Monday, March 1, 2010

Riverwalker's Wild Animal Pics - The Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion

Also known as the cougar, puma, and panther, mountain lions are one of the largest wild cats in the Western Hemisphere. They have a range that runs from Canada to South America, with Oregon having an extremely large population of cougars or mountain lions. They are extremely territorial and are solitary hunters over a large area. This mountain lion picture was taken in New Mexico.

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Staying above the water line!



Ken said...

...never seen one in the woods,although as a child,was told a 'scream' we heard,was one...spooky stuff for a kid...

Mayberry said...

We got a mama and her cub hanging around at work. And a quickly dwindling population of cottontails and hogs!

Anonymous said...

I've never seen one either, but I have over the years seen some cat tracks in the monte. My brother claims to have seen one one time, and the tracks seen there confirm it was a large cat - no way a large dog or a smaller exotic cat.

I think they are classified as the 2nd largest cat in the Americas, the Jaguar taking 1st. It the 3rd largest cat in the world, behind Tiger and African Lion.

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Tracked one in my area for a couple of days...saw lots of tracks but never got a glimpse of it.

It's a different story with a couple of good huntin' dogs around...

Thanks Ken.


riverwalker said...

To: Mayberry

They usually have a range that will cover about a hundred miles...makes them pretty scarce in most parts.

Thanks Mayberry.


riverwalker said...

To: Anonymous 12:01

If you see the tracks, then they are around. Chances of seeing them are pretty slim...they're good at not being seen and may even be watching you...

Thanks anon.


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