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October 2013 Mountain Lions in Virginia Update

October 31, 2013
October 2013 Mountain Lions in Virginia Update

The reports keep coming in: Jacqlyn writes: My sister lives in king & queen co and we have heard a couple times that sightings of cougars are rare but happen. It’s also published that bears don’t live around here anymore but my youngest sister was waiting for the school bus and a bear crossed the…

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December 2012 Update on Mountain Lions in Virginia

December 22, 2012

I’ve been receiving a steady stream of information about mountain lion sightings in Virginia over the past year: From Eric: A guy I rode the bus with (when I used to catch it at Linden) saw one in 2007. He lived 10 minutes from the park and ride there. He had also seen some deer…

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Free Eastern Mountain Lions Book

December 20, 2012

Free Eastern Cougar Book From the Yahoo Eastern Mountain Lions Discussion Group: A free pdf download is available from easterncougar.org of The Ghost of North America, The Story of the Eastern Panther by Bruce S. Wright. The book focuses on New Brunswick, Canada, but details other sightings and evidence. I enjoyed reading the book very…

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Are Eastern Cougars Extinct or Not?

January 27, 2012

Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service concluded that the Eastern Cougar is extinct: Although the eastern cougar has been on the endangered species list since 1973, its existence has long been questioned. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) conducted a formal review of the available information and, in a report issued today,…

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Mountain Lion Book Reviews

January 18, 2012
Mountain Lion Book Reviews

Last year, I read a couple of cougar (aka mountain lion) books that I highly recommend by Chris Bolgiano. First, Mountain Lion covers a history of mountain lions in the U.S. detailing their behaviors. The subtitle is An unnatural history of pumas and people. Of special interest to Virginians and other Easterners, is the last…

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Update on Eastern Mountain Lions in Virginia

March 11, 2011

Eastern Cougars Extinct? On March 2, 2011, the U.S. Government released a report saying the eastern mountain lion is extinct. [Note: Eastern panthers, painters, pumas, mountain lions, and cougars all describe the same animal]: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) conducted a formal review of the available information and, in a report issued today,…

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