Content tagged with "mammal"


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Lynx rufus
This short-tailed wild cat has a distinctive streaked and spotted pattern, a wide face and pointy ears often with black tufts. More

Bobcat Prowl

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Silent, shy and mostly nocturnal, bobcats are steadily increasing their numbers in Missouri. More

Camping in Black Bear Country

To have a safe, enjoyable camping or outdoor experience in Missouri's bear country, follow the Ten Commandments of Camping. More

Chesterfield sighting confirmed to be a mountain lion

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mountain lion in Chesterfield
This third recent confirmed report brings the total to 13 in Missouri since 1994. More

Chipmunk Control

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Learn to identify, prevent, and control chipmunk damaage on your Missouri property. More

Confirmed Mountain Lion Reports

Since 1994, the Department has confirmed 45 of the hundreds of mountain lion reports in Missouri. View the map of confirmed reports. More

Confirming Mountain Lion Evidence

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How does the Mountain Lion Response Team determine whether physical evidence is from a mountain lion or some other kind of animal? The slideshow on this page shows you how. More

Confirming Mountain Lion Sightings

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Confirming the presence of mountain lion requires physical evidence, such as photos, tracks or DNA. More

Considering Coyotes

A coyote is staring at me. Fortunately, it’s on the wall in my office, peering out from the January page of the Missouri Department of Conservation's Natural Events Calendar. More