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  • Family of girl attacked by mountain lion: ‘She could have been gone’ ( Idaho)

    08/14/2016 9:23:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | August 13th, 2016 | Nate Eaton
    The four-year-old had scratches on her stomach and arm after the mountain lion picked her up. REXBURG — A four-year-old girl who was snatched up by a mountain lion Friday night is recovering from the scary encounter, according to her grandfather. ... The child was camping with her mother, siblings and cousins near Green Canyon Hot Springs east of Rexburg on Aug. 12. Sevy said as the family was eating dinner, the girl’s mother thought she spotted a big cat out of the corner of her eye. “Nobody else thought much of it and, a short time later, her mom...
  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 7:28:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    yahoo ^ | 18 June 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    The woman "was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion" and the boy's father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added. A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.
  • 'I just belted it:' Australians fight off cougar in Jasper National Park

    01/12/2016 5:05:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2015
    'I was thinking to myself, "How are we going to get out of this situation? This is pretty dire"' The cougar leapt from the bushes behind them. "It froze and started hissing at us," said Donald Lauder. He and his friend, Samantha Lean, both from Australia, were out for a bike ride in Alberta's Jasper National Park earlier this week. They left their bikes at the highway and walked through the brush down toward the river. About 200 metres down the path, they heard rustling in the brush. Nervous, she picked up a big stick. He picked up rocks. The...
  • Deformed mountain lion a mystery

    01/09/2016 7:41:25 AM PST · by ETL · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Andreas Preuss
    (CNN)A hunter tracking down a mountain lion has stumbled upon a biological mystery. Fish and Game officials say a male mountain lion involved in an attack on a dog near Preston, Idaho, was killed last week near the Utah border. What the hunter discovered after examining the corpse can only be described as bizarre, even monstrous. A photo released Thursday by Idaho Fish and Game shows the big cat had another set of fully-formed teeth and whiskers growing out of the top of its head. Wildlife officials say they have never seen a deformity like that -- but have offered...
  • Eastern Mountain Lions May Be Extinct, but Locals Still See Them

    08/29/2015 8:23:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 122 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Jennifer Levitz
    Officials ponder changing cat’s status, causing roar of protest; sighting a ‘U.F.O.’ Diana Marchibroda insists she saw the beast near the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in May. From the woods sauntered a “tall, very sleek” mountain lion, she says. Ms. Marchibroda, a dentist who is 62 years old, says she and her silver-haired miniature schnauzer, Sophie, “both watched in awe.” “My sighting is ABSOLUTE,” she wrote the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in July. “I know what I saw.” Dozens of similar missives have poured into the agency as it proposes removing the Eastern mountain lion from the list of...
  • Four Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in San Francisco and Presidio

    07/07/2015 10:50:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Four Mountain Lion sightings have been reported in the San Francisco area since June 30. A joint press release from the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control said three of the sightings were made by members of the public, while one of the sightings was captured by a neighborhood security camera. Authorities believe the recent sightings are of the same mountain lion. The animal was last seen on Friday, July 3, in southwest San Francisco near Lake Merced. The mountain lion also was spotted on the 1000 block of Gough Street on July...
  • Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort.

    04/25/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Huachuca Canyon, a popular location for hikers, runners and cyclists on Fort Huachcua, has been closed until further notice due to increased bear activity. On Thursday, a bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. That same day, a mountain lion was spotted in the canyon.
  • Mountain Lion Makes Rare, Successful Crossing of 101 Freeway

    03/22/2015 8:54:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A mountain lion part of an isolated group in the Santa Monica Mountains has successfully crossed the 101 Freeway, a rare feat only known to have happened once prior. The 16-month-old female mountain lion, known as P-33, was caught on a tracking device making her way across the eight-lane freeway in the Camarillo area, at the farthest western end of the mountains, the National Park Service stated in a news release Friday. Her exact path was unclear, but she’s believed to have crossed the Conejo Grade area, heading north, sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. on Monday, March 9. “It’s...
  • Mountain Lion Shot: Death Necessary

