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Authorities Search for Cougar After Attack on 7-Year-Old

Boy was bitten in southern California park

(Newser) - A park in southern California has been closed until further notice as authorities search for a mountain lion that attacked a 7-year-old boy. The boy, Knightley Quintos, is being treated for possible rabies exposure after the rare attack on Monday, KTLA reports. Authorities say the "aggressive" cougar pounced on...

Los Angeles, Mumbai Share Rare Trait Among Mega-Cities

They each have big cats

(Newser) - Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws. These metropolises are the world’s only megacities of 10 million-plus where large felines—mountain lions in...

Dog Defends California Woman From Mountain Lion
Dog Who Saved Owner
From Mountain Lion Dies
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Dog Who Saved Owner From Mountain Lion Dies

'We said goodbye,' owner writes of Eva

(Newser) - Update: A sad coda to the story of a life-saving dog—Eva has died from injuries sustained while protecting her owner from a mountain lion, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . "We said goodbye," owner Erin Wilson wrote on a GoFundMe page for her dog's vet bills. The...

Janitor Traps Cougar in English Classroom

'Lost' animal wandered into California high school

(Newser) - A quick-thinking custodian safely confined a curious cougar in an empty classroom after it entered a Northern California high school Wednesday morning, authorities said. The custodian was opening Pescadero High for the school day when the juvenile mountain lion was spotted, said Detective Javier Acosta with the San Mateo County...

Mont. Governor Killed Collared Mountain Lion Outside Yellowstone
Mont. Governor
Killed Collared
Mountain Lion
Outside Yellowstone
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Mont. Governor Killed Collared Mountain Lion Outside Yellowstone

Animal hunted by Gianforte, who has a license to do so, had been chased up tree by hounds first

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park, praising its beauty and wonder. It's also the same day the governor showed up in a different headline, this one involving his killing of a mountain lion that wandered outside the protected areas of that...

Under Picnic Table Were Mountain Lion Kittens

The litter was spotted outside an office building near LA

(Newser) - Two mountain lion kittens that survived after a litter of four was found under a picnic table are being cared for at a Southern California veterinary hospital, officials said. The four tiny cats, estimated to be about six weeks old, were spotted Nov. 29 outside an office building near foothills...

5-Year-Old's Mom Fights Off Mountain Lion Attacking Him

Boy is hospitalized with injuries after being dragged across lawn

(Newser) - A mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy and dragged the child across his front lawn in Southern California was shot and killed by a wildlife officer, authorities said Saturday. The 65-pound mountain lion attacked the boy while he was playing near his house Thursday in Calabasas, the AP reports,...

Homeowners' Trophy Heads Attract Mountain Lion

Animal jumped through window of California home

(Newser) - Taxidermy trophy heads mounted on the interior walls of a California home attracted a hungry intruder, police say. A mountain lion jumped from a fence and broke through a glass window at a San Bruno home early Tuesday morning but was scared off by the homeowners, the San Francisco Chronicle...

Capitol Riot Suspect's New Woe: a Dead Mountain Lion

Patrick Montgomery accused of killing animal near Denver, though he's not supposed to own guns

(Newser) - A Colorado man accused of storming the Capitol and who was banned from owning firearms is facing another arrest and new charges after feds say he killed a mountain lion near Denver. CBS Denver reports that Patrick Montgomery, 48, was already facing a series of counts linked to the Jan....

Owner Jumps in Car to Save Dog From Mountain Lion

California woman drove car onto lawn

(Newser) - Police say a California woman acted quickly to save her dog from the jaws of a mountain lion on Wednesday night. The dog's owners heard a noise in their yard in Woodside just before 10pm while their dog was outside. "When they looked out the window, they saw...

Texas Authorities Disagree on Possible Mountain Lion Attack

'It appears we have two conflicting reports from two agencies that are experts in their field'

(Newser) - A 28-year-old man was found dead in a wooded area in north Texas Thursday—and authorities disagree over whether he was killed by a mountain lion. When the body of Christopher Allen Whiteley was found the day after he was reported missing in Lipan, population 430, the Hood County Sheriff'...

Hiker 'Did Everything Right' in Terrifying Cougar Encounter

Animal pursued him down trail for 6 minutes

(Newser) - A Utah man pulled out his phone to record four small animals he saw on the trail during a hike Saturday—and ended up filming a terrifying 6-minute encounter with the cougar kittens' extremely protective mother. The video Kyle Burgess shared on Instagram shows the animal pursuing him down the...

Orphaned Mountain Lion Turning Into a Success Story
Firefighters on Hike Made a
Sad Find. Now, a Happy Ending 
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Firefighters on Hike Made a Sad Find. Now, a Happy Ending

Orphaned mountain lion cub who could barely squeak now doing much better after rescue

(Newser) - She was just over 10 pounds when she was found—"semiconscious, extremely emaciated, dehydrated, weak," and with tremors, per the San Diego Humane Society. Now, the mountain lion cub discovered by two firefighters early last month is a healthier 22 pounds, much more active, and, as the Los ...

Mountain Lion May Have Killed 3 Zoo Animals

Disoriented cougar roamed San Francisco for days

(Newser) - Zookeepers in San Francisco believe they have cracked the case of the massacred marsupials. A red kangaroo and two wallaroos—a kangaroo cousin smaller than a kangaroo but bigger than a wallaby—were found dead in an outdoor exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo on June 12, and the zoo...

Mountain Lion Wanders Into Downtown San Francisco
Mountain Lion 
Picked Up Downtown

Mountain Lion Picked Up Downtown

Cougar had wandered for two days in the city

(Newser) - A young mountain lion that had been spotted sleeping in a planter box along a normally busy street and looking at his reflection in the glass of an office tower in downtown San Francisco was safely captured Thursday and will be released into the wild, officials said. The disoriented cougar...

Cougar Had Already Attacked When It 'Lunged at Lady Deputy'

Colorado victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries; animal was killed

(Newser) - A mountain lion attacked a Colorado resident and then a sheriff's deputy before it was shot dead Wednesday afternoon. The initial attack was reported around 1:50pm in a remote area west of Loveland, which is 45 miles north of Denver, per NBC News . Representatives of the Larimer County...

Cougar Emerges From Bushes, Attacks 6-Year-Old

Girl escapes mauling with minor injuries after an adult started punching the big cat

(Newser) - A 6-year-old girl is recovering from minor injuries after a mountain lion (also known as a cougar or puma) attacked her in a California nature preserve. KGO reports that the child was walking with her parents, four other adults, and four other children around 10am Sunday in the Rancho San...

California's '3-Strike' Law Claims Its First Mountain Lion

Camarillo landowner kills P-56, with permission from state officials

(Newser) - It's illegal to hunt mountain lions in California, but if one harms pets or livestock despite the property owner taking nonlethal steps to stop it, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife can issue a depredation permit allowing the landowner to kill the animal under the state's "...

Cougar Was Dragging Boy by the Neck. Then, a Distraction

Animal, found with backpack hurled by father, is euthanized

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy is recovering in Southern California after a mountain lion bit him on the neck. The boy was leading his family—two adults and three other children—on a walk through Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Lake Forest around 4pm Monday when the cougar appeared, seized the boy...

Mountain Lions Killed After Eating Human Remains Near Trail

The cougars are not suspected to have killed the person in Arizona incident

(Newser) - Three mountain lions were killed by officials in Arizona after eating human remains near a popular hiking trail. The big cats, also called cougars or pumas, are not suspected of killing the person who was eaten, but the fact that they consumed the remains is troublesome because the animals are...

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