Cougars in Eastern USA are Florida Panthers, Escaped Captives or Have Dispersed from the West

Eastern Puma delisted as subspecies of American wild cat

The Eastern Cougar has been extinct in America for at least 70 years. However, it remained on the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife despite being classified as extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It looks as … please continue reading

Wild Cat Species in Illinois

Area where bobcat is supposedly absent in Illinois

Illinois is in the ‘Midwest’ of the USA, just below the Great Lakes. This is quite important because it is a relatively densely populated and intensively cultivated area of the USA. It is a state in the second tier of … please continue reading

Petitioning  Jerry Brown: Ban rodent poisons that decimate populations of mountain lions and bobcats · Change.org

Poison bait boxes intended to kill rats placed in public places such as restaurants, schools and shopping centres are killing bobcats and mountain lions in California and elsewhere. See an earlier post with photos of a poisoned but living cougar. … please continue reading