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Friday, April 27, 2012

BIG CAT NEWS: From around the world

Bobcat a frequent visitor to Carrollton water plant
WXIA-TV"I knew it was a cat but I didn't know what kind. I was scared." Simmons saw the same bobcat later the same day. Other employees have seen the big cat slip beneath the fence at the plant to take a relaxing walk. "She didn't run," said employee Robert ...

Possible Mountain Lion Sighting in San Carlos
While it's unclear whether the animal in question was actually a mountain lion, officials are warning residents to stay on the alert for signs of the big cats. People that encounter a mountain lion are encouraged to stay calm and to not run away from ...

Leopard slips into Mumbai school
Calcutta Telegraph
Mumbai's north-eastern suburb of Mulund lies at its base, where it is not unusual to hear of big cats prowling the streets and alleys after sundown. The “gatecrash” at NES International School, however, happened around 8am.

Six leopards caught in two districts of Gujarat
<>PTI 10:04 PM,Apr 22,2012 Vadodara, Apr 22 (PTI) Atleast six leopards have been caught from two districts of Junagadh and Amreli in Gujarat in the last two days after an increase in the instances of attack by the big cats on humans, ...

July date for Indo-Bangla joint tiger census
Times of India
The numbers, given by the Bangladeshi forest department and its Indian counterparts till date, are disputed on the ground that big cats frequently cross over the Indo-Bangla border. Every time, Sundarbans authority in India or that of Bangladesh comes ...

OT: Big Cats in Georgia...
Just to ask, I have heard stories of panthers or cougars in Georgia but I have not seen one before. I live in Bartow county around Alatoona.

Game Wardens Kill Mountain Lion in Sunland Neighborhood
Police shot and killed an 80-pound mountain lion Friday after a resident spotted the big cat hiding in some bushes near her home. Marlene Hitt lives in the foothills near the Angeles National Forest. She was closing her garage door Friday ...

Local couple spot mountain lion near Onion Creek in Buda
Hays Free Press

The large wild cats have been moving into Central Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Okay, some of you may not believe me but my husband & I were riding around Buda on Wednesday, April 11. We had our 4 yr old grandson with us ...

Mountain lion sightings reported in Arcata; HSU student reports cougar at ...

Although Yates said the big cat was carrying something he believed to be a dog in its mouth, the police haven't received any reports of missing dogs from that area, Bergstresser said Tuesday. Police contacted the California Department of Fish and Game, ...

'Badshah' still playing hide-and-seek
Times of India

The big cat killed and partially ate a buffalo tied as bait at Rahmankhera on Monday night. It was the 20th bait killed by the tiger even as forest officials remain clueless. The tiger has now shifted its location to a patch of forest with a dense ...

Mountain Lion's Dead Body Dismembered

KEY News has learned the big cat's body was dismembered. The CHP received calls around 5:30 AM, about a mountain lion getting hit by a car. At the same time, a fawn was found there, dodging traffic on the northbound lanes.

Rehmankhera tiger finally trapped, taken to Dudhwa
Daily Pioneer

The shrewd big cat had successfully evaded the Forest department team on its trail for nearly 108 days until luck ran out on Wednesday when it was tranquillised at 6:40 am. The one-quintal beast fell unconscious at 7 as the second dart fired by Lucknow ...

Mountain lion sightings reported in Arcata

Sgt. Todd Dockweiler said the resident who reported the sighting had seen the cat carrying an animal away. The resident reported that the animal may have been a small dog, Dockweiler said. Officers were unable to find a big cat when responding to ...

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