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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Below are the first remote camera photos of LF1 that we have recorded since she was recollared in November. What is most interesting about these few photos is that she has been traveling throughout our camera grid for most of the last three months without detection. LM1 on the other hand, has been photographed at least 10 times over this same period. The bottom photo is an extreme closeup of LF1's neck and collar. It almost appears as if she rubbed her cheek against the camera.


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