BIG Cat Tales
- Australian tag team. // Wildlife Australia;Winter99, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p32
Contains information about wildlife for young nature lovers. Tracks of wild animals; Traps set by animals for prey.
- Protest fail to block mountain-lion surveys. Dalton, Rex // Nature;3/7/2002, Vol. 416 Issue 6876, p5
Examines the impact of predation by mountain lions on wildlife in the western United States. Factors affecting the decline of wildlife populations; Opposition of environmentalists to the study due to proposed killings of lions; Number of lions to be eliminated in the area.
- Lion Hunt Interrupted. // South Dakota Magazine;Jan/Feb2015, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p110
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of watching a deer being pursued by a mountain lion while they were snowmobiling near the cabin of friend David Luers in the Long's Draw area of the Black Hills in South Dakota.
- Prey selection by caracal in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Melville, H. I. A. S.; Bothma, J. du P.; Mills, M. G. L. // South African Journal of Wildlife Research;2004, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p67
In the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 116 caracal (Caracal caracal) scat samples were collected and 327 attempted hunts were reconstructed from spoor-tracking. The data were analysed to establish the prey use of caracals in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and to study the extent to which...
- ASSESSING EFFECTS OF PREDATION RISK ON FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF MULE DEER. Altendorf, Kelly B.; Laundre, John W.; Gonzales, Carlos A. Lopez; Brown, Joel S. // Journal of Mammalogy;May2001, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p430
Features a study which applied optimal foraging theory to test effects of habitat and predation risk on foraging behavior of mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus, subject to predation by mountain lions, Puma concolor. Materials and methods; Results; Discussion.
- Prey at the waterhole. Childs, Craig // High Country News;7/24/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 13, p24
The article discusses the author's experience of becoming a prey for a mountain lion. He had watched the lion drinking at a waterhole in the Blue Range near the Arizona-New Mexico line. He had managed to do this without the lion noticing him. The lion had walked away and the author went to the...
- Permit Issued To Kill Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Mountain Lion. Repanshek, Kurt // National Parks Traveler;12/2/2016, p1
The article reports that two residents in Santa Monica National Recreation Area, California have received permits to kill P-45, a mountain lion, which was thought to be responsible for the predation of alpacas and goat in the area in 2016.
- How Toâ€¦: Avoid Being Mauled By A Mountain Lion. Swaby, Rachel // Wired;Jul2009, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p38
The article offers advice from Richard Coss, a University of California Davis expert on predator-prey relationships, on how to avoid being mauled by mountain lion. Coss examined 185 cougar-human encounters and discovered that people who stood still avoided injury by 26 percent. He also...
- Scrape-marking behavior of jaguars (Panthera onca) and pumas (Puma concolor). HARMSEN, BART J.; FOSTER, REBECCA J.; GUTIERREZ, SAID M.; MARIN, SILVERIO Y.; DONCASTER, C. PATRICK // Journal of Mammalogy;Oct2010, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p1225
Marking behaviors of jaguars (Panthera onca) and pumas (Puma concolor) were investigated by linking sign from transect surveys to species, sex, and individual detected by camera traps along trails in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize. The most commonly encountered big-cat signs were...