ÿþTemporal avoidance or attraction of jaguars and fenty puma slippers pumas was further analyzed by comparing the number of days between consecutive jaguar jaguar captures, puma puma captures, jaguar puma captures, and puma jaguar captures at a camera station. A general linear model was run on the response of capture interval, calculated between each capture and the next. These data were tested against cross factors "Capturel," identifying the initial capture as either jaguar or puma, and "Capture2," .
The response was logio-transformed to approximate a normal distribution of the residuals and equal variances. It was hypothesized that jaguars and pumas avoid (or attract) each other through time. A significant interaction effect would provide evidence of fenty puma sneakers a longer (or shorter) interval between jaguar puma and puma jaguar captures than between jaguar jaguar and puma puma captures. No difference was expected in number of days between jaguar jaguar captures and puma puma fenty slides puma captures (the main effects).
If jaguars and pumas avoid each other, then it was expected that captures of each species would be clustered in time. A nonparametric runs test was used to compare the distribution of male-male capture intervals against a random distribution, which is the expected outcome of negligible interaction. The frequencies of runs of consecutive captures of the same and different species through time indicated to what extent the species attracted or avoided new puma shoes each other.
The avoidance is active rather than passive, because it does not arise from differences in habitat use or activity schedules. Both species used the same locations and schedules, but avoided coincident times. Although examination of the data cannot reveal whether avoidance was mutual, it is likely that the physically smaller pumas avoid jaguars. Anecdotal evidence from Mexico indicates that pumas are occasionally eaten by jaguars (Brian Miller, Denver Zoo, pers. comm.).
Animal control officer Mike Horton said the use of the cat as live bait was apparently legal, but leaving the cat unsheltered in a rainstorm was not. Horton confiscated the cat, but Medford shelter manager Colleen Mucek told reporter Mark Freeman of the Medford Mail-Tribune that since Thiebes puma basket heart claimed the cat, the cat would be returned to the ODFW. Tim Moffatt, Northwest field representative for Friends of Animals, raised public objections.
Each was alone in remote country when attacked. Each was attacked just after dawn. Each was apparently jumped from above and just behind. In each case the puma dragged, partially ate, and dusted the remains, clear evidence of predatory behavior. Two people have been killed and seven maimed in 13 life-threatening attacks by pet exotic cats in the past seven years, of whom there are at a guess based on very scanty records perhaps 2,500.
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