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.

Monday, May 26, 2008

LM-1 made a mule deer kill in Seco canyon around May 5th (point 42 on the LM-1 map). The mule deer was an old male whose teeth were worn down. The prey was dragged about 30m uphill from the wash into the trees lining the wash. The deer was probably killed in the thick Apache Plume stand in the foreground of the photo and then dragged and cached under an oak tree lining the wash in the background.


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