We are conducting surveys, monitoring, and research on cougars (puma, mountain lion) on the Ladder Ranch in south-central New Mexico. Here, cougars are of particular interest given their effects on state-endangered desert bighorn sheep and other valuable big game. These projects are also resources for training and education, most notably through the Cougar Field Workshop.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

FINALLY, after nearly four months of searching for tracks and checking remote cameras there is a cougar on the mountain. These photos were taken last night from 7:52 to 7:55 p.m. on the top of the mountain, with a remote digital camera purchased with a Research and Professional Growth grant from Furman. This appears to be a female or a young male.


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