Human-wildlife conflicts vary from “significant crop and forestry destruction to disease transmission, collisions with vehicles and aircraft, nuisance behavior in urban settings, damage to buildings, predation on livestock and game species and attacks on humans” (Massei et al. 2010). “As burgeoning human populations move further into previously uninhabited areas,” conflicts and the frequency of these conflicts escalate, “particularly in urban and suburban areas, and is expected to grow further in the near future” (Dickman 2010, Massei Read More
SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — A mountain lion was spotted near a shopping center in San Mateo early Friday morning, police said.
Citizens reported seeing a mountain lion about the size of a medium-sized dog around 4 a.m. Friday in the area of the Laurelwood Shopping Center at 1206 W. Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo, according to police.
Witnesses reported the sighting to police about an hour later. The California Department of Fish and game was also notified.
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The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed as authentic a photograph of a mountain lion in Dekalb County, MO.
This photograph, taken by a game trail camera on private land just north of Cameron, Mo., shows a mountain lion on the prowl just after 2 a.m. on December 12. Missouri Department of Conservation officials can't confirm or deny that there is a breeding population of the cats in Missouri, but it has become apparent that cats are dispersing into western parts of the state.
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Every day there is a story in a paper somewhere in the U.S. about cougar or mountain lion sightings in areas where the cats have not existed in the wild in over 100 years. Why is that? Could it possibly be that despite the fact that extinction rates are more than 1000 times greater than they should be due to the uncontrolled population growth of man and our extermination of everything in our path, the cougar is making a come back? That is what the fish and game departments across the country are claiming, but that is because they make their Read More