1 Young Cougar Captured; 2nd Still At Large
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wildlife officers have caught one of two young cougars that had eluded them since their mother was captured last week.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/x9RDyT ) the 7-month-old female was captured Sunday. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says she had been feeding on a moose carcass was in good condition.
Officers plan to use some of the meat from the carcass as bait for the second young cougar.
The Game and Fish Department decided to trap and move the three cats after they killed deer in a residential area. Officials say they will probably be released in the Lander area.
The mother cat was captured Jan. 23. She and the female kitten are being kept at a wildlife research center in Sybille (se-BILL).