Wildlife officials said that one of the mountain lions
was the one that attacked the boy.
In North Dakota mountain lions
historically ranged throughout the state, although they were considered scarce in the open prairies that typify the eastern part of the state (Bailey, 1926).
He grew up hunting, primarily for bears and mountain lions
who preyed on his family's livestock, and became an adept tracker.
In Colorado, where their population is strong, mountain lions
have injured 16 people and killed three since 1990.
A trail runner in Colorado suffocated a wild mountain lion
to death after it attacked him, leaving the man with serious injuries.
Fish and Wildlife Service ruled that the hybrids between Texas mountain lions
and Florida panthers would receive the protection of the Endangered Species Act, and the plan was approved.
The large cats, also known as mountain lions
, pumas or panthers, historically roamed every state east of the Mississippi River but by 1900 had all but vanished due to systematic hunting and trapping, according to the U.S.
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My colleagues alerted National Park Service biologists from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area who have been studying mountain lions
in the western Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Susana mountains since 2002.
are not uncommon in Colorado and sightings used to be rare.
Studies in the United States, particularly in Texas, have consistently shown deer to be the main prey of North American mountain lions
(Iriarte et al., 1990; McKinney, 1996).
Those of us who actually live in rural Oregon with the vast majority of the black bears, mountain lions
and now wolves would appreciate it if the voting majority of this state's population, somewhat safe within their concrete jungle, would keep their half-truths and emotion-based decision-making to themselves and allow the rural portion of the state to manage the wildlife that we interact with daily.
"The population of mountain lions
has dropped by about half in the last eight years, and our goal is to figure out why."