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Mountain Lion Attacks
Child, 8, Camping
in Washington State
Jul 31, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Mountain Lion Attacks Child, 8, Camping in Washington State
Authorities say such an attack is 'very, very unusual'
- An 8-year-old camping with their mom at Lake Angeles in Washington state was attacked by a mountain lion in what officials are calling an "extraordinarily rare" incident Saturday. The pair was camping in the Heart O' the Hills area south of Port Angeles in Olympic National Park when the...
He Was Enjoying a Soak When
a Cougar Grabbed His Head
Mar 21, 2023 11:10 AM CDT
He Was Enjoying a Soak When a Cougar Grabbed His Head
Man was in a hot tub with his wife when the attack occurred Saturday in Colorado
- Wildlife officials said Monday they are searching for a mountain lion that clawed a man's head while he was sitting in a hot tub with his wife at a rental home in central Colorado. The man was soaking in the in-ground hot tub in a wooded subdivision west of...
Cougar That Made 'Improbable
Journey' Gets a Tribal Burial
Mar 7, 2023 9:10 AM CST
Cougar That Made 'Improbable Journey' Gets a Tribal Burial
Native American tribes oversaw private interment of P-22, who resided for years in LA's Griffith Park
- A mountain lion who emerged from Southern California's mountains nearly a dozen years ago and has resided in Los Angeles' Griffith Park ever since was buried over the weekend in a tribal ceremony after being euthanized late last year, a rep for the Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Conservancy confirms to...
Mountain Lion Attack
Feb 2, 2023 7:30 AM CST
Boy Survives Mountain Lion Attack
Jack Trexler was hospitalized after Tuesday's attack in California's San Mateo County
- A 5-year-old boy on a hike with his family in California ended up "fighting for his life" as he was attacked by a mountain lion. The family was hiking near their farm property in rural San Mateo County just before 7pm Tuesday when Jack Trexler ran a little ahead...
LA Mural Honors P-22
Dec 25, 2022 3:05 PM CST
LA Mural Honors P-22
Artist says the mountain lion 'is still the king of the hill'
- An artist has devoted a sweeping new street mural to the memory of one of Los Angeles' most famous residents: P-22. The celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the city was euthanized this month as its health worsened, partly from injuries likely caused by a car. With a...
Home in LA
Dec 17, 2022 2:45 PM CST
Mountain Lion Famously at Home in LA Euthanized
P-22 suffered from diseases and injuries, exam found
- P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday. California Fish and Wildlife officials said exams found kidney and liver disease and injuries, including a fractured skull, that probably were caused by...
Authorities Search for Cougar
After Attack on 7-Year-Old
Sep 29, 2022 4:40 AM CDT
Authorities Search for Cougar After Attack on 7-Year-Old
Boy was bitten in southern California park
- 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
Jul 1, 2022 1:50 PM CDT
Los Angeles, Mumbai Share Rare Trait Among Mega-Cities
They each have big cats
- 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 Who Saved Owner
From Mountain Lion Dies
Jun 9, 2022 1:43 PM CDT
Dog Who Saved Owner From Mountain Lion Dies
'We said goodbye,' owner writes of Eva
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
Jun 2, 2022 4:27 AM CDT
Janitor Traps Cougar in English Classroom
'Lost' animal wandered into California high school
- 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...
in case you missed it
Mar 6, 2022 4:20 PM CST
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
- 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...
Dec 10, 2021 5:00 PM CST
Under Picnic Table Were Mountain Lion Kittens
The litter was spotted outside an office building near LA
- 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
Aug 29, 2021 12:00 PM CDT
5-Year-Old's Mom Fights Off Mountain Lion Attacking Him
Boy is hospitalized with injuries after being dragged across lawn
- 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
May 27, 2021 3:33 AM CDT
Homeowners' Trophy Heads Attract Mountain Lion
Animal jumped through window of California home
- 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
May 17, 2021 6:40 AM CDT
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
- 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
Mar 19, 2021 8:22 AM CDT
Owner Jumps in Car to Save Dog From Mountain Lion
California woman drove car onto lawn
- 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
Dec 7, 2020 4:43 PM CST
Texas Authorities Disagree on Possible Mountain Lion Attack
'It appears we have two conflicting reports from two agencies that are experts in their field'
- 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
Oct 14, 2020 1:43 AM CDT
Hiker 'Did Everything Right' in Terrifying Cougar Encounter
Animal pursued him down trail for 6 minutes
- 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...
Firefighters on Hike Made a
Sad Find. Now, a Happy Ending
in case you missed it
Oct 11, 2020 1:30 PM CDT
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
- 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
Mountain Lion May Have
Killed 3 Zoo Animals
Jun 25, 2020 8:30 AM CDT
Mountain Lion May Have Killed 3 Zoo Animals
Disoriented cougar roamed San Francisco for days
- 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...
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