Recently, we got quite jolt as it appeared that our collared cougar had moved 50 miles to the west in 24 hours (green locations at extreme left of the map). Within a few days, however, he reappeared back in the Rio Grande floodplain, just west of the sheep management area. We still don't know whether our cougar actually took a long-distance stroll or whether we experienced some collar or satellite malfunction. It is possible for a cougar to cover 10's of miles in a 24 hour period.
Thursday, January 31, 2008