Mountain lion kills 2 alpacas. Ranch manager declines offer to kill predator

Ranch is between Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho-

Here is something you don’t read about very often, especially in Idaho.  A predator kills an animal on a ranch, and the owner or manager is not drooling for revenge.

Mountain lion kills 2 alpacas. Ranch manager declines offer to kill predator Idaho Mountain Express.

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8 Responses to “Mountain lion kills 2 alpacas. Ranch manager declines offer to kill predator”

  1. Jon Way Says:

    If more people just realized this:

    “If one gets trapped or killed, another one will just come take its place.”

  2. Ralph Maughan Says:

    Hey Jon.

    I see we got quoted in the Christian Science Monitor.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1030/p02s01-usgn.html

  3. Jon Way Says:

    Thanks Ralph. I hadn’t seen that yet.

  4. Maska Says:

    It’s nice to see an article on the coyote incident that doesn’t sensationalize it. Apparently the Christian Science Monitor is still doing reasonably objective reporting.

  5. gline Says:

    Wow that isn’t a bad article.

  6. Larry Thorngren Says:

    I wish the mayor of Sun Valley was as enlightened about the Phantom Hill Wolf Pack as this Hailey man is about cougars.
    I was out at Yellowpine a few years ago to visit a friend and ran into a guy (new to Yellowpine) who was bragging about killing the black bear that was on his porch rummaging in his open garbage can.
    I don’t understand people that move to wild places and then procede to kill off the wildlife.
    We need more people like this alpaca owner.

  7. Mike Says:

    Nice to see a landowner who understands the local ecosystem. Sad and frustrating about his animals, but like he inferred, that’s the nature of the area.

  8. ProWolf in WY Says:

    Suppose he would do the same if it were wolves?


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