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Catching cougars for research

Catching cougars for research

By brett prettyman
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Apr 15, 2011 11:23AM MDT

Oquirrh Mountains, Utah County • Perched 25 feet up the tall, but sparse, spruce tree, the mountain lion cautiously kept tabs on the yapping dogs on the ground. One managed to climb five feet up the tree before falling back to the earth and trying again.
Dogs may not be able to climb trees, but humans are a different story. Incessant barking led seven men to the base of the tree where the lion stood straddling open air over two branches. It was a precarious position. When one of the men threw a ...

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