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Mountain Lion Encounter in the Bay Area

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Mountain Lion Encounter in the Bay Area
February 05, 2010 03:14PM


Attacks seem to be more common elsewhere in the West:

Man reports mountain lion attack near Elk River
July 14, 2009, 11:55 am

Man uses chain saw to fight off mountain lion attack
Story Published: Jul 17, 2009 at 8:36 AM MST

An archive of other mountain lion attacks and stories from the past year:
(You might have to scroll down to reach the first article on each page.)


Maurice Hornocker has spent decades among feline carnivores
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"...This year, with conservationist Sharon Negri, Hornocker published "Cougar Ecology and Conservation," an encyclopedia of current mountain lion studies in North America and South America. In the book he promotes the idea of bringing domestication practices to the problem of dangerous human-predator relations.
"Every cat has a different personality," he says. "We could infiltrate aggressive big cat populations with males from more placid populations."
"...Recently, mountain lions have competed for range with the gray wolf, reintroduced to Idaho in 1995. Last winter, a mountain lion was killed by a pack of wolves near Sun Valley."

Welcome to the Neighborhood
As suburban sprawl eats into their habitat and mountain bikers race through their hunting grounds, mountain lions are becoming more visible—and more lethal.
October 2004
By Carl Hoffman
"... The ban's effect has been extraordinary. Believed to number just 5,000 throughout North America by the time Hornocker started studying them, biologists guess there may be 50,000 today, 5,000 or more in the most populous state in the union. "There are probably more lions in North America now than when Columbus hit our shores," says Hornocker. "They're in Nebraska and Kansas and pretty soon they'll be knocking on the door of the Mississippi."
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