Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Looking for Ways Panthers and Ranchers Can Coexist in FL

A new study in Florida is aimed at helping determine the best ways for cattle and panthers to coexist. The endangered Florida panther has made an amazing comeback. Once only 20 remained, but now the population is estimated at 100 to 160. However, finding a place for all those panthers to live without conflict is getting more difficult. Last year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began receiving reports of the cats preying on calves, beyond their natural prey of deer, wild hogs and other native game. The University of Florida and Defenders of Wildlife are studying the situation in an effort to find solutions...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just like politicians....let them sleep in the same bed.