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, July 19, 2008

We're getting some unusua data from LM1. The collar locations show points 118 and 121 in the same location, and points 119 and 121 together in a separate location. Either this tom puma moved back and forth between these two locations on consecutive nights or we've had some corruption in our data. It is likely that points 115 and 116 do represent a prolonged stay in one spot, presumably a prey cache.


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