Five miles away from my home on New Years Eve, a mountain lion sniffed the base of a bear marking tree...
juvenile mountain lion spent a long time trying to get a tracking device off of his ear last summer. That juvenile left fur all over the rocks embedded in the ground at the base of the tree. This is a new cat, who marked the area extensively by rubbing his fur on the ground on New Years Eve.
Here, a third of a mile from my home, the long tail of a lion appeared a few nights ago. My heart always gives an extra hard thump when I see a lion tail on my camera viewfinder while sitting in the forest.
I've been wishing for more mountain lion photos on my trail cameras. I think my wish came true, all of a sudden!