    03/17/2015 8:15:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A young mountain lion had taken up residence under a farm porch in Nebraska.  Nebraska has a growing population of lions.  As with most predators, when the young reach adolescence, they are driven from the territories of their parents.  The choice is stark, the proverbial natural order without food stamps, or magical lemonade springs.  Find their own territory with enough prey animals to kill and eat; or starve.  Most starve. This lion was a bit smaller than most adolescents.  Perhaps its mother had been killed in a fight with another lion, or had been fatally wounded by a deer...
  • First cougar seen in Kentucky since the Civil War is promptly shot dead

    12/19/2014 5:41:58 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 137 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 18, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A Fish and Wildlife official near Paris, Kentucky responded to the call about a young male mountain lion in a tree and though it best to 'dispatch it.' Once native to the state, cougars have not been spotted there since before the Civil War. An agency spokesman said, 'it seemed to be in very healthy condition' and that shooting it was the proper course of action An examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.[CLIP]
  • NM: Girl Shoots Mountain Lion in Self Defense (details)

    12/06/2014 11:01:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photographs supplied by Valerie Caldwell. Alyssa Caldwell and her father had been hunting all day.   The weather had been nasty; cloudy skies with snow and rain alternating.   They had seen a few elk, much too far away to take a shot.   They left their makeshift blind to see if they could spot another elk before the end of the day.   It was the middle of the afternoon. At 12, Alyssa was already an experienced huntress.   She had started shooting at 5, and had a new rifle, a stainless Howa 1500, as her elk gun.  They...
  • 12-year old hunter shoots mountain lion at 5 yards

    11/22/2014 8:57:50 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 79 replies
    Lone Star Outdoor News ^ | 11-14-14 | Conor Harrison
    Alyssa Caldwell and her father, Joshua, were heading to what they hoped would be a great spot for Alyssa to take a nice bull elk on the edge of a meadow in New Mexico's Unit 52, just south of the Colorado border. After hunting a makeshift aspen blind over a waterhole, dad and daughter decided to stalk to a meadow and see if any elk had come to feed lower on the mountain. However, after about 200 yards, Joshua realized he had forgotten the shooting sticks in the blind. "I decided to head back up to grab them and told...
  • Surveillance video captures mountain lion on CA homeowner's car

    10/11/2014 7:07:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    abc 13 ^ | October 08, 2014 | Alan Wang
    SAN JOSE, CA -- A San Jose homeowner captured a mountain lion in front of his home with a surveillance camera Tuesday morning. After the motion detector alarm on his surveillance camera went off, David Tang reviewed his video and saw the animal standing on his car. "People walk around here at night time and walk with their dogs, so it's dangerous for the people if they don't know," Tang said. ... That's a big cat
  • Mountain Lion Attacks Boy on California Hiking Trail

    09/07/2014 10:43:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    nbc la ^ | Sep 7, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A 6-year-old boy is in the hospital after being attacked by a mountain lion Sunday afternoon on a hiking trail near a winery in Cupertino ... A game warden, Travis Jarrett, told NBC Bay Area the boy's parents had to fight off the mountain lion. "The cat did make contact with the boy, did end up taking him into a brushy area, his parents did fight the animal off," he said. "He suffered enough injuries to the point that he was needing immediate medical attention. He had to be immediately hospitalized."
  • Lions and Guns in Nebraska

    07/24/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal attacks may not be recorded as defensive gun uses in most surveys, and they are never recorded as justifiable homicides.   But defensive uses of guns against animals occur frequently.   I was surprised to learn of the number of mountain lions that have been shot in defensive situations in Nebraska.   Here is the latest incident. A man in near Chadron, Nebraska shot a mountain lion that was menacing young children near his residence.  He grabbed a rifle and approached the animal, which refused to flee.   From a Nebraska Game and Parks press release: A man reported noticing the animal...
  • Mountain View Police Capture, Tranquilize Mountain Lion

