The bobcat was cage-trapped on a property where chickens had been killed. The poultry pen was built well enough to keep the chickens from escaping but it was not predator proof. The animal was freed and the land owner was advised on more appropriate housing and husbandry practices to keep from losing any more animals to the resident wildlife. Read full report.
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Police officers were sent to guard schools, while hundreds of security officers scoured large areas near the French capital. Spooked drivers locked their car doors. Residents cowered at home, fearful that a menacing tiger would devour them whole. Read full report
On a wooded ridge between Loch Lomond and Highway 17, livestock farmers Alison Charter-Smith and Tony Jaehnichen have found a safe, friendly alternative to using guns to deter mountain lion attacks: large, fuzzy sheepdogs. Read full report.
A San Jose homeowner captured a mountain lion in front of his home with a surveillance camera Tuesday morning. After the motion detector alarm on his surveillance camera went off, David Tang reviewed his video and saw the animal standing on his car. Read full report.
Normally when there is a mountain lion incident and direct human contact, there are several months of abnormally high sightings reports, suggesting that the human response to extremely rare predator aggression is overblown attention and fear. The recent incident involving a 6 year old boy is no exception.