Mountain Lion, Cougar, or Puma
Health Issues Which May Affect This Animal
What Causes This Disease?Trichinosis is a disease caused by a nematode parasite, Trichinella spiralis.
Where Is The Disease Found?Trichinosis occurs throughout North American and can be found in grizzly bears, polar bears, black bears, feral swine, mountain lions, wolverines, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. Trichinosis has been documented in black bears and mountain lions in Idaho. Trichinosis has been documented in humans associated with consuming home-made jerky made from a cougar and a black bear in Idaho.
Signs of DiseaseAnimals infected with trichinosis generally appear healthy. Trichinosis is hard to detect when butchering because there are few lesions and the cysts are very small. The cysts are most common in the muscles of the jaw, tongue, and diaphragm. Animals that are infected with adult worms may have swollen intestines with small bruises on the intestinal wall. Affected muscles and associated lymph nodes may be soft and swollen.
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April 5, 2019 - 3:44 PM MDT
February 15, 2019 - 6:56 PM MST
Tuesday, March 5, is Big Game Measuring Day at the Southeast Regional Office of Idaho Fish and Game located at 1345 Barton Road in Pocatello.
February 5, 2019 - 2:24 PM MST
February 5, 2019 - 3:56 PM MST
Idaho Fish and Game's proposed changes for the 2019-20 big game hunting seasons are now available for public review and comment.
The proposals for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf are listed by region and are available on Idaho Fish and Game's 2019-2020 Big Game Seasons Proposals page. Only those seasons and hunts for which changes are proposed are listed. All others will remain the same as they were during the 2018 hunting season.
February 4, 2019 - 12:03 PM MST
Early on the morning of Jan. 30 a woman responded to what she thought was a fight between her dog and another dog outside of her Mackay home. As she pulled the two animals apart, she soon realized that in one of her hands she held a juvenile male mountain lion and not another dog as expected.