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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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Credible 2006 Mountain Lion Sighting

February 23, 2010

I was organizing and going through some old magazines and came across this interesting item from the April 2006 Potomac Appalachian: While on his way to remove a blowdown blocking the Big Run Loop North Trail in late January, Pete saw a big dark colored cougar cross Skyline Drive about 100 yards ahead of his…

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Mountain Lion Turns Out to be Toy Tiger

October 22, 2009

[Via EasternCougar.org] The Washington Post reports: A real estate agent reported that she saw an injured mountain lion… When an animal control officer arrived, the animal was not moving. Upon closer inspection, the officer found that it was a large stuffed toy tiger. The search for the elusive eastern mountain lion continues.

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Mountain Lion Tracks?

December 9, 2007
Mountain Lion Tracks?

3/18/2007–I photographed these tracks appearing to be consistent with mountain lion tracks. After posting to Yahoo’s EasternCougar Group, the consensus was that the photo is inconclusive due to snow melt having erased track details.

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