66M: The Early Bird Gets The Puma

66M: The Early Bird Gets The Puma

Sunrise from Mt Umhunum. Fog in the Santa Clara Valley. Nighttime lights of New Almaden. My day started early today in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. I had been out since 5:30am searching for puma 26M in order to locate him for recapture. My plan was to start...

38F: Catching a Thief

38F: Catching a Thief

We recaptured puma 38F last week.  She's a 4 year old female. 38F’s previous claim to fame was being the star of a great web video that was produced by San Francisco’s KQED and the eventual mother of this cute little guy… Using radio-telemetry collars, like we do on...

2 week-old kittens

2 week-old kittens

This is a pair of 2 week old puma kittens. We make our initial visit to dens at 2 weeks in order to confirm it is a den and count how many kittens were born. We return at 4 weeks to place collars on kittens in order to track their growth and survival. Our published...

Pumas Above San Jose

Pumas Above San Jose

A photo of a puma family above the night time lights of San Jose. This photo was captured with a motion-triggered camera by our field technician Chris Fust. The effects of urbanization and human activity are a focus of our project. We have found that human development...

Three new puma kittens take on the world!

Three new puma kittens take on the world!

On Saturday, June 20, post-doc Max Allen, technician Chris Fust, and I parked in a grassy field in Wilder Ranch with one mission in mind. We were setting out to visit what we believed to be a newly established den by 25F, a female puma that lives primarily in Wilder....

What’s in your fridge?

What’s in your fridge?

I am posting this on behalf of project post doc Max Allen, who writes: This morning I went on a walk and found 3 fresh scats from last night.  Two were from gray foxes and one was from a striped skunk, and all three were choc full of raspberry seeds. I myself had...

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