Puma http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/53814/all en Banff officials hunt for cougar that man fought off with skateboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130526/banff-officials-hunt-cougar-man-fought-skateboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada officials are advising people in Banff to be on alert after a man told them he fought off an attacking cougar with his skateboard.</p> <p>Bill Hunt, the resource conservation manager for the Banff field unit, said the man was attacked Thursday and originally reported the incident anonymously.</p> <p>But Hunt said officials tracked him down to get more information in order to find the cougar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130526/banff-officials-hunt-cougar-man-fought-skateboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Hunt Fauna of South America Puma Zoology The Canadian Press Mon, 27 May 2013 02:15:53 +0000 The Canadian Press 5846621 at http://www.globalpost.com No sign of cougar: Banff park officials reopen area where big cat attacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/no-sign-cougar-banff-park-officials-reopen-area-where-big-ca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANFF, Alta. - Parks Canada says it has reopened an area north of the Banff townsite where a cougar attacked a man who fought the animal off with a skateboard.</p> <p>Officials say wildlife specialists have searched extensively for the big cat involved in the attack on May 23, but have been unable to find it.</p> <p>Nor have they found a carcass or anything else that would indicate the cougar's presence.</p> <p>The man originally reported the attack anonymously, but officials tracked him down to get information about the cougar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/no-sign-cougar-banff-park-officials-reopen-area-where-big-ca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fauna of South America Puma Zoology The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 20:03:15 +0000 The Canadian Press 5849035 at http://www.globalpost.com Man who stabbed cougar with spear used 'significant amount of bravery': officer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130909/conservation-officers-search-flores-island-cougar-attacked-w <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - A British Columbia conservation officer is marvelling at a man's bravery for attacking a cougar with nothing but a spear as the cat was mauling his partner.</p> <p>"I'm pretty sure that this is the first time in B.C., if not Canada and maybe even North America, where someone has stopped an attack by a cougar with a spear and killed it with a spear," said conservation officer Sgt. Ben York in an interview Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130909/conservation-officers-search-flores-island-cougar-attacked-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ben York Fauna of South America Human Interest Puma Zoology The Canadian Press Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:32:17 +0000 The Canadian Press 5928870 at http://www.globalpost.com California wildlife officials seek cougar that mauled homeless man http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140203/california-wildlife-officials-seek-cougar-mauled-homeless-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wildlife rangers in Southern California were hunting on Monday for a mountain lion that mauled a homeless man at his roadside encampment over the weekend in a rare attack, leaving him in critical condition, fish and game authorities said.</p> <p>The mauling of the 50-year-old man, believed to have occurred on Friday or Saturday in the Riverside County town of Perris, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, marks only the 15th cougar attack on a person reported in California since 1986, the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140203/california-wildlife-officials-seek-cougar-mauled-homeless-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fauna of South America Puma Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:20:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6060594 at http://www.globalpost.com Cougar that injured boy in California tracked for third day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140909/cougar-injured-boy-california-tracked-third-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Gorman</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Game wardens and search hounds combed steep, wooded canyons and ravines for a third day near California's Silicon Valley on Tuesday, looking for a mountain lion that injured a 6-year-old boy, but the cat has so far evaded trackers, wildlife officials said.</p> <p>The boy was out hiking a trail with family and friends in a densely wooded preserve adjacent to a winery, just west of the town of Cupertino, when a mountain lion pounced on him and tried to drag him away, his parents told officials.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140909/cougar-injured-boy-california-tracked-third-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Fauna of South America Puma Zoology Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:38:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6253516 at http://www.globalpost.com