author={Jim W. Bauer and Kenneth A. Logan and Linda L. Sweanor and Walter Miles Boyce},
Abstract We examined scavenging on mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) carcasses by puma (Puma concolor) in the Peninsular Ranges of San Diego County, California. Between January 2001 and October 2003, we placed 44 deer carcasses at 23 sites and used them to examine scavenging events. We also documented 2 additional deer carcasses, not placed as bait, that were scavenged by puma. Eight to 12 puma (6 males, 2 to 5 females, and 1 of unknown sex) scavenged 20 of 46 deer carcasses (43.5%) at 12 of the… 

Diet of pumas (Puma concolor) in Sonora, Mexico, as determined by GPS kill sites and molecular identified scat, with comments on jaguar (Panthera onca) diet

From prey found at kill sites, jaguars killed calves (Bos taurus) at a lower frequency than previously reported, whereas pumas preyed on calves at a higher frequency than previous reported in the same area.

Puma (Puma concolor) predation on tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

This is the first report of a puma scavenging or predation event on a tapir, and adds to the understanding of the great plasticity of this species to adapt to an altered landscape.

Scavenging Makes Cougars Susceptible to Snaring at Wolf Bait Stations

Abstract In western Canada it is illegal to trap or snare cougars (Puma concolor), but cougars are sometimes caught accidentally in snares placed near carrion baits, a technique commonly used by

Puma predation on radiocollared and uncollared bighorn sheep

It is found that there was no difference in puma predation upon radiocollared and uncollared bighorn sheep, and the "conspicuous individual hypothesis" was found to be correct.

Scavenging on sea turtle carcasses by multiple jaguars in Northwestern Costa Rica

The behavior of multiple jaguars scavenging on single carcasses of olive ridley sea turtles that died by jaguar predation is described to suggest the presence of intraspecific kleptoparasitism.

Diet of Cougars (Puma concolor) Following a Decline in a Population of Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus): Lack of Evidence for Switching Prey

Diet of cougars is investigated in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California, following a decline in the population of mule deer, indicating that those ungulates were not an important component of the diet during this investigation.

Survival and Mortality of Pumas (Puma concolor) in a Fragmented, Urbanizing Landscape

This study highlights the importance of combining demographic and genetic analyses, and illustrates that in the absence of effective measures to reduce mortality and enhance safe movement across highways, translocation of pumas may ultimately be necessary to prevent further genetic decline and ensure persistence of the Santa Ana Mountains population.

Cougar kill rates and prey selection in a multiple‐prey system in northeast Oregon

The patterns of selection for juvenile elk and deer suggested wildlife managers should consider the potential negative effects of cougars on ungulate populations in areas where juvenile recruitment has been chronically low and provided strong evidence that this hypothesis should be generalizable to other areas.

First Record of Scavenging by a Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)

The first documented scavenging by a Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii) is related, which was video-documented with a motion-triggered camera and found the owl actively fed on the carcass.

Scavenging of an Elk, Cervus elaphus , Carcass by Multiple Cougars, Puma concolor , in Southeastern Alberta

We report the confirmed or suspected scavenging by six different Cougars, Puma concolor , on an Elk ( Cervus elaphus ) carcass, from January to April 2009, near Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in



Cougar food habits in southern Utah

Diets of cougars were studied from December 1978 to August 1981, on a 4,500km2 study area near Escalante, Utah, and it was determined that the number of "field-collectible" scats produced by gray wolves (Canis lupus) was inversely related to prey size.

Survival Rates of Mountain Lions in Southern Utah

Analysis of longterm telemetry records and estimated survival rates for resident mountain lions using 2 techniques: MICROMORT (Heisey and Fuller 1985) and product-limit (Kurzejeski et al. 1987).

Accidental Fatalities of the Utah Cougar

Fatal accidents to our larger carnivores under natural conditions are seldom recorded; this is particularly true of the cougar ( Felis concolor ). Because the cougar generally frequents remote,

Desert Puma: Evolutionary Ecology And Conservation Of An Enduring Carnivore

This is a scholarly monograph that presents the results of a 10-year field study of the ecology of the desert puma in the Chihuahua Desert of New Mexico. With the increasing recognition of the

A California Flora

Winter food of the cougar in south-central British Columbia.