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I created a photo guessing game called CougarOrNot. Good luck! Were exotic pet owners releasing their captive animals into the wild?
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While the DNR continues to receive numerous reports of mountain lions, Hill remains skeptical. The digital image, captured by a motion-activated game camera strapped to a tree, shows a tawny-colored animal with what some say is a long tail making its way through the forest.
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We have DNA samples from three different animals in those three locations, but the individuals are related to populations in the Black Hills and in places in Nebraska.
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Perhaps both scenarios were true. Like other cats, mountain lions groom themselves.
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It does something to ya. Hill said fecal matter found in the woods would contain some of the hair that makes its way through the digestive tract, if there was any to be.
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After years of sharing ideas and unlikely hopes of finding the elusive catamount somewhere out East, Bob Wilson, Ken Miller, and Mark Dowling finally met in person at an eastern cougar conference, in Morgantown, West Virginia, in the spring of The Cougar Network has now verified an astounding occurrences of cougars and counting since in an effort to systematically determine long-term trends over approximately a third of the continental United States.
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From nose to tip of the tail, they are about 2. No longer categorized as bountied predators, they became a managed game species, and that allowed populations to rebound substantially.