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Wed., Dec. 11, 2013, 11:16 a.m.

Mountain lion kills wolf in rare documented event

Biologists documented F109, a Teton Cougar Project research cat, making a rare wolf kill in early November. Here she nurses her three cubs in a previous photo. (Mark Elbroch / Teton Cougar Project )
Biologists documented F109, a Teton Cougar Project research cat, making a rare wolf kill in early November. Here she nurses her three cubs in a previous photo. (Mark Elbroch / Teton Cougar Project )

PREDATORS -- This kitty didn't run.

 Female mountain lion makes a meal of young wolf in W. Wyoming
Mountain lions lose their share of cubs to wolves.  The cats are generally programmed to climb a tree and avoid confrontations that could leave them injured.  But a female mountain lion with kittens recently killed a young wolf in western Wyoming. Because the cat was fixed with a tracking collar, scientists monitoring the mountain lion were able to document a rare event among predators.
-- Jackson Hole New & Guide




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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