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...

Puma sighting on UCSC campus

A UCSC Cruz Alert was sent out on November 28 warning of two mountain lions spotted near the base of the UCSC campus. Mountain lions do occasionally move through campus property, due to the many preserved acres of land in Upper Campus and Pogonip, and the adjacency of...