    05/07/2014 3:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Terry McSweeney, Bob Redell and Lisa Fernandez
    The mountain lion that left is mother and found its way in Mountain View on Tuesday evening has been released back into the wild, somewhere in San Mateo County. Bob Redell reports After a nearly five-hour standoff with a mountain lion in Mountain View on Tuesday night, wardens ended up trapping and tranquilizing the big cat inside the parking garage of a typically quiet Silicon Valley apartment complex. After all the commotion, the 2-year-old male was set free on the Peninsula just before midnight, Fish and Game Lt. Andrew Hughan said. The drama began after residents, including some children, reported...
  • Mountain lion or bobcat? Durham woman’s pic has many wondering[CT]

    03/12/2014 12:18:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 72 replies
    The Middletown Press ^ | 10 Mar 2014 | Cassandra Day
    A woman’s photograph of a big cat roaming the snowy woods near her mother’s home in a sleepy central Connecticut town has some convinced it’s a mountain lion — despite environmental officials’ assertion that cougars are extinct in the state. Caitlin Handley posted the photograph on Durham-Middlefield Patch on March 6 under her mother Linda’s name, warning residents to keep their pets inside, and soon received a dozen comments from folks who surmised it was a bobcat. “It was approximately 10 in the morning when I saw it,” Handley says. “I believe the animal was actually bigger than the picture...
  • Mountain Lion in Fontana Kills German Shepherd(Southern CA)

    03/05/2014 8:03:55 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 5, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
    Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement.,0,6377684.story#ixzz2v9UKdfWZ
  • Homeless Man Recovering After Apparent Mountain Lion Attack (CA)

    02/02/2014 2:27:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    NBC 4 So CA ^ | January 2, 2014 | Andrew Lopez
    Traps have been put in place to capture the lionAuthorities are hoping to speak Sunday to a 50-year-old homeless man who suffered severe injuries in an apparent mountain lion attack in Perris. An emergency call was placed around 8 a.m. Saturday morning of a man suffering injuries to his face, chest, head and arms, according to Dan Sforza, assistant chief of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The man, who was injured near a makeshift shelter near Highway 74 and Navajo Road, was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery, Sforza said.
  • Why You Should Be Careful Of SunkenCiv's Photos

    01/25/2014 4:18:17 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 104 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 1/25/14 | blueunicorn6
    SunkenCiv always has the most beautiful photos of distant galaxies and comets and stuff. The other night, he posted this photo of a planet that was just stunning. I thought that maybe I should go outside and look at all the stars I was missing. I walked out the back door and started across the back yard looking up to see what was in the sky. This is kind of dangerous as I have four dogs and you should watch where you step in the back yard because if you don't you might step in dog crap and drag it...
  • This lion doesn’t run, instead kills, eats wolf ( Wyoming )

    12/15/2013 12:34:39 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Jackson Hole News ^ | December 11, 2013 | Mike Koshmrl
    Five mountain lion cubs mothered by Teton Cougar Project research animals have met their ends in the jaws of wolves over the past few years. Now a Jackson Hole female cougar appears to have exacted vengeance. A lion tracked by the Kelly-based science institute for the past six years is documented to have recently dined on a yearling wolf, Cougar Project biologist Mark Elbroch says. “What’s nice about this particular incident is that this is a collared mountain lion, and we know for sure that she killed it,” ... While not unheard of, proven cases of lions killing wolves are...
  • Mountain Lion Shot After Coming Near Hunter(NE)

