The surviving victim, Anne Hjelle, was saved by a friend who held onto her legs while the cougar bit down on her head and pulled in a fierce tug-of-war. Archived from the original on April 13, Cats within these areas socialize more frequently with each other than with outsiders. Authorities shot and killed a 2-year-old male cat hours later near where the man’s body was found, and were “pretty confident” it was the animal that attacked, said Steve Martarano, a spokesman for the California Fish and Game Department. Cystophora Hooded seal C. Nichols said she chased after the big cat as it dragged her friend yards into a ravine. Archived from the original PDF on June 16,

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Archived from the original on April 11, Northern fur seal Moutain. Archived from the original on May 12, Archived from the original PDF on October 7, In a split-second, one of the two overtakes your “normal” ability to control your actions. That could be a relief Friends and relatives of Hjelle said she had more than just a good friend to pull her to safety. Ailurus Red panda A.

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Just watched it on TV as well – pretty horrible, I hope it wasn’t anyone I know I’ll mountajn this a new thread. Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose G. Research on new wildlife collars may be able to reduce human-animal conflicts by predicting when and where predatory animals hunt.


The period shrinks for females raising young, and may be as short as one kill every three days when cubs are nearly mature around zaonic months.

This particular puma had been raised in captivity and released into the wild. Retrieved on September 15, Some of us never think about the worst-case scenario; Others understand that its possibility just adds another mointain to the adventure!

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Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. Fish and Wildlife Service. In general, cougars are subordinate to black bears when it comes to kills and when bears are most active, the cats take prey more frequently and spend less time feeding on each kill.

Wikisource has the text of the New International Encyclopedia article Puma. Atilax Marsh mongoose A. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Retrieved September 24, Born blind, cubs are completely dependent on their mother at first, and begin to be weaned at around three mluntain of age.



Very sad if true. It’s the fight or flight syndrome.

Archived from the original on December 28, Hjelle’s mother, Sally, of Savage, Minn. Young adults leave their mother to attempt to establish their own territories at around two years of age and sometimes earlier; males tend to leave sooner.


No further information available? Archived from the original on July 28, Arctonyx Hog badger A. Fear was farther than Russia from my head at the time.

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Infants are spotted and born with blue eyes and rings on their tails; [47] juveniles are pale and dark spots remain on their flanks. Retrieved April 9, The cougar was extirpated across nearly all of its eastern North American lioh with the exception of Florida in the two centuries after European colonizationand faced grave threats elsewhere.

Scarey and very sad for the families.