mountain lion


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the problems created by mountain lions coming into contact with humans in suburban developments
Recent Examples on the Web The role, which oversees black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion management in Wisconsin, was vacant since Dec. 6 when Scott Walter transferred to another job with the agency. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DNR hires Johnson for bear, wolf and cougar position," 12 July 2020 Shilling found that mountain lion roadkill plummeted 58 percent after the shutdown. Ben Goldfarb, The Atlantic, "The Pandemic-Driven Rise in Animals Crossing," 6 July 2020 At that time, the zoo was unaware of the mountain lion sightings, which were first reported on Tuesday. Steve Rubenstein,, "Three marsupials killed at SF Zoo — did wandering mountain lion do it?," 19 June 2020 Earlier this month, animal control officers captured a mountain lion in downtown San Francisco. Matt Simon, Wired, "The Anthropause: How the Pandemic Gives Scientists a New Way to Study Wildlife," 29 June 2020 If the current traffic trend holds for a year, the report notes, 50 mountain lion deaths could be prevented in California. Cheryl Katz, National Geographic, "Roadkill rates fall dramatically as lockdown keeps drivers at home," 26 June 2020 Over the past four days, another mountain lion has been spotted in Monrovia. Jake Sheridan, Los Angeles Times, "Mountain lion spotted roaming Monrovia neighborhood," 23 June 2020 The other day, 100 of my neighbors on Nextdoor were hotly debating the validity of a mountain lion sighting on Twin Peaks. Rachel Levin,, "In the Bay Area, wildlife comes out to play while humans shelter in place," 3 June 2020 Salesforce Tower is no place a mountain lion wants to be, McDonald said. Steve Rubenstein,, "Mountain lion slinks into San Francisco, seen near Salesforce Tower," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of mountain lion

circa 1615, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2020

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“Mountain lion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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