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Monday, May 19, 2014
A Rolling Mountain Lion!
On 4/21, multiple mountain lions patrolled our forest. After carefully examining the photos, I am certain that this is a very large and tough male lion, while the other lion that I posted about on Friday was a smaller lion (I'm not sure of its sex).
This guy put on quite a show.
He arrived and immediate sniffed the spot that a lion marked back in February.
The smell seemed to mesmerize him. Then, he decided to roll on the marking spot.
Then he was fully on his back. Ahem (trying to be delicate) - perhaps you can see how I know that he's a male.
After rolling, he sat and peered out into the forest. There is a commonly used deer and elk trail where he's staring.
I was stunned by that series of photos. What a strong and big lion he is!
So, in the Rocky Mountains, we have fierce wildlife along side our glorious wildflowers.
And, the mountain lions are also co-mingling with us humans and our dogs, although we humans rarely know it. It truly pays to spend the time to train your dog if you live here.
It also pays to learn how to "read" their signals so you're somewhat aware of what animals are around you.
And you can hide behind a tree with them, if needed!