Mountain lion kills 2 alpacas. Ranch manager declines offer to kill predator

Ranch is between Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho-

Here is something you don’t read about very often, especially in Idaho.  A predator kills an animal on a ranch, and the owner or manager is not drooling for revenge.

Mountain lion kills 2 alpacas. Ranch manager declines offer to kill predator Idaho Mountain Express.






  1. Jon Way Avatar

    If more people just realized this:

    “If one gets trapped or killed, another one will just come take its place.”

  2. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    Hey Jon.

    I see we got quoted in the Christian Science Monitor.

  3. Jon Way Avatar

    Thanks Ralph. I hadn’t seen that yet.

  4. Maska Avatar

    It’s nice to see an article on the coyote incident that doesn’t sensationalize it. Apparently the Christian Science Monitor is still doing reasonably objective reporting.

  5. gline Avatar

    Wow that isn’t a bad article.

  6. Larry Thorngren Avatar

    I wish the mayor of Sun Valley was as enlightened about the Phantom Hill Wolf Pack as this Hailey man is about cougars.
    I was out at Yellowpine a few years ago to visit a friend and ran into a guy (new to Yellowpine) who was bragging about killing the black bear that was on his porch rummaging in his open garbage can.
    I don’t understand people that move to wild places and then procede to kill off the wildlife.
    We need more people like this alpaca owner.

  7. Mike Avatar

    Nice to see a landowner who understands the local ecosystem. Sad and frustrating about his animals, but like he inferred, that’s the nature of the area.

  8. ProWolf in WY Avatar
    ProWolf in WY

    Suppose he would do the same if it were wolves?


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