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.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Steve Dobrott, the Ladder Ranch manager, located the first kill we've been able to document for this cougar - a javelina. The cougar fed on this kill for at least 48 hours (See the yellow-orange cluster of points on the map below). Interestingly, she took several long trips away from the kill on two occassions, but immediately returned.


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