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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Monday, April 15, 2013

The wonder of nature is that while their are periods of "feast and famine" for the hunters and the hunted as well as for sympatric competitors, a rough edged equilibrium is what plays out in the wild...........The creatures that have evolved together over the millennia(with the human animal the wild card) seem to ebb and flow and find a way for all to continue to walk the planet....................T.D Bartnick, T.R. Van Deelen, H.B. Quigley and D. Craighead reveal how PumaS and Wolves as sympatric carnivores each seek out habitat that best optimizes their particular methods of carving a living in the southern Greater Yellowstone system.........With the Wolf being restored to the region in 1995, Pumas have gradually returned to more closed canopy and steeper, rugged terrain where their ambush style of attack makes them successful preying on Elk, Mule Deer and Moose...............Wolves on the other hand as coursing(chase and pursue) predators have taken over the most open terrain where they can easily see their quarry(Elk, Deer,Bison) and test their vulnerability...........................Click on the link in the body of the Post below to absorb all of Bartnick's revelations in their-- VARIATION IN COUGAR PREDATION HABITS DURING WOLF RECOVERY IN THE SOUTHERN GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM


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