Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1975


Panthers, catamounts, pumas, mountain lions have occurred in legend and folklore from the first years of explorers in the new world until today. They are timid shadows of the night which emit blood curdling screams and yowls. They have occasionally (rarely) killed children and adults (Nevada 1974). Have a taste for horseflesh. They feed heavily on deer and have the capability of killing adult elk.