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California Dreamland: Golden Gate Neighbors

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Surrounded by several million people, the Santa Cruz Mountains along the Bay Area peninsula – an area about half the size of the 700,000 acre Catskill Park in southern New York State – supports about 30 adult cougars and 40 kittens. The Santa Cruz’s largest protected area is the 18,000 acre Big Basin Redwood State Park. […]

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The Santa Ana Mountains of Southern California between LA and San Diego maintains a cougar population despite continued poaching, roadkills, fragmentation and habitat loss. One of the first urban cougar populations ever to be studied, twenty years later, Paul Beier’s Santa Ana cats are still holding their own. Orange County Register    

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At this time last year, 20 panthers were known to have died.  The most common causes of death are vehicle strikes and fights with other panthers over territories.  The panthers that die on highways are essentially being “harvested” by vehicles instead of panther hunters.  It’s a shame that some of these cats aren’t relocated to […]

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http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/53209/ Dickinson Press Animal trapped for study in park dies By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press The first mountain lion trapped at Theodore Roosevelt National Park recently as part of a joint study died before she could be collared, officials said.   Read more…

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http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/209886/group/homepage/ Duluth News Tribune Cougar caught on three Northland trail cameras Yet another cougar has moved across the Northland, heading east into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Trail camera photographs taken in northern Douglas County on July 25, in Iron County on Aug. 30 and near Ontonagon, Mich., on Sept. 8 appear to show the same collared […]

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http://www.jsonline.com/sports/outdoors/130031863.html Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cougar seen on trail camera in northern Wisconsin A cougar captured on a trail camera in Iron County is wearing a radio collar. By Paul A. Smith of the Journal Sentinel A cougar passed through northern Wisconsin this summer and was last seen in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. […]

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In this title of this article, we see the media playing on the public’s fear of cougars.  Too bad. Collars are of various types and configurations. Almost all collars involve a VHF component (transmitter), which can be located by anyone using a receiver capable of receiving that transmitter’s specific frequency (frequency assignment varies depending on […]

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