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Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:24 am
by Britkid
Thanks for your comments, interesting.

Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:22 pm
by ocum_et_temuco
Where i live, just outside Temuco there are pumas. A local university did a study couple of years back and found evidence of at least 23. Local people have reported sightings at dawn when a puma was seen to have crossed a road to go onto farmland. I have seen evidence such as droppings and large paw prints. I've also followed their tunnels-like trails through low thick foliage- when I go into the hills I usually carry a big knife. Around our house, the dogs regularly alert us to the presence of 'something'. At night, with a powerful flashlight I've caught reflections of green eyes in the brush without being able to discern the shape of the animal. Last year we found one of our dogs mortally wounded with a bite which broke a rib and punctured a lung. She died some hours later at the vet. Another dog (not ours) was recently found dying nearby with its throat torn - it died later. I personally don't feel threatened even walking around at night but I have dog proofed my fence so my dogs can't dig under it and escape. Just something to consider if you do live in a semi wild area - protect your animals and your children.

Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:18 pm
by papageno
Depending on one's locale, it's not just pumas: search "jabali conaf"and two articles from soychile come up, about the wild boar problem in Parque Nacional Puyehue, the more recent was from September 29.

Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:22 pm
by HybridAmbassador
Pumas very rarely attack humans me thinking, but the wild boars be very careful of them.

Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:36 pm
by GringoVikingo
I'm 100% agree with admin.
Just to say! How many people have been killed by a puma in Chile the last 100 year?
Thanks for info, didn't know El Jabali existed in Chile

Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:51 pm
by papageno
Wild boar, European red deer, beaver, California quail, various species of trout--all introduced. These days, Chile has more quail than California--by a long shot. And occasionally, one of our (North America)pumas eats someone (documented).

Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:42 pm
by nwdiver
The Puma in Chile thou one of the largest subspecies in the world is not known to ever attack people........ on the other hand the ones on the West Coast of Vancouver Island attach people all the time and have killed several children in the last 10 years, when a study was done and the aggressive nature was found to be genetic, it was thought an import of a group of Puma from the Sierra Nevada where they are very cautious of humans, it was stopped by the "greenies" who saw it as genetic meddling...... which is what it was but to benefit the locals of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park.................. No its not a food issue the area is overrun with black tail deer.......

Re: Puma found dead in Temuco

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:04 am
by Donnybrook
nwdiver wrote:The Puma in Chile thou one of the largest subspecies in the world is not known to ever attack people........ on the other hand the ones on the West Coast of Vancouver Island attach people all the time and have killed several children in the last 10 years, when a study was done and the aggressive nature was found to be genetic, it was thought an import of a group of Puma from the Sierra Nevada where they are very cautious of humans, it was stopped by the "greenies" who saw it as genetic meddling...... which is what it was but to benefit the locals of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park.................. No its not a food issue the area is overrun with black tail deer.......
That is very interesting.