One evening recently, the Labraduo and I were enjoying a quiet evening hike up on our plateau. R waved goodbye to the sun as it dipped toward the horizon.
At almost the same time, a mother mountain lion and her kitten were in the middle of a long walk nearby. I caught footage of them at five trail camera different sites (about 600 photos and a minute of real video). I think I've figured out their favorite route!
Today, I'll share just one set of photos that is kind of funny. Here, mom is walking up a gully. She has a GPS and radio collar around her neck and tags pinned to her ears for a study she's in. She looks small. My guess is that she's a young mother.
When I looked at the photos, I laughed out loud. The antics of a kitten!!!!
I feel so privileged to be able to see the lives of our most elusive animals up close and personal.