Stories tagged mountain lion

Long-distance cat: A mountain lion (not this one) made a 1,500-mile migration from the Black Hills to Connecticut before being killed when hit by a car
Long-distance cat: A mountain lion (not this one) made a 1,500-mile migration from the Black Hills to Connecticut before being killed when hit by a carCourtesy US Dept. of Agriculture
Remember the police dashcam video of a mountain lion roaming through a Twin Cities suburb two years ago? It was shown on all the local news programs. The same cat was killed when hit by a car in Connecticut last month. DNA samples from the mountain lion's hair confirm the match. The cat has been traced to the Black Hills region of South Dakota, giving it a 1,500-mile migration over two years.

We've documented many human vs. wildlife conflicts here on the Buzz. But here's one I've never heard of before that ended in a sad manner. What do you think of its outcome? Want a little more man v. beast news? Read about a chain saw/mountain lion encounter in Wyoming. But jumbo squid off the coast of San Diego scored a victory for the animal kingdom this week.

On the loose: There is a mountain lion similar to this roaming around in Wisconsin. Don't let your dog chase it up a tree.
On the loose: There is a mountain lion similar to this roaming around in Wisconsin. Don't let your dog chase it up a tree.Courtesy Cm0rris0n
Here's a strange tale of four hunters who used their dogs to track down a mountain lion near Spooner, Wisc., this week and then worked to prevent the Wisconsin DNR from collaring the animal to keep track of its movements. Those crazy Cheeseheads.