Sunday, July 12, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 10 Jul 2009 from Mountain Lion Fdn.

Cougar Clippings
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7/10/2009

Dear Friend,

In addition to the news stories in this edition of Cougar Clippings we would like to introduce our new blog Cougar Corner. Cougar Corner is the editorial voice of the Mountain Lion Foundation and will be updated twice weekly. Cougar Corner can be found at http://mountain lion.org/blogs.asp

Here are a few of the top stories on mountain lions from recent news articles. For more frequent updates, visit MountainLion.org and read the news daily.


Lions made out to be the "Boogeyman" - Again
Despite evidence to the contrary, many San Benito County, California ranchers are blaming mountain lions for their problems. Citing bumps in the night, lack of deer to hunt, and less calves birthed than expected, several attendees at a special session of the San Benito County Fish and Game Advisory Board stated categorically that this had to be a result of too many lions.
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Ranchers, farmers fed up with mountain lion laws
San Benito County ranchers-self-declared poachers-are blaming all their troubles on mountain lions, and despite lack of evidence want to repeal the limited protections afforded lions in California by the 1990 ballot initiative Proposition 117.
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Editorial: Lion had a long life in 'big city'
Eleven years is a good, long life for a mountain lion - especially one that spent most of its life on the fringes of West Prescott.
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Prescott's lion finally loses to urban perils
A radio-collared mountain lion that was remarkably adept at living in west Prescott finally ran out of luck this past week, apparently a victim of a vehicle collision in Prescott, Arizona.Radio Collared in 2006, the female lion had provided a wealth of information about how predators live in urban areas. "She was probably the most interesting mountain lion anybody (in the U.S.) studied in that detail," said Ron Thompson, a big game habitat and large carnivore biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. "She was really a spectacular animal."
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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Click here to read more! The Mountain Lion Foundation follows cougar and wildlife news each week. For a complete library of the most pertinent news articles, visit the Mountain Lion Foundation Newsroom. If you can not use the links in this email to read complete articles, cut and paste (or type) the following address into your browser:
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