Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 7
Big Cats love pizza too! .... well pizza boxes .... Big Cat Rescue is always trying new enrichment ideas and recently discovered that our Tigers, Lions & Leopards love the smell of used pizza boxes! Watch the big cats have fun destroying the pizza boxes!
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Every day we get calls from people asking us to relocate bobcats and cougars. Here is a unique situation where a cougar has been caught on film in NY where they are reported to be extinct.
here is a picture of a mountain lion that has been roaming in the hills behind my brother in laws house for about 4yrs. we live in NY state. the neighbor finally used an night vision camera of some sort to get the picture i believe. I really do not want anyone to kill this animal but it does need to be taken away from the area before it gets killed or it kills and i would appreciate any help you can give me as far as you coming to take it or letting me know of who i can contact that would help. and yes i did say NY state, about an hour to hour and a half north of NYC. DEC is unhelpful and claim there are no mountain lions here but they are wrong. please at least email me back to let me know if you can be of any help or who can help!!!
thank you so much, Name Withheld
Dear Name Withheld,
This is VERY cool that there is an actual photograph of a cougar in NY because they are considered extinct there.
I have copied the DEC because this is a cougar (or mountain lion, as you called it) whereas most people misidentify bobcats as being cougars.
Relocating doesn't work. These animals travel hundreds of miles to get back to their home territories and wreak havoc in the process because they are then forced into hunting in unknown areas and will often take the easy way out.
If the cat has been living free in your brother's area for 4 years, the cat should be protected where he / she is. They make awful pets, but great neighbors as they keep the vermin population in check.
For the cats,Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
Office 813.920.4130 Cell 813.493.4564 Fax 885.4457Caring for cats - Ending the trade
Update: Cougar photos is from Wyoming and not New York:
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696