Poses Imminent Danger?
Cheri Shankar | 2009-03-03Last week in the sleepy town of Santa Paula, California a mountain lion wandered into someone's backyard and after a brief standoff was killed by the police. Mountain lions are protected in this state mostly due to Proposition 117 which passed in 1990 and banned mountain lion trophy hunting.
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