The cougar, also known as a mountain lion, is the largest cat native to North America. Cougars are shy, elusive, and primarily nocturnal animals that occasionally are active during daylight hours. They can be found in a variety of habitats including coniferous forests, wooded swamps, tropical forests, open grasslands, chaparral, brush lands, and desert edges.
Cougars prey sometimes on domestic poultry, and one cougar can kill multiple members of the flock in one night. Cougars will usually carry their prey considerable distances from the attack site to consume in private.
Fence Height : Must be at least 10 ft (3 m) high.
Fence Material : Must be either heavy woven wire fencing or electric fencing with alternating hot and ground wires charged with at least 5,000 volts, and wires spaced 4 in (10 cm) apart.
Remove possible hiding spots : Eliminate any possible hiding places for cougars within 0.4 km distance. Cougars like to hide in brush and trees.
- Lighting : Install motion activated night lighting.
- Loud noises : Recording with blaring music or barking dogs, motion-activated alarms.