Big Cat Briefing Jan 3 2019

01:41 · 2019

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Panther / Puma update (thank you Susan Bass) Jan 1, 2019 Parkland, FL: A 60 pound male cougar jumped a backyard fence and after spooking neighbors was tranquilized and removed by the FWC. The big cat wore a black collar, not an electronic tracking collar, leading wildlife officers to believe it may be an escaped pet. It had no other identifying markers. Investigators are treating it as “an escaped, illegally possessed captive animal,” said Rob Klepper, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Big Cat Rescue offered placement in an accredited facility, but the FWC said they had already made other arrangements...what ever that means.,amp.html


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