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, October 08, 2008

We did not receive the last scheduled download from LF1's collar but we did receive one today. This download contained location data for the last two days. It appears that LF1 has a second prey cache about a kilometer to the NW of her last one. Unfortunately, we are missing 4 days of location data between these events. The rose colored polygon represents the extent of her movements in the month following her suspected denning. You can see by the map that she is continuing to stay within this area and relatively close to the suspected den site (red circle).


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