Posts Tagged ‘ puma ’

Mountain lion spotted in Scotts Valley

August 28, 2013

Oooh! More cougar news! A couple in Scotts Valley apparently spotted a mountain lion near their home the other day. KION reported the animal was sighted Monday night on Whispering Pines. The Sentinel had more details in today’s paper. An adult mountain lion attacked a deer in the front yard of a home in Scotts…

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County residents believe pet cat was killed by mountain lion

June 28, 2013
County residents believe pet cat was killed by mountain lion

Well, here’s another reason to keep your cats indoors… A group of residents who live just outside of Santa Cruz city limits believe a mountain lion may have been responsible for the death of their beloved cat, White Kitty. Residents throughout the area have been reporting sightings of mountain lions in recent weeks, including the…

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Mountain lion watch: Big cat still stuck in aqueduct

May 16, 2013

Uh oh, kitty’s (still) down a well! The mountain lion spotted trapped in a Santa Cruz aqueduct earlier this morning is apparently still there.  The aqueduct is on May Avenue, off Ocean Street. The animal was first spotted around 7:30 a.m. KION now reports that wildlife experts plan to tranquilize the big cat in order…

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Mountain lion trapped in Santa Cruz aqueduct

May 16, 2013
Mountain lion trapped in Santa Cruz aqueduct

KSBW is reporting that a mountain lion is trapped in an aqueduct off of May Avenue near Ocean Street in Santa Cruz this morning. It was spotted at 7:30 a.m.  Police are working with wildlife experts to assess the situation. 

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UC Santa Cruz researchers release new study on mountain lions

April 20, 2013

UC Santa Cruz researchers have released a new study on mountain lions, also known as pumas or cougars. Among the findings: Female lions sniff the urine piles when they are in heat and determine through the smell which males are most desirable. Other males identify rivals just by sniffing the pee.  

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