On the wildlife front, today I found a very fun series of rapidfire trail camera photos. It was a pair of mountain lions ("cougars"), a mother and a kitten, who had an extensive interaction by a bear marking tree.
I made it into a video (below) but just in case you can't easily watch videos due to slow internet (my usual problem), I've included some highlight photos.
First, the mother arrived, and she stood still, perhaps calling for her kitten.
Obviously, both of the mother and kitten have been marked for the study going on in our area. Mom has a GPS/radio collar on plus ear tags. The kitten has ear tags, one of which has a transmitter attached to it with a 6-8" long antenna. I was pretty shocked to see that. I understand that they can't put a collar on a kitten because he's growing too fast but a transmitter on his ear with a long antenna must be unwieldy for him.
You can see the ear transmitter if you look at his left ear closely in the photo below. I wondered if some of his antics were actually attempts to get the transmitter off his ear.
Youtube or here.