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.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Here we have an interesting series of photos. In the top photo our collared cougar LF2 is investigating a scent mark, known as a scrape. Approximately, 2 weeks later we see an uncollared male cougar in our study area refreshing this scent mark.


Post a Comment

<< Home