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January 6, 2022

Light Pollution Alters Cougar-Deer Predation

A new study provides strong evidence that exposure to light pollution alters predator-prey dynamics between mule deer and cougars across the intermountain West, a rapidly growing region where nighttime skyglow is an increasing environmental disturbance. The […]
October 7, 2020

Chester’s Top 5 Wildlife Encounters

“So, Chester what are your favorite wildlife encounters?” That’s a frequent question when I do lectures around the country on various wildlife and conservation issues. Of course my number one sighting of all time were great […]
April 10, 2019

The Mysterious Black Longtail Cat

Black Panther Search 2007—My heart pounded as I saw the silhouette of a black cat move through the tall grass. Headed toward a clearing on the edge of a bayou it would be only seconds before […]
May 16, 2018

Cougar: America’s Great Cat Finds A Home

Puma Concolor Cougar. Mountain lion. Panther. Those along with puma, catamount and ghost cat are all regional names for what science calls Puma concolor. This is America’s great cat of the Sierra Nevadas, Florida swamps and […]
March 30, 2018

200 Pound Mountain Lion Killed in Texas

Officials with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will be studying a mountain lion (cougar) road killed by a high school student north of Mineral Wells. According to a story at KHOU.Com  a Graford High School student […]
February 14, 2018

There Are No Black Cougars. So What About Those Black Panthers?

Just the mention of Black Panthers will get you an enormous and varied bag full of responses from just about everyone from the guy next door to your great grandmother.  First things first, there has never […]
May 23, 2016

Panther, Texas Geese and a Fox In A Tree

The great passion of my professional career is sharing with you the amazing wildlife of our state. The following photos show serious biodiversity on our quest for encounters. I had the amazing opportunity to photograph Florida […]
February 28, 2014

Scientists track cougar in Hollywood

For more than a year and a half, the solitary mountain lion known as P-22 has made himself right at home in Griffith Park within view of Hollywood’s Capitol Records building. By night, he cruises the chaparral-covered canyons, […]
February 4, 2014

A rare look at a young cougar

A large chunk of hairy meat is pulled from a cougar’s stomach, as students from West-Mont Montessori school guess what the one-year old feline’s last meal was. Children forgot about the rank smell as they peered […]