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Visual Observation of Bobcat Predation on an Adult Female Pronghorn in Northwestern South Dakota
Christopher N. Jacques and Jonathan A. Jenks
The American Midland Naturalist
Vol. 160, No. 1 (Jul., 2008), pp. 259-261
Published by: The University of Notre Dame
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20491382
Page Count: 3
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Published reports of survival and cause-specific mortality for pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) indicate that mortality differs regionally and seasonally with sex, age and density of pronghorn. Cold winters with deep crusted snow is a primary source of mortality on adult pronghorn, however, predation also can be an important source of adult mortality. We report a visual observation of bobcat (Felis rufus) predation on an adult female pronghorn in northwestern South Dakota.
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