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  • "Monster" 197-pound cougar captured by Washington state biologists

    03/10/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by RideForever · 27 replies
    AP, CBS Interactive ^ | 3/9/18 | Associated Press
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  • #MeToo movement lawmaker investigated for sexual misconduct allegations

    02/08/2018 3:39:35 PM PST · by Enterprise · 11 replies ^ | 02/08/2018 | CARLA MARINUCCI
    California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — whose high-profile advocacy of the #MeToo movement earned her national media notice — is herself the subject of a state legislative investigation in the wake of a report that she sexually harassed and groped a former legislative staffer. But Daniel Fierro of Cerritos told POLITICO that in 2014, as a 25-year-old staffer to Assemblyman Ian Calderon, he was groped by Garcia, a powerful Democratic lawmaker who chairs the Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Natural Resources Committee. He said she cornered him alone after the annual Assembly softball game in Sacramento as he attempted to clean...
  • Dead cougar found in man’s luggage at Las Vegas airport

    12/27/2017 2:37:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    One traveler’s holiday plans hit a snag after airport officials found a dead cougar in his luggage. A Transportation Security Administration agent at McCarran International Airport discovered the carcass just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Metropolitan Police Lt. David Gordon.
  • Kansas Dem Andrea Ramsey, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Will Drop Out of US House Race

    12/15/2017 8:04:04 AM PST · by LRoggy · 51 replies
    Kansas City Star Online ^ | 12/15/17 | Lindsay Wise and Bryan Lowry
    WASHINGTON Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The Star that the man reached a settlement with LabOne, the company where Ramsey was executive vice president of human resources. Court documents show that the man, Gary Funkhouser, and LabOne agreed to dismiss the case permanently after mediation in 2006. Ramsey, a 56-year-old retired business executive from...
  • The Cat That Changed America

    12/07/2017 12:43:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 63 replies
    P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to...
  • Alberta man punches cougar in head to save pet dog during attack near Tim Hortons

    12/28/2016 4:50:03 PM PST · by Loyalist · 41 replies
    City News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Canadian Press
    An Alberta man says he fought off a cougar that was attacking his dog by punching the big cat in the head. William Gibb says he stopped at a Tim Hortons in Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton, on Boxing Day. He let his two dogs out for a bathroom break near a wooded area, then heard one of them crying in pain. Gibb says he ran to see what was wrong and found the cougar on top of his husky, Sasha, so he bashed it with his fist. The cougar jumped off and Gibb took the dog to a veterinarian, who...
  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 7:28:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    yahoo ^ | 18 June 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    The woman "was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion" and the boy's father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added. A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.
  • Close Encounter with a Leopard

    02/12/2016 8:39:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/12/2016 | B Ragsdale
    Watch how close this Leopard comes to ripping this hunter apartTrue there isn't any leopard hunting in Cali, but you may come across a cougar. Hunting any type of cats is very dangerous, but after seeing footage like this, it might just be the deadliest. So I guess, if you're into this type of adrenaline pumping hunt, this is it. So imagine being there in a similar environment. Dogs barking, your adrenaline is pumping and you know that cat is hiding somewhere in the brush watching you. Yet you continue on, step by step, closing in on what you know...
  • Hunter Kills Unusual Cougar in ID

    01/12/2016 11:41:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Nw Sportsman ^ | 1/12/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    A yearling mountain lion killed by a hunter in Southeast Idaho was a little toothier than usual. It had teeth as well as fur and whiskers growing out of the left side of its head. Fish and Game officials in Preston checked the male after it was killed in late December, and are hoping to be recontacted by the hunter to find out where the carcass is. Spokeswoman Jennifer Jackson says that biologists would like to check it out to see from a scientific standpoint just what was going on with the cougar. They're waiting on the hunter to return...
  • 'I just belted it:' Australians fight off cougar in Jasper National Park

    01/12/2016 5:05:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2015
    'I was thinking to myself, "How are we going to get out of this situation? This is pretty dire"' The cougar leapt from the bushes behind them. "It froze and started hissing at us," said Donald Lauder. He and his friend, Samantha Lean, both from Australia, were out for a bike ride in Alberta's Jasper National Park earlier this week. They left their bikes at the highway and walked through the brush down toward the river. About 200 metres down the path, they heard rustling in the brush. Nervous, she picked up a big stick. He picked up rocks. The...
  • Deformed mountain lion a mystery

    01/09/2016 7:41:25 AM PST · by ETL · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Andreas Preuss
    (CNN)A hunter tracking down a mountain lion has stumbled upon a biological mystery. Fish and Game officials say a male mountain lion involved in an attack on a dog near Preston, Idaho, was killed last week near the Utah border. What the hunter discovered after examining the corpse can only be described as bizarre, even monstrous. A photo released Thursday by Idaho Fish and Game shows the big cat had another set of fully-formed teeth and whiskers growing out of the top of its head. Wildlife officials say they have never seen a deformity like that -- but have offered...
  • Eastern Mountain Lions May Be Extinct, but Locals Still See Them

