You be the judge: Cougar or house cat? FOX6 compares photographs in Mukwonago
MUKWONAGO -- After confirmed cougar sightings in Brookfield and Menomonee Falls, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say they've been receiving multiple reports of possible additional sightings, but not all have been credible. The latest verified cougar sighting happened on Feb. 23 in Menomonee Falls. The DNR was in Mukwonago Monday, Feb. 26 for another investigation. Was it a cougar or a house cat caught on camera? You be the judge!
Orphaned mountain lion cubs at Oakland Zoo part of trend in California
A pair of mountain lion cubs found orphaned in Southern California will soon have an Oakland hillside filled with tall oak trees, lounging platforms, hay bales and lots of raw meat all to themselves. But their zookeeper and cougar experts say the tale of the Orange County kittens is not a happy one, and it's bound to be repeated in California with more cars on the roads and developments pushing farther into wildland, leading to increased fatalities of mama pumas. The first cub was found in November ambling around someone's backyard in the Silverado Canyon. Veterinarians confirmed his mother was hit and killed by a car a few days earlier, using DNA samples from the two cats.
5-Month-Old Mountain Lion Expected to Recover After Burning Paws in Thomas Fire
A mountain lion was recovering a week after being rescued from the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, wildlife officials announced Friday. The male lion, estimated to be about 5 months old, was spotted on Dec. 22 with burns on his paws. California Fish and Wildlife officials and police responded to the scene, and after more than four hours, they were able to blow a tranquilizer dart and capture the mountain lion. Officials then transported him to California Fish and Wildlife's lab in Rancho Cordova for treatment.