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7/30/2014

A Nebraska Rancher is Generating Irrational Fears Against Mountain Lions

Despite evidence to the contrary, a rancher who lives near the rural community of Ainsworth, Nebraska is spouting stories about marauding mountain lions and continuing his private campaign to generate public fear and hostility against these much maligned animals.

The rancher claims that two of his horses sustained serious injuries from a mountain lion on the night on June 30th. A . . .
7/29/2014

Researchers Examine Mountain Lion Population Dynamics and Disease

The following story was written by Jeff Dodge, Colorado State University


A Colorado State University research team is examining how illnesses are transmitted in mountain lion populations in an effort to manage future outbreaks of diseases, such as feline leukemia virus, that could threaten the . . .
7/28/2014

Caltrans to Build $2 Million Bridge to help lions Cross the Road

Biologists have long viewed Southern California's crisscrossing system of highways as insurmountable barriers that hinder the natural movement of mountain lions and other wildlife. These unintentional barriers are one of the leading causes of mountain lion deaths in that region of the state due to automobile accidents as well as intraspecies fights over territory within these man-made islands of . . .
7/24/2014

A Mountain Lion Kitten is Killed in Nebraska

Fearing for the safety of his two children, a Father shot and killed a 5-month old, 30 pound, female mountain lion kitten last Saturday, in a rural area just south of Chadron, Nebraska.

According to his statement, the man spotted the young lion crouching in the grass 20-yards from his home while his two young children were playing outside on the patio.

He retrieved his rifle and . . .
7/21/2014

Another Protected Florida Panther Dies

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC), the remains of a 7-year-old radio-collared male panther were found recently in Collier County.

The panther's carcass was found in a serious state of decomposition, however FWCC officials believe the animal was killed by another panther.

This is the 18th recorded Florida panther death in 2014. Twelve of . . .
7/17/2014

Camper Reports Seeing Mountain Lion, But 'It Was Just A Raccoon'

This story by Daymond Steer was reposted from The Conway Daily Sun


TAMWORTH, NH — A camper's 9-1-1 call about a wild critter outside his tent was apparently greatly exaggerated.

On Tuesday, June 24th, the Carroll County sheriff's office . . .
7/14/2014

Possible Unjustified Killing of a Mountain Lion by San Bernardino Sheriff Deputies

In what may turn out to be a violation of state law, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies killed a juvenile mountain lion in Rancho Cucamonga (near Los Angeles, California) over the weekend.

Just before 7:00 a.m., Saturday morning, the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department received a report of two mountain lions jumping from backyard to backyard in the 8800 block of Somerset . . .
7/8/2014

USDA Wildlife Services Allow Trapped Lion to Die a Slow, Painful Death

Nebraska's Game and Parks Commission announced that a young, possibly female, mountain lion was accidentally captured and killed in a leghold snare set by USDA Wildlife Services trappers.

The snare, apparently set to capture coyotes in a cattle pasture, did what many opponents to this capture method claim too often happens: it trapped an unintended victim, and was not properly . . .
7/1/2014

Second Tranquilized Lion Dies in Utah

The mountain lion captured Friday morning in Sandy, Utah by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) officers died sometime Saturday while under UDWR's care.

According to Scott Root, a UDWR outreach manager, the lion died while under the effect of the tranquilizer and UDWR biologists will perform an . . .
6/27/2014

Another Utah Lion Tranquilized - UDWR Lets This One Live - Maybe

In a strange case of deja-vu, the second mountain lion in just 11 days wandered into another Utah "Front Range" community where it was tranquilized and captured by officers of the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources (UDWR). The only difference is this time, they let the lion live.

The mountain lion was first sighted just before 8:00 am in the downtown area of Sandy, Utah. Responding . . .