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.

Friday, February 29, 2008

During the week prior to the cougar field workshop, Kate Thibault and I worked with professional guide and outfitter Mike Root in an attempt to capture and collar a second cougar on the Ladder Ranch. Above is a large tom cougar track we found on our drive to meet Mike at Hermosa. The track is oriented with the toes to the left and the distinct three lobed heel to the right.


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