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.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Walnut Springs is one of the few natural water sources on the mountain and a site where cougar activity has been frequent historically. As such, we were expecting that this would be one of our most productive cameras. After almost 10 months of camera monitoring these are our first cougar photos. Based on body size and the pattern of black on the muzzle this is probably not the same cougar we photographed at Summer Spring. If this is the case, we now have two cougars on the mountain.


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