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Cougars at Starr Ranch

March 31st, 2010 · by Garrison Frost

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A while back we showed you photos of cougars at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary taken by motion sensor cameras (here and here), well we’ve got some more. More photos below the fold.

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Categories: Conservation research · Important Bird Areas · Nature education and activities · Starr Ranch Sanctuary

3 Comments so far ↓

  • Cindy

    Amazing! What are they doing with the tracking devices? Will there be a study we could read? Sounds interesting, but I too think the collar is really too bulky. I’ve seen cougars twice while hiking, up close. Very beautiful animals. I’ve heard of studies showing they are often nearby hikers and you don’t even know, and it’s rare they really threaten humans. I prefer a safe distance though!

  • gfrost

    Yeah, that collar sure looks big. But Audubon isn’t the group doing the tracking, and we’re told that is a standard collar. Apparently, it doesn’t bother the cougars.

  • John Breckenridge

    If possible could that tracking collar be replaced with a smaller one?