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Sunday, April 08, 2012

BIG CAT NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD


Mountain lion suspected of attacking horses dies
San Jose Mercury News
Aaron Reyes, deputy director of Los Angeles county's Department of Animal Care and Control, told KABC-TV (http://bit.ly/I4pwfX) a big cat apparently jumped the fence and mauled the mare. Reyes said injuries sustained by the horse suggested she was ...

Mountain lion suspected of mauling horse in Lancaster is fatally struck by car
Los Angeles Daily News
A big cat-paw print was found near a fence the puma apparently jumped to get to the horse, he said. The mountain lion that was euthanized was struck Friday by a car near the Lancaster Animal Care Center, 5210 W. Ave. I. A necropsy should show if the ...

Nepal plagued by big cat attacks Int'l Coverage ekantipur.com
A teenager has been killed in what officials in Nepal have described as a rare attack by a..


Big cat territory
Kuensel, Bhutan's National Newspaper

Carnivores, other than tigers in Manas, are the common leopard, clouded leopard, jungle cats, Asiatic golden cat, leopard cat, marbled cat, large Indian civets, small Indian civets, Himalayan yellow throated martens, mongooses, otters, ferret badger ...

Wild cat: 'Dracula' fails to survive captivity
The Express Tribune
Another villager, Suleman Khan, claimed that the cat had attacked and killed a number of his buffalos. He said that she had also injured some men from the village. “I made a special cage. It was as big as a small lion.” The operation to capture the cat ...

Stray big cat enjoys its extended stay
Times of India
With the rise in temperature, the dense and damp forest patch has become a favoured stay for the big cat. But, since the forest is not easily accessible, forest department is not able to comb the area. The stray tiger has frequented Mandauli several ...

Local News Briefs: Mountain lion sightings reported in Carlsbad
Carlsbad Current Argus
Moyers said the big cat is probably coming into the area for water and asked that early morning and late night walkers, joggers and bike riders remain aware that there could be a big cat in the area and use proper precaution.

Big cat sightings on the rise
Windsor Star

By Julie Kotsis, The Windsor Star April 3, 2012 12:00 AM A local businessman and his wife say they spotted the big cat in a field near their home Sunday. "We were just totally blown away," Cecil Farmer said. Cecil and his wife Connie, who live on the ...

With Vid: Big cat sighting startles couple
Windsor Star
A local businessman and his wife say they spotted the big cat in a field near their home Sunday. “We were just totally blown away,” Cecil Farmer said. Cecil and his wife Connie, who live on the 4th Concession South, about four kilometres east of a ...



Using a dog as bait, the department officials had kept a cage in a farmhouse to trap the big cat. The ploy succeeded as the leopard walked into the trap around 8.30 am Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) Thammaiah and other officials released the ...

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