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Wed Dec 9, 2015, 10:17 PM

Mountain Lions

One of my motion-activated wildlife cameras caught some mountain lions in the Mountains around Tucson, AZ:



Love the feline predators!

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Goblor Dec 2015 OP
Suich Dec 2015 #1
Goblor Dec 2015 #2
UtahLib Dec 2015 #3
blondie58 Dec 2015 #8
Goblor Dec 2015 #24
blondie58 Dec 2015 #9
Goblor Dec 2015 #15
Journeyman Dec 2015 #4
truedelphi Dec 2015 #6
Goblor Dec 2015 #17
Goblor Dec 2015 #16
postulater Dec 2015 #5
Goblor Dec 2015 #18
RiverLover Dec 2015 #7
Goblor Dec 2015 #19
hatrack Dec 2015 #10
Goblor Dec 2015 #25
DhhD Dec 2015 #11
Goblor Dec 2015 #20
dobleremolque Dec 2015 #12
Goblor Dec 2015 #21
Nitram Dec 2015 #13
Goblor Dec 2015 #22
Angry Dragon Dec 2015 #14
Goblor Dec 2015 #23
longship Dec 2015 #26

Response to Goblor (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 10:23 PM

1. Nice!

Thanks for posting, Goblor!

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Response to Suich (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 10:31 PM

2. Thanks for watching the vid! (NT)

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 10:44 PM

3. Beautiful animals

I hope they're staying far away from two legged predators.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 03:30 PM

8. What a cool video!

I attended a program Several years ago with the Great Photographer Thomas Mangelson. He spoke to us about the importance of protecting These Great Cats. He Said That a big tragedy is the morhers who have left their den to Get Food for their babies who encounter a Hunter. That Hunter not only kills the Mom, but the Babies. So so sad.

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Response to blondie58 (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:37 PM

24. So true

as well as state Game and Fish agencies killing lions to justify 'enhancing' 'game' animals like deer and elk. Such poor science and the (hunting) public eats it up.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 03:45 PM

9. What a cool video!

I attended a program Several years ago with the Great Photographer Thomas Mangelson. He spoke to us about the importance of protecting These Great Cats. He Said That a big tragedy is the morhers who have left their den to Get Food for their babies who encounter a Hunter. That Hunter not only kills the Mom, but the Babies. So so sad.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:19 PM

15. Me too!

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 10:55 PM

4. Did you expect them to hang around that area . . .

or was that just a fortuitous encounter?

Just wondering, what went into your decision to station your camera at that spot?


Tres cool, that's for sure.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 12:58 AM

6. I am wondering the same thing.

But in any event, what very gorgeous animals.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:24 PM

17. Thanks!

See my reply to Journeyman ...

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:24 PM

16. Good questions ...

Over the last couple years people have reported lion sightings in the area. In the last few months there were a few more. That helped me dial in the area. I had personally seen lion tracks in this area and knew about a wash there that was seldom traveled by people. That's where I set up my camera. As for the exact spot? That was pure luck as there were three other spots in that wash I had in mind. While that camera has caught another lion (just a glimpse) as did another camera I have placed a few miles away, I doubt there will be another lucky capture... =0)

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 12:44 AM

5. They look young.

Litter mates?

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Response to postulater (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:25 PM

18. Yes, good call ...

A friend who had studied mountain lions said they were and looked between 18 and 24 months old ...

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 07:20 AM

7. That was awesome!

They act like my cats, just super-sized. What a treat. Thanks for posting!

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:26 PM

19. Thanks!

My thoughts exactly... 150 lb house cats. Imagine what they would do to curtains?

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 06:56 PM

10. Very cool!

Typical cats - now I'll sniff, now I'll pounce on you . . . now I think I'll lie down for a while . . .

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Response to hatrack (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:39 PM

25. Haha

exactly!

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2015, 10:02 PM

11. Mountain Lions are nocturnal-only active at night.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:27 PM

20. The two lions

I've seen in this area three years prior to this video were at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:26 AM

12. Nicely done!

What kind of camera?

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Response to dobleremolque (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:32 PM

21. Moultrie...

This camera is a Moultrie M-990i gen2, though I have to say it has very poor batter life and when the batteries start to die, the video quality does as well. From my experience there are a couple Bushnell cameras that have better video quality, better trigger time and battery life.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:01 PM

13. Nice capture!

Large felines are so beautiful the way they move. All felines, for that matter, but the big ones are so much more impressive. Where I live (Virginia woods) I don't capture anything big. Just deer, foxes, raccoons, possums, skunks and groundhogs.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:33 PM

22. Red Wolf?

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 05:27 PM

14. kick

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 11, 2015, 09:34 PM

23. Thanks! =0)

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:06 AM

26. We have them in Michigan, too.

Apparently. I've never seen one even though I live in the midst of the Manistee National Forest. We just don't have mountains here, so we just call them cougars, or something like that.

They are impressive and beautiful animals though.

R&K

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