FP-102


FP-102 is the daughter of FP-55. She was born on February 8, 1998 in the Turner River Unit. She was first captured on February 20, 2001 at 3 years of age. At least 2 kittens were with her, one of which (FP-103) was captured a month later at an estimated 10 months of age. FP-102 denned again on June 25, 2001 and
 2 males were marked 3 weeks later. Neither has been collared. FP-102 next denned on July 5, 2002, only a year after her previous den. One male and 1 female were marked at this den and their tracks were documented with hers on April 11, 2003. FP-102 was re-collared on March 24, 2004. She weighed 85 lbs. and was in late term pregnancy. 

She apparently lost the fetuses but was bred a month later and gave birth on July 22, 2004. We marked 3 kittens, 2 females and 1 male, at her den.  

K-170 K-171 K-172


She denned again 2 years later, in June 2006, and 2 male kittens were marked at the den. 

K-217 and K-218

On February 15, 2007 we re-collared her. 


This collar failed on June 23, 2007 due to a programming error. It began functioning again, as programmed, on June 23, 2009. We treed FP-102 on March 3, 2010, saw that she was either pregnant or full of food, and so did not handle her. 


Since it was toward the end of our capture work, we did not tree her again. Early in June, she started denning. Therefore, in early March she had fetuses less than 1 month of age, a condition not visually obvious. On June 6, 2010 we marked 2 male kittens at her den. 

K-303 K-304


On October 25, 2010 her collar emitted a mortality signal. The cause of her death was intraspecific aggression. We found kitten tracks in the vicinity and on October 30, 2010 her male kitten, K-304 (aka FP-194), was captured and placed in captivity. 

K-304

K-304


FP-102’s home range during the 2009-10 was 242 km2.



© Ralph Arwood 2017