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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

By an extraordinary stroke of luck one of the TESF employees heard what was apparently a cougar dispatching a javelina yesterday. Upon closer inspection it turned out to be LF2 doing the dispatching. Later Megan returned to the area and confirmed with the radio receiver that LF2 was in this location. Currently, LF2 only has a radio collar (not a GPS collar) and our data on her movements and prey are limited. The map above shows the location where LF2 was seen.


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