Reviewing pics like these from Wellsboro, PA used to be our bread and butter. But 14 years of looking at hundreds of bobcat and housecat photographs reported as cougars, with only one cougar confirmation from Nova Scotia to Mississippi crossing our desks (Greenwich, CT 2011) since 1999, helped us realize the ubiquity of misidentifications. Compare [...]
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement of the extinction of the eastern cougar is based on science that was outdated when it was published in 1946. Modern DNA analysis indicates that there is only one subspecies of cougar in North America, Puma concolor couguar. That being the case, cougars and Florida panthers could be reintroduced to [...]
Outdoor reporter Tom Venesky commenting on the Cougar Rewilding Foundation’s press release that cougars aren’t needed to control the East’s deer herd misunderstands our point. Without necessarily thinning the herd, cougar presence daily moves deer around, keeping them from using every square inch of their home range. This daily movement changes the way deer browse, [...]
http://www.examiner.com/history-in-harrisburg/history-examiner-short-shots-the-eastern-cougar-and-the-nittany-lion examiner.com – Harrisburg History Examiner Short Shots: The Eastern Cougar and the Nittany Lion Gerald Huesken Jr Harrisburg History Examiner This past week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar, considered by many puma biologists to be a distant cousin of the North American cougar, to be extinct, confirming a widely [...]
2008 Press Releases Search Pennsylvania Game Commission – State Wildlife Management Agency Home Back Printable Version Release #119-08 GAME COMMISSION RELEASES RESULTS OF ALLEGED MOUNTAIN LION ATTACK HARRISBURG – In announcing the most recent results of its ongoing investigation into an alleged mountain lion attack on Oct. 9, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced tests [...]
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08188/894635-140.stm Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday, July 06, 2008 By Kate McCaffrey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers the eastern cougar “endangered” but presumed extinct in Pennsylvania. Disputed number of endangered species in Pennsylvania (state Game Commission doesn’t concur) including fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and plants. An “endangered species” is in [...]