    08/29/2015 8:23:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 122 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Jennifer Levitz
    Officials ponder changing cat’s status, causing roar of protest; sighting a ‘U.F.O.’ Diana Marchibroda insists she saw the beast near the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in May. From the woods sauntered a “tall, very sleek” mountain lion, she says. Ms. Marchibroda, a dentist who is 62 years old, says she and her silver-haired miniature schnauzer, Sophie, “both watched in awe.” “My sighting is ABSOLUTE,” she wrote the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in July. “I know what I saw.” Dozens of similar missives have poured into the agency as it proposes removing the Eastern mountain lion from the list of...
  • Cougar petter: “That was a very bad decision.” ( Ohio )

    07/26/2015 5:32:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 100 replies
    WCMH ^ | July 26, 2015 | Nick Bechtel and Mike Bowersock
    WESTERVILLE — The 35-year-old man who crossed a fence to pet some cougars last week said he wishes he had never done it. “That was a very bad decision” said Josh Newell. “If I had to do it over I definitely would have stayed within the barrier boundaries. I was thinking I’m an animal lover. The cats were looking like they wanted some love and just jumped over and petted them.” Newell was pressed with criminal trespassing charges by the Columbus Zoo after video showed him jumping a barrier to pet two adult cougars .
  • Vancouver Man Fights Off Wild Cougar to Save Mini Dachshund

    07/08/2015 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Hugin · 23 replies
    He said it was when he returned to the campsite that a female cougar emerged from the woods and grabbed 1-year-old Bailey — quickly pulling the dog into the bushes. That's when Hanson said he ran after the cougar in order to save Bailey's life. "I just kept pushing the bushes so I could see and dropped down into a muddy, dry creek," he said. "I was able to spring out of the mud and was screaming at it the whole time.” Without another thought, Hanson said he lunged at the animal, grabbing a handful of her skin. "I was...
  • Four Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in San Francisco and Presidio

    07/07/2015 10:50:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Four Mountain Lion sightings have been reported in the San Francisco area since June 30. A joint press release from the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control said three of the sightings were made by members of the public, while one of the sightings was captured by a neighborhood security camera. Authorities believe the recent sightings are of the same mountain lion. The animal was last seen on Friday, July 3, in southwest San Francisco near Lake Merced. The mountain lion also was spotted on the 1000 block of Gough Street on July...
  • The Great Cougar Cover Up (Illinois, Michigan)

    05/22/2008 4:53:24 AM PDT · by decimon · 54 replies · 1,962+ views
    WLS-TV/DT ^ | May 21, 2008 | Chuck Goudie
    Remember the lone, wandering cougar that was shot and killed by Chicago police?Some wildlife experts say it may not have been alone and may not have wandered so far. Are government officials in the Midwest covering up a dangerous and growing cougar population? In some places, they're called mountain lions. Around here, they're known as cougars. There are questions about whether government officials here in the Midwest are waging "the great cougar cover-up" by ignoring evidence and disavowing the wild cats' existence. We know how one cougar's journey ended in the back yard of a Roscoe Village home. But Illinois...
  • Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

    05/04/2015 3:58:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. After the April 20 race, her daughter took to social media to try to find the man, who clearly left an impression on her mom. Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to...
  • Camera records cougar eating a deer in Upper Peninsula

    02/20/2015 4:48:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    WZZM ^ | February 19, 2015 | Christopher Zoladz
    MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says recent video of a cougar is the 28th confirmed sighting in the Upper Peninsula since 2008. The DNR posted a 60 second video Feb. 19 of the cat feeding on a deer carcass in Mackinac County. Two hunters from Remus used a trail camera to capture video of the male cougar repeatedly returning to the deer kill site to eat. The DNR says cougars were originally native to Michigan, but were driven out of the state around 1900. The last known cougar taken in the wild occurred in...
  • Pennsylvania 'cheer mom' Arrested for having Sex with Daughter's Classmate in Parked Car

    12/29/2014 3:05:22 PM PST · by Old Sarge · 31 replies
    Noo Yawk Daily News ^ | 24 DEC 2014 | Joel Landau
    Iris Gibney, 42, allegedly met the student at a Pottsgrove High School while helping her daughter's cheerleading squad. They started talking on Twitter and Gibney then allegedly sent nude pictures of herself to the boy. An officer caught her and her victim having sex in a car parked illegally at a public park. (NOTE TO MODS: the title was too long...)
  • First cougar seen in Kentucky since the Civil War is promptly shot dead

    12/19/2014 5:41:58 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 137 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 18, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A Fish and Wildlife official near Paris, Kentucky responded to the call about a young male mountain lion in a tree and though it best to 'dispatch it.' Once native to the state, cougars have not been spotted there since before the Civil War. An agency spokesman said, 'it seemed to be in very healthy condition' and that shooting it was the proper course of action An examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.[CLIP]