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, July 30, 2008

You can clearly see a gray fox in the photo above. If you look closely you will see a skunk only a few feet behind. This is not the first time we've seen a skunk and a fox in the same photo. It is worth wondering if this is not a non-random association. And there is precedent for two species foraging together. For example, it is known that coyotes and badgers will form hunting associations.


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