Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do You Collar Wild Animals?
From mountain lions to wolves to snakes, see how scientists capture and tag wildlife.
Wildlife biologist Dennis Jorgensen was high up in a tree in Montana in 2009 trying to bring down a tranquilized mountain lion, when the still-awake animal took a sudden swipe at his face.
"My job was to make sure the cat didn't fall. We both made it out safe," he said, adding that collaring can be "risky business."
Jorgensen, who has collared animals ranging from big cats to reptiles as part of his work with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Northern Great Plains program, said tagging technology is becoming more advanced and efficient, "opening up opportunities for understanding a broader variety of wildlife."
Collaring and tagging wildlife is the theme of today's Weird Animal Question of the Week, inspired by Julie Hirschfeld