DNA tests confirm mountain lion attacked California boy

California 05/31/19, 13:01

California wildlife authorities say DNA tests confirm that a mountain lion killed in a San Diego County nature preserve this week is the animal that injured a 4-year-old boy hours earlier. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says Friday a mountain lion genetic profile obtained from samples collected from the ...

Suspected mountain lion attack injures California boy

California 05/28/19, 19:04

Wildlife officers said Tuesday that they killed a mountain lion in a San Diego County nature preserve and will try to determine if it was the animal that injured a 4-year-old boy during a group hike a few hours earlier. The boy was hospitalized following the attack Monday and treated for ...

Rat poison found in California mountain lion that died

California 04/30/19, 17:37

Authorities say a mountain lion that died last month in the wilderness west of Los Angeles had rat poison in its system.The lion dubbed P-47 had no visible wounds when it was found dead March 21.The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Tuesday that P-47 had six compounds of ...

Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home

California 02/17/19, 15:56

Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert.The homeowner called authorities Saturday after spotting the animal near the edge of the San Bernardino Mountains.San Bernardino County firefighters found the large mountain lion perched on a ...

Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion

U.S. 02/14/19, 18:01

When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto the wrist of a Colorado trail runner and clawed at his face, Travis Kauffman screamed out a "barbarian yell," and jammed his right foot onto the animal's neck, holding it there until he ultimately prevailed in a fight for survival. After a ...

Update: Mountain lion locked its jaws on runner’s wrist

U.S. 02/14/19, 17:24

The Latest on a Colorado mountain lion attack (all times local):2:45 p.m.A Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack says he knew he had to do something drastic when the young cat's jaws stayed clamped on his wrist as he pounded its head with a rock.Travis Kauffman said Thursday ...

Mountain lion killed in California wine country sparks anger

California 02/12/19, 16:23

A fatally shot young mountain lion in Northern California that was part of a research project has set off angry criticism and left a family defending its actions.The mountain lion killed a goat before the animal was trapped in Napa last week and fitted with an electronic collar as part ...

Mountain lion killed near North Dakota capital’s downtown

U.S. 01/08/19, 14:24

A mountain lion that wildlife officials had tracked last fall before it thwarted their efforts was shot and killed Tuesday after wandering into an area not far from the North Dakota state capital city's downtown. Mountain lion sightings in the state's cities are rare — the last one killed within Bismarck's ...

Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 12:59

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 08:31

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

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