Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Cougar Clippings" for 20 Jan 2010 from Mountain Lion Foundation


Cougar Clippings
News Links 1/20/2010

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.

Florida panther found dead in Lee County; first reported death of year

The first Florida Panther death in 2010 was discovered Tuesday morning. The young male was at the dispersing age and likely looking for his own territory. Habitat is scarce in Florida and panthers will fight to the death for their own home range. This panther appears to have been killed by another panther - most likely the older panther already living in that range.

Read the actual news story...

Viral Cougar Photos Proven to be a Hoax

The latest chain letter of mountain lion photos claiming to be from your home town has hit the web in full force over the past month. Images of three mountain lions sitting in the snow in front of a tuck with Colorado plates have made residents in a variety of eastern states wary about mysterious big cats moving in. This is just one of many hoaxes and likely a new one will begin circulating within weeks.

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Man Who Shot Mountain Lion Unapologetic

Stomachs turn and tempers begin to flare as Iowa residents hear from the man who shot and killed the state's only mountain lion. Mr. Goebel quoted legend and just plain fantasy as he claimed mountain lions are man-eaters and since there are no mountains, technically "mountain" lions do not belong in Iowa. The state still has no legal protection for the species and it may be at least partly due to attitudes like Mr. Goebel's.

Read the actual news story...

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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.

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:

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

Cougar Clippings is a service of the Mountain Lion Foundation.

phone: 800-319-7621

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