North American Mountain Lion, Cougar, Puma and Panther Control
Mountain lions can be a nuisance when their hunger intercepts with your poultry, livestock, or pets. A lion will efficiently deplete the wildlife population or farm animals in any given area… and then they are gone.
Their roaming habits dictate that they will stay in any given area only for a short period of time before they move on to a new territory. You can be clear of mountain lion issues today and be surprised by a dangerous problem the next. Consequently, time is of the essence when it comes to protecting your home. It is mandatory to take safety and prevention steps now before mountain lions become a problem, a problem that is not easily solved. We would be happy to help and we can assist you with some elaborate, yet simple prevention measures.
Prevention begins by knowing the facts about mountain lions, also sometimes called cougars, pumas or panthers, including their everyday habits, lion facts, signs they are near and mountain lion attack behavior.
Mountain Lion Removal, Trapping and Hunting
There are many humane ways to remedy nuisance mountain lion depredation other than hunting, shooting and trapping. The Skunk Whisperer has solutions that can help.
Cougar Wildlife Control Through Prevention and Safety
Cougar safety starts with prevention, and there are steps you can take right now that will go a long way.
- Know and watch for the signs including feces.
- Never feed your pets outdoors.
- Install motion sensing lights around your home.
- Fence your poultry and livestock.
- Do not feed wildlife, including the birds.
- Keep garbage cans tightly closed. Double bag all meat scraps.
- Trim bushes and tall grass surrounding the house.
- Do not leave children or pets unattended in the yard if you are in mountain lion territory.
- Cut and remove thick underbrush, eliminate brush and garbage piles and mow lawn often.
- Educate and encourage neighbors to follow similar safety procedures.
- Invest in a guard donkey. Yes, a guard donkey. The meaner, the better.
Mountain Lion Attack and Feeding Habits
Mountain lions are ambush hunters, and they like topography that accommodates this trait. They are very cautious, so areas that have tall grass, trees, and brush are desirable. They will eat anything and everything from an insect to a deer. One large animal, such as a deer is consumed at least every two weeks. This may change to a few days when the mother is feeding young. Typically, they are not scavengers, but will return to their own food cache which they cover with brush and grass.
When a mountain lion attacks its prey, it usually attempts to plant its teeth into the mouth, neck, spine or anus areas. Once it has a hold of the prey, it will utilize its powerful claws and strength to take it to the ground.
The only natural predators of the cougar or puma, as they are also called, are bears and wolves. If Mother Nature does not reduce the population of this predator, it is up to us and wildlife control professionals to take preventative safety measures. Many states do not allow cat hunting, and others do not allow trapping.
If you encounter a mountain lion there are things you can do to help head off the attack – including fighting and yelling – throw rocks or use pepper spray, maintain eye contact and never turn your back. And remember, you are even more likely to be a potential target for lion attack when small children are present.
If you suspect a mountain lion, coyote, bobcat or feral dog attacked or killed your animal, before disposing of the body, consider shaving the fur off the animal to expose the attack wounds. Allowing us to examine the attack wounds often helps us identify what animal killed your animal. Be aware that many times, we find that feral dog packs did the killing.
Other Interesting Cougar Photos and Information
Cougars in Oklahoma Cougar Facts, Habitat, Range and Reproduction
If your in the Oklahoma area the Skunk Whisperer can help you take steps to prevent invasion, but knowledge is an important safety measure too, and we’ve prepared some additional information for you featuring cougar facts, including physical characteristics, eating habits, reproduction, lifespan, common names, range and habitat. We even have some panther sounds for you to play and hear, more photos and another baby cougar cub picture.
More Information On American Pumas, Panthers and Screamers
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