Latest Mountain lions News

Officials: Hunters took 7 mountain lions in Pine Ridge area

Apr. 2, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hunters have killed seven mountain in northwest Nebraska's Pine Ridge area, state officials said as the third season since 2014 closed Tuesday. They took the limit of three males and one female in the area’s south subunit, ending its season Feb. 5, the Lincoln Journal Star...

Authorities put down wild mountain lion in West Fargo

Mar. 31, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday put down a wild mountain lion that was near an elementary school in West Fargo. Police responded around 9:30 a.m. after the mountain lion was sighted. Officers arrived and found the mountain lion in a tree line near Rendezvous Park next to Aurora Elementary...

Mountain lion management plan sets goals for west Colorado

Mar. 30, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A draft plan by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department would maintain stable populations of mountain lions in western Colorado. The plan would establish a special management area to deal with conflicts between lions and humans, The Daily Sentinel reported Sunday. The...

"Kill or be killed:" Colorado deputy recounts cougar attack

Mar. 16, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When a 91-pound mountain lion exploded from its crouched position under a trailer and launched at Larimer County sheriff’s deputy Michelle Ross, she had a split second to fire a shot before the animal ripped into her right arm and tackled her to the ground. And in that...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Mar. 14, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It's the ninth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 10 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the 1-year-old female panther were...

Mountain lion that attacked 2 people in Colorado had rabies

Mar. 13, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A mountain lion that attacked a person in northern Colorado and bit a sheriff's deputy who was responding to help has tested positive for rabies. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say both bite victims have been notified, and Larimer County's health department is managing the...

Mountain lion bites Colorado deputy responding to attack

Mar. 11, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A mountain lion attacked a person in northern Colorado on Wednesday and bit a sheriff's deputy who was responding to help, authorities said. Both victims were taken to a hospital and were expected to recover, Larimer County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Moore said. Officials...

Cougar shot in The Dalles after attacks on goats

Mar. 6, 2020 3:05 PM EST

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — An adult female cougar has been fatally shot in The Dalles by a resident after the cougar attacked goats on several occasions. The cougar was killed Monday after it had killed a total of five goats between Feb. 26 and March 1, The Bulletin reported Friday. Oregon law permits...

Landowner shoots cougar that killed goats near The Dalles

Mar. 4, 2020 8:36 PM EST

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A landowner fatally shot a cougar Monday that had killed several goats in a neighborhood near The Dalles along the Columbia River Gorge, state officials said. The cougar had killed five goats near homes in two separate incidents last week and on Sunday, according to Oregon Fish and...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Mar. 4, 2020 4:56 AM EST

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It's the eighth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of nine total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of the 3-year-old male panther were...