    11/14/2012 9:03:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Amaka Ubaka
    A male mountain lion was shot by a deer hunter Saturday, November 10th, the opening day of the November firearm deer season. The incident occurred about 10 miles northeast of Ainsworth in Brown County. The hunter reported the shooting to a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer. According to the hunter, the cat walked parallel to him at about 35 yards as he left his hunting blind, made eye contact with him, then circled in front of the hunter’s path. A subsequent investigation concluded the hunter was justified in killing the 150-pound animal. By law, a person may kill...
  • Custer man shoots, kills mountain lion on front porch(SD)

    11/08/2012 12:31:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 8 November, 2012 | AP
    CUSTER (AP) — A rural Custer man who discovered a mountain lion lounging on his porch shot and killed the animal.
  • Windows 8 early upgrades beat Mountain Lion OS X early upgrades by 1 million.

    11/02/2012 9:59:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Computer World ^ | 11/02/2012 | Preston Gralla
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claims that Microsoft has sold 4 million upgrades to Windows 8 in the first three of its launch -- more than the 3 million upgrades of Mountain Lion sold in the first four days of its launch. That sounds impressive -- but is it really good news for Microsoft? During Microsoft's BUILD Conference today, Ballmer said, "In just the last three days, we have sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades. The level of embrace from enthusiasts is very, very high." He later called the results "stunning. Computerworld's Gregg Keizer notes that those numbers are likely downloads,...
  • B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house ( Canada )

    08/28/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life. Angie Prime, 35, was sitting in the living room of her home in Trail, located in southeastern B.C., on Saturday evening, talking to her husband on the phone and getting ready to take her three dogs out for a walk before turning into bed. Then she caught a flash of something that should not have been in the house. "I just happened to catch something out of the corner of...
  • Mountain lion mauls hiker near Nevada City

    07/04/2012 9:45:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jul 03, 2012
    NEVADA CITY, Calif. - A mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man camping northwest of Nevada City. ... the man decided to stop and sleep for the night while on the planned hiking trip, and laid a sleeping bag out on a tributary to the Yuba River. The man told officials that during the attack, the mountain lion bit and clawed him through the sleeping bag. The animal bit into the man's cap and his clothes. "The lion immediately began a ferocious attack. It bit him into his head. It bit him on the hands," said Patrick Foy, of the Department...
  • Couple's lesson in survival from '07 cougar attack

    06/23/2012 7:09:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | June 23, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    It was hard to put a finger on it, but something seemed slightly off five years ago as Jim and Nell Hamm were completing a hike through pristine Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The Humboldt County woods seemed unusually quiet, they said, perhaps a bit spooky that fateful afternoon on Jan. 24, 2007, when Jim heard a "gravelly sound" and looked behind him. In the air, its claws straight out in front, was a mountain lion flying toward his head. He said he instinctively ducked to his left and the lion flew by, landing on the trail. The cougar quickly...
  • Officers Open Fire on Mountain Lion in Downtown Santa Monica

    05/22/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | May 22, 2012 | Jonathan Lloyd
    A mountain lion cornered in a downtown Santa Monica courtyard bolted after being shot with a tranquilizer dart, prompting authorities to use lethal force Tuesday morning, according to the California Department of Fish and Game. "We were able to get a dart in the lion. At that point, the lion was making its way out into the street and then we really have to be concerned about public safety at that point," ... The male, 3-year-old mountain lion -- estimated to weigh 80 pounds -- apparently jumped over an eight-foot fence to enter the courtyard area
  • Mountain lions raid ranches (A Big Cat)

    04/17/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 106 replies
    The ranchers in Indian Valley, Genesee and Taylorsville, Plumas Co. have had 7 mountain lions killed this year after they had lost pets and livestock. One after this one was killed. Alicia Knadler, Indian Valley editor, wrote the following story in the March 27 Lassen County Times. "Blood and gore and the blank stares of his baby and adult goats greeted Genesee youth Paul Astles when he went to do his chores in the barn before school Monday, March 12. "He discoved a full-scale slaughter of his kids and adults. (Heather Kingdon told me he lost nine head that night.)...
  • Man Attacked by Mountain Lion, Saved by Bear

