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Table 3 Puma distance from kill sites across four times of day

From: Puma predation on radiocollared and uncollared bighorn sheep

   Distance from kill site (m)
Timeframea 0000 h 0600 h 1200 h 1900 h Overall
  Median [range] Median [range] Median [range] Median [range] Median [range]
Before kill 5880
[44-27500]
6520
[380-31890]
6330
[21-30930]
5960
[20-29280]
6090
[20-31890]
During kill 44c
[4-13560]
68b, c
[1-10590]
1240b, c
[5-11780]
430c
[1-11580]
113c
[1-13560]
After kill 8060
[8-22730]
8830
[2-27640]
8020
[140-27760]
6950
[20-22200]
8020
[2-27760]
  1. Comparison of median and range of distance (m) of 3 pumas from known bighorn sheep kill sites across 4 times of day (0000, 0600, 1200, and 1900 h) and 3 timeframes (before kill, during kill and after kill) in the Peninsular Ranges of southern California, USA, January 2002-September 2004.
  2. a The mean plus 1 standard deviation of time spent at a kill site was found in this study to be 138 hours (5.7 days). This was used to bound the before, during and after kill timeframe analyses for comparison. The distances from kill sites at different times of day in the before (F = 0.217, df = 3, P = 0.884) and after (F = 0.536, df = 3, P = 0.658) kill timeframes did not differ significantly.
  3. b The distances from kill sites at 1200 h in the during kill timeframe was significantly larger (F = 2.73, df = 3, P = 0.044) than distances at 0600 h. The distances at 0000 h and 1900 h did not differ from other times.
  4. c Pumas were significantly closer (F = 152.4, df = 2, P < 0.0001) to kill sites in the during kill timeframe than in the other timeframes.