COUGAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUGAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Cougar caught in Utah backyard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309250-78/cougar-police-root-backyard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309250-78/cougar-police-root-backyard.html.csp">Cougar caught in Utah backyard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:17:43.387-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police and animal control officers subdued a cougar that was spotted in a northeast Orem neighborhood Monday morning. Startled residents began calling police about the cougar about 5 a.m. Officers searched the area for hours before tracking the animal down in a backyard after the resident there called police, said Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez. “It’s been quite exciting,” said Karen Jeffs, who called police about 9:30 a.m. after she spotted the cougar on her fence at 476 N. 950 East. The couga...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309250@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:17:43 MDT Letter: Dogs, cougars should lay low for a while http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132250-82/cougar-cougars-dogs-shot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132250-82/cougar-cougars-dogs-shot.html.csp">Letter: Dogs, cougars should lay low for a while</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T16:46:02.152-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A police officer shot at the cougar (near Jordan Commons) with 12 gauge buck shot. He did not miss. You can see the cougar’s body jerk on the video when it’s hit. How’s that for a contributing factor to the cougar’s death? Even more alarming would be an officer firing a shotgun in a public place at a target he can’t hit. Police choose their targets, then aim carefully. Dogs, cougars, you guys better lay low for a while. Ray Stevenson Draper</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132250@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:46:02 MDT Mountain lion dies after capture at Sandy mall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58126744-78/mall-animal-lion-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58126744-78/mall-animal-lion-mountain.html.csp">Mountain lion dies after capture at Sandy mall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T21:20:36.585-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A mountain lion that was caught and tranquilized on Friday after it wandered into a parking lot at Jordan Commons Mall in Sandy died Saturday, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials said. The animal died while under the effect of the tranquilizer, according to Scott Root, a DWR outreach manager. He said division biologists will perform an analysis to determine if there were any health factors that may have contributed to the death of the big cat. “Wildlife deaths can occasionally occur du...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126744@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:20:36 MDT Sandy cops, DWR catch mountain lion after mall scare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58123094-78/lion-mall-dwr-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58123094-78/lion-mall-dwr-mountain.html.csp">Sandy cops, DWR catch mountain lion after mall scare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims and Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:54:02.754-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jann Smith had never seen a mountain lion with his own eyes. He had just dropped off his wife at work Friday morning and was driving down State Street, when a cougar crossed the road and went into the Jordan Commons Mall parking lot. “At first I saw it was a big dog,” Smith said. “Then it dawned on me it was a mountain lion… I was definitely surprised, I wasn’t sure what to do.” He pulled over called and 911. Sandy police and Utah Division of Wildlife officers eventually caught and tranquilized...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123094@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:54:02 MDT