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Old 06-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Cougars are Killing Wolves

This is surprising to me, as I would have put my money on the wolves. Nevertheless, the evidence appears unequivocal that puncture wounds (typical sign of lion attack) to the skulls of wolves is resulting in dead wolves in Montana.

Mountain lions kill collared wolves in Bitterroot : Missoulian: News and Resources for Western Montana
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Wow, the Bitterroot must have some bad-assed cats. I to would have thought the pack life-style of wolves would favor the wolf. Loners? That many in one area seems strange. Circumstance seems to alter top predator status.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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That is an interesting article I'm not to surprised at the fact mountain lions kill wolves it probably happens the other way to on occasion. I'm curious as to the age and social status of the wolves killed by the cats. I'm guessing they were most likely young and low on the totum pole and probably dispersing from their pack or just traveling on the fringe alone.
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