    03/30/2012 4:47:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    A northern California man who says he was attacked by a mountain lion while out on a hike has a helpful hand - or claw - to thank for his life. Robert Biggs, 69, of Paradise, Calif., says he was saved by a helpful bear. Biggs set out Monday morning for one of his usual hiking and gold-panning trips near Whiskey Flats when he came across a mother bear, yearling, and cub sitting on a stream bank. Biggs said he stopped to watch the bears for a few moments, but, as he turned to leave, something jumped on his back...
  • California Assemblyman drops campaign to oust wildlife official who shot and killed mountain lion

    03/12/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | Updated 3/12/12
    Democratic Assemblyman Ben Hueso said Friday that he is dropping his effort to oust Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards. Richards recently came under heavy fire from animal-rights groups and Democratic lawmakers after a photo in a hunting publication showed him posing with a mountain lion he shot in Idaho. Unlike in California, where voters banned killing cougars in 1990, Idaho allows the animals to be hunted. Critics said his actions, while not illegal, raised doubts about his ability to lead the commission. But hunting and fishing groups, as well as GOP lawmakers, have come to Richards' defense. Hueso,...
  • Mountain Lion Spooked By Dog, Chased Up Backyard Tree

    02/23/2012 9:55:31 PM PST · by Altariel · 58 replies · 2+ views
    KCRA ^ | February 23, 2012 | Unknown
    LOS ALTOS -- A dog chased a cat up a tree Tuesday morning in the Bay Area -- same old story, right? Well, except in this case, the "cat" is a rather large mountain lion. The California Department of Fish and Game reported to an upscale home on La Barranca and Elena roads in Los Altos on Tuesday morning after learning of a mountain lion 30 to 40 feet up a tree. An 85-pound German Shepard named Cody apparently was scary enough to send the mountain lion running. The big cats have been known to eat things larger than Cody,...
  • Warning: Photo may disturb some readers; photo of lion trophy sparks debate over legal hunting

    02/20/2012 8:01:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 114 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/20/12 | Tom Stienstra
    The divide between those who live in rural areas and those from cities ruptured wide this past weekend across America in a debate over a provocative photo of California Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards and a huge mountain lion he shot legally after an 8-hour hunt in Idaho. Some comments on Facebook suggest that Richards should be the one hunted and shot, that he should be jailed, that is unethical to shoot anything you do not eat, and hunting of any kind is barbaric.Most from rural backgrounds would see nothing wrong with the photo. Mountain lions are predators...
  • Boy Recovering After Mountain Lion Attack 2/6/12

    02/07/2012 3:20:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    CBS7 ^ | February 6, 2012 | Shannon Murray
    Big Bend National Park - What started as a family vacation quickly took a turn for the worst after a six-year-old boy is attacked by a mountain lion in Big Bend National Park. "We weren’t on a trail or down in the woods we were on a sidewalk between the restaurant and hotel," explains Rivers Hobbs’ father, Jason. The Hobbs family drove in from Austin, hoping to enjoy the outdoors in Big Bend National Park. But their vacation was cut short. "It snuck up on me," claims 6-year-old Rivers. “It” was a mountain lion, sneaking up on Rivers just feet...
  • Mountain lion killed after preying on petting zoo ( CA )

    01/03/2012 3:19:04 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | 28 December 2011 | DAVID DANELSKI
    The animal had been preying on domestic goats, residents and authorities said. A mountain lion that took a heavy toll on the animals in an Oak Glen petting zoo was killed on Christmas night when it returned to a sheep carcass to feed. The 7-year-old female lion had been raiding the petting zoo at Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho apple orchards. In all, 13 goats and sheep died, said Devon Riley, who owns the business in the mountains east of Yucaipa. When the goats and sheep started to disappear in late November, California Department of Fish and Game officials investigated...
  • Mountain lion kills family's dog ( NM )

