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.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Switching back to our collared female, here is a map of her movements since the 10th of March. The red star indicates her location as of the 14th. The red crosses indicated the location of the two kills that we have located since her collaring. As you can see on the right hand side of the map, the location data we collected for her on the 10th are clustered tightly around the mule deer kill. She apparently wandered no more than a few yards from this kill for over 48 hours.


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