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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...
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...
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...
While on Trail
May 31, 2022 2:03 PM CDT
Girl Survives Cougar Attack While on Trail
9-year-old Washington girl is recovering
- A 9-year-old girl is hospitalized in Washington state after becoming the rare victim of a cougar attack in that state. The girl was walking on a camping trail near Fruitland on Saturday morning with two friends when the cougar attacked, reports KXLY . The two friends ran for help, and the...
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
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...
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
Cougar Had Already Attacked
When It 'Lunged at Lady Deputy'
Mar 12, 2020 7:53 AM CDT
Cougar Had Already Attacked When It 'Lunged at Lady Deputy'
Colorado victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries; animal was killed
- 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...
California's '3-Strike' Law
Claims Its First Mountain Lion
Feb 11, 2020 5:00 PM CST
California's '3-Strike' Law Claims Its First Mountain Lion
Camarillo landowner kills P-56, with permission from state officials
- 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 "...
by the Neck.
Then, a Distraction
Jan 21, 2020 9:25 AM CST
Cougar Was Dragging Boy by the Neck. Then, a Distraction
Animal, found with backpack hurled by father, is euthanized
- 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...
Jan 2, 2020 1:05 PM CST
Mountain Lions Killed After Eating Human Remains Near Trail
The cougars are not suspected to have killed the person in Arizona incident
- 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...
Florida's Big Cats
Are Stumbling, and
No One Knows Why
Aug 21, 2019 8:51 AM CDT
Florida's Big Cats Are Stumbling, and No One Knows Why
Panthers and bobcats in Florida appear to be afflicted with disabling nerve disorder
- There's a problem with Florida's big cats. The
New York Times
reports on a bunch of strange sightings of panthers and a bobcat in the Sunshine State, caught on trail cameras, that show the felines having trouble walking, caused by an apparent neurological disorder. Kittens seem to be...
After Seeing This,
He's Thankful for
Aug 20, 2019 7:41 AM CDT
After Seeing This, He's Thankful for Dull Pocketknife
Colorado's Richard Marriott escapes cougar attack with a scratch
- A hunter has survived a cougar attack in Colorado by stabbing the animal in the face. Richard Marriott of Evergreen was returning from an elk scouting expedition in Kremmling's Big Horn Park—the site of a week-old cougar sighting—when the young adult male appeared after dusk on Aug....
Boy, 4, Attacked by Cougar
in the Middle of the Afternoon
May 29, 2019 12:28 PM CDT
Boy, 4, Attacked by Cougar in the Middle of the Afternoon
His father saved him from mountain lion's grips
- A 4-year-old boy is lucky to have survived what's claimed to be the first cougar attack in California's San Diego County in more than 20 years. The boy and his family were with a group hiking in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve around 2:30pm Monday when the...
Cougar Goes to Macy's,
Shows Interest in Planter
Apr 30, 2019 7:53 AM CDT
Cougar Goes to Macy's, Shows Interest in Planter
Juvenile male relocated Monday in Santa Rosa, Calif.
- One thing Macy's doesn't have: an appropriate habitat for a cougar. A juvenile mountain lion spotted early Monday in a planter outside a Macy's store in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif., was ultimately tranquilized, tagged, and moved to territory north of the city. Wildlife officials said it was...
She Wrestled Cougar
Off Her Son, Credits
'Praying in Tongues'
Apr 3, 2019 12:24 PM CDT
She Wrestled Cougar Off Her Son, Credits 'Praying in Tongues'
Canadian Chelsea Lockhart thinks a miracle happened Friday
- The 7-year-old's mistake was in running. Good thing he had a badass Canadian mom looking out for him. Chelsea Lockhart tells CTV News she heard a commotion outside her home on British Columbia's Vancouver Island Friday and emerged to find her son, Zachery, being dragged by a juvenile...
Mar 1, 2019 12:13 PM CST
Runner's Wild Cougar Killing Is Confirmed
Necropsy describes 'blunt trauma and strangulation' to juvenile cat
- As mountain lions can weigh up to 180 pounds, it's no surprise few have been killed by claw-less humans of a similar size. Now, a necropsy helps explain how 150-pound Travis Kauffman managed the incredible feat in self-defense last month, reports the
His animal attacker was 3 to...
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