Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 16 Sep 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

Dear Friend,

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.

Mountain Lion Meetings Set

This Saturday, the Colorado Division of Wildlife will host meetings for the upcoming "research" mountain lion trophy hunting season. Not surprisingly, the meetings are only for lion hunters and not open to the general public interested in lion research. They are scheduled to discuss permits, season dates, and quotas.

Read the actual news story...


Cougars and Pit Bulls: How should we handle dangerous animals?

Letters to the editor of Washington's Seattle Times highlight residents' praise for the state Department of Fish & Wildlife's actions earlier this week when a cougar was relocated. They also question why cases with aggressive domestic dogs - which are responsible for significantly more attacks on people and pets than cougars - are not handled more seriously by law enforcement. One writer is concerned for neighborhood safety while another thinks heavy fines should be issued to irresponsible pet owners.

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Endangered Florida Panthers Feel the Squeeze

The war between conservationists and developers in southwest Florida rages on with a battle over the construction plans for the new 9,000 home Big Cypress Community. Many of the developer's 2,800 acres fall into habitat critical for the survival of endangered Florida panthers.

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Mountain Lion Killed by Startled Hunter

A man hunting for grouse (a bird in the pheasant family) in Nevada last weekend was startled when rustling in the bushes turned out to be a mountain lion. When the cat jumped out of the bushes thirty feet away, the surprised hunter shot and killed the lion. The responding Nevada Division of Wildlife warden concluded the mountain lion was not attacking, but said the man's shooting was justified out of self defense. With it now legal for concealed firearms to be carried in National Parks, stories like these could become more common if people panic during lion sightings.

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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Cli ck 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.

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http://www.mountainlion.org/newsroom.asp



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