    12/31/2011 3:44:08 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 2011
    A Los Alamos family is mourning the loss of their pet dog after a mountain lion attacked and killed it in their backyard on Christmas Eve. Police Capt. Randy Foster said that when Hari Viswanathan heard the family dog, named Gwennie, barking outside and found a mountain lion trying to pull it through wooden slats in the fence, he frantically tried to get the big can to let go and even hit it over the head with a shovel. Even after four officers responded and the dog was dead, the mountain lion wouldn't let her go,
  • Cougar spotted roaming central Wisconsin

    11/03/2011 3:49:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | October 31, 2011
    A trail camera snapped a shot of a young cougar near the town of Pray in eastern Jackson County on Oct. 20...Agency biologists believe it's the same cat another trail camera caught on film on Oct. 16 near Mauston in Juneau County, about 42 miles from the area where the Jackson County photograph was taken.
  • Mountain Lion/Cougar Question/Vanity

    10/24/2011 6:19:51 PM PDT · by eastforker · 73 replies
    me | 10/24/11 | Eastforker
    I live in far NE Harris County, Texas.Got a question for all the hunters and outdoormen here.Yesterday morning I noticed about a 60 pound hog had been hit and killed down my road.I stopped to take a closer look and noticed the pig had been eaten on, from the belly, through the rib cage, the sternom and ribs chewed back several inches, all the way to the throat. Rigor had not set in yet so it was quite fresh, yesterday evening the hog was still there in the same shape it was in(except now bloated and full of flies) the...
  • Idaho boy, 10, escapes clash with mountain lion(AP)

    09/24/2011 6:24:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 23 September, 2011 | JESSIE L. BONNER (AP)
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 10-year-old Idaho boy who came face-to-face with a mountain lion in rural Boise County escaped with minor scratches — and concerns that his friends at school wouldn't believe his story, according to state wildlife managers.
  • Mountain Lion Attack has Neighborhood on Edge ( Colorado Springs )

    09/05/2011 9:59:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    KREX News ^ | Sep 4, 2011
    A mountain lion attack has a Monument neighborhood on edge. Residents of the town, located about 20 miles north of Colorado Springs, are keeping a close watch on children and pets after a mountain lion killed a small dog. The dog was coming back inside when the mountain lion struck.
  • Dogs Harass a Lion Hanging off a cliff

    08/20/2011 6:24:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2011
    Video at Site.
  • DEC confirms wild mountain lion in Lake George [traveled from SD to CT]

    08/20/2011 5:15:13 PM PDT · by GJ15 · 14 replies ^ | August 19, 20111 | Don Lehman
    LAKE GEORGE -- State wildlife biologists have confirmed that a wild mountain lion passed through Warren County last winter before it was hit and killed by a car in Connecticut earlier this year. The big cat was hit by a car in Milford, Conn., on June 11. A series of DNA analyses have linked it to mountain lion fur left behind with cat paw prints in the back yard of a Lake George home last December, said Lori Severino, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Officials believe it was native to South Dakota, and said it was...
  • Durkin: Wayward animals can cover vast distances

    08/02/2011 5:20:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    State Journal ^ | 8-2-11 | PATRICK DURKIN
    An acquaintance of mine probably wasn't surprised to hear about the cougar that wandered northern Wisconsin from January through May in 2010, disappeared, and then died June 11 after getting SUV'd on a Connecticut highway. Talk about missing your exit and ending up in the wrong town. My acquaintance can relate. Years ago, he became tired while driving on I-90/I-94, so his wife took the helm near Mauston. Before dozing off, he reminded her to take I-90 to La Crosse when the highways forked in 25 miles. No problem, she said. When he awoke, they were pulling off to gas...
  • Mountain Lion travels 1,500 miles on its own to CT.

