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Two more cougars shot, one after killing calf near Twisp

Two more cougars shot, one after killing calf near Twisp

By Ann McCreary
Two more cougars were shot and killed last weekend in the Methow Valley, one by a state wildlife official after the cougar killed a calf, and …
Editorials: Feb. 5, 2014

Editorials: Feb. 5, 2014

This week: Rec reckoning. As could have been expected, questions are being raised about the formation of a Methow Valley Recreation District now that … and Deal with it. ill everyone who is surprised to learn that (a) we live in cougar habitat and that (b) occasionally they …
Cougar snatches ducks at Crown S Ranch; big cat tracked and chased away

Cougar snatches ducks at Crown S Ranch; big cat tracked and chased away

By Ann McCreary
A cougar snacked on a couple of organic ducks from Crown S Ranch on Twin Lakes Road Monday (Feb. 3) in the latest incident involving cougar predation …
Another cougar attack adds to high number of incidents

Another cougar attack adds to high number of incidents

By Ann McCreary
Another dog was attacked last week by a cougar that jumped onto the front porch of a Twisp River Road home. The cougar was frightened away before seriously …

Cougars on the prowl, not increase, officials say

By Ann McCreary
The recent series of cougar attacks on domestic animals may have people wondering if there are more cougars than usual in the Methow Valley. Not so, says a wildlife researcher who has studied cougars here for more than a decade.
Cougar sightings, encounters continue to add up in the valley

Cougar sightings, encounters continue to add up in the valley

By Ann McCreary
Although it’s been several days since she came face-to-face with the cougar that was attacking her dog, Julie Langeberg of Mazama said she is “still kind of weirded out about it.” Langeberg’s cougar encounter, which took place Jan. 2, …

Coming to terms with cougars

Cougars are a fact of life in the Methow Valley, and while they rarely pose a threat to humans, it’s wise to be aware of their presence and take some basic precautions, said Cal Treser, wildlife officer for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Human, pet encounters with cougars increase each winter

Human, pet encounters with cougars increase each winter

By Marcy Stamper
Close encounters between cougars and domestic animals — and their owners — have been reported near Twisp and Winthrop over the past few weeks.
Managing the big cats

Managing the big cats

Groundbreaking study changes how state’s cougar population is controlled   By ANN McCREARY The social behavior of cougars, studied for more than a decade by a team of state biologists, is the basis for a new approach to managing the big cats in Washington. The research has revealed that cougar populations are naturally self-controlling because...

‘Lucky’ Libby relocated after suspected alpaca kill

Cougar trapped near Carlton tagged, collared and released within his range ByJoyce Campbell A cougar captured and released on Friday the 13th was a lucky guy, unlike the alpaca he is accused of killing and feeding on. He’ll need a lot of luck if he is to survive. The two-year-old cat is part of a...