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A recent blog post by Dr. Mark Elbroch of Panthera’s Puma Program brings up an important issue. As Dr. Elbroch states, there is an old and pervasive belief that large predators compete with human hunters for antlered deer and elk.
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Timbits skulked lithely to the opposite side of the ridge, like waterbeads dancing on a riverstone. His face wore discontent well; in their final seconds, his prey often appeared contrite, as if they were more concerned with not disappointing him than with self-preservation. 192 more words
Eastern cougars, or mountain lions, are wild felines that resemble the common bobcat, but cougars are bigger in both size and stature.
The adult mountain lion is generally 5-9 feet long, weighing between 80-225 pounds, with an average around 140 pounds. 749 more words
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Oakland Zoo has welcomed another orphaned mountain lion that will be part of the Zoo’s California Trail exhibit, the third rescued mountain lion cub saved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in just over one month. 447 more words
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mountain lions that kill pets and livestock in Southern California will no longer be automatically targeted for death.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is changing the policy that granted ranchers and others automatic depredation permits for marauding cats. 272 more words