    07/26/2011 2:35:43 PM PDT · by Peter from Rutland · 56 replies
    The Middletown Press ^ | 7/26/2011 | Unknown
    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said today that results of genetic tests show that the mountain lion killed in Milford in June made its way to the state from the Black Hills region of South Dakota and is an animal whose movements were actually tracked and recorded as it made its way through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Genetic tests also show that it is likely that the mountain lion killed when it was hit by a car June 11 on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford was the same one that had been seen earlier that month in...
  • Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

    06/10/2011 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 164 replies
    CBS 2 ^ | June 9, 2011 | Lou Young
    Conservation Experts: This Size Cat Hasn't Been Seen Here In 100 Years. There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. ... We’re not looking for your Aunt Mildred’s kitty here, either. This is a big cat, a 160-pound predator that hunts and eats things. ... Ironically the Eastern mountain lion was officially declared extinct only a few months ago — in March.
  • Southern California family finds mountain lion in garage

    05/25/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 05/25/2011 | Beatriz E. Valenzuela
    HESPERIA -- Michelle Taylor shudders when she realizes she may have been sharing her garage with a mountain lion for the past three days. "I think it was in there since Sunday night," the Hesperia mother of five said after the animal was removed on Tuesday. Her neighbors reported they had seen a mountain lion roaming the area since Friday.
  • Mountain lion killed on resident's porch

    05/25/2011 4:56:20 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 62 replies
    Independent Record | ^ | May 25, 2011 | EVE BYRON
    UPDATE 9:20 a.m. - Charlene Wilkinson just wanted to read the news, not be the news when she picked up the Independent Record off her porch Wednesday morning. Then she got a call from the Helena Police dispatcher shortly after 7 a.m., telling her to stay inside and move away from the windows because a mountain lion was curled up on her front porch, precisely where she had picked up her newspaper just moments earlier. "They told me not to even look out the window because I could startle it and it could go through the window," Wilkinson said, recalling...
  • Camera captures mountain lion in Chesterfield[Missouri]

    01/24/2011 6:58:31 AM PST · by Palter · 44 replies
    STL Today ^ | 21 Jan 2011 | STEPHEN DEERE
    It's impossible to mistake the big cat in the grainy black and white pictures — not with that distinct patch of white hair at its mouth, the muscled jaw line, bulging shoulders and sleek profile. Call it a cougar, puma or panther. The question is: What's it doing in Chesterfield? The Missouri Department of Conservation isn't quite sure, but most likely the mountain lion was just passing through in search of territory or a mate. The pictures taken Jan. 12 from a stationary wildlife camera mark the first confirmed sighting in St. Louis County since 1994, and the 13th in...
  • Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after (Jack Russell) terrier trees animal

    11/12/2010 1:17:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2010 | AP
    Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after terrier trees animal By The Associated Press (CP) COLMAN, S.D. — A 150-pound (68-kilogram) mountain lion was no match for a squirrel-chasing terrier. Jack the Jack Russell weighs only 17 pounds (8 kilograms), and yet he managed to trap the cougar up a tree on Tuesday on a farm in the north-central state of South Dakota. Jack's owner, Chad Strenge, told The Argus Leader that the dog "trees cats all the time," and that the plucky terrier probably "figured it was just a cat." Professor Jonathan Jenks, who tracks...
  • Cougar killed near Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto

    08/31/2010 7:14:29 PM PDT · by thecodont · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (08-31) 18:35 PDT BERKELEY -- Berkeley police shot and killed a mountain lion early Tuesday as it roamed a neighborhood around the city's world-famous Gourmet Ghetto for at least an hour, leaping over fences from one backyard to another. Three officers shot and killed the 100-pound adult female with rifles and a shotgun shortly before 3:30 a.m. outside a home on the 1600 block of Walnut Street, just blocks from Chez Panisse restaurant, the flagship Peet's Coffee store, the Cheese Board Collective and other businesses along busy Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley. Residents speculated that the mountain lion had been...