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Monday, September 11, 2017

Deers, fawns, and mountain lions!

In today's post, I'm sharing some trail cam footage that was captured while I was gone. Today isn't about bears. It's about a mother deer, her fawn, and some mountain lions.

The mother deer walked very carefully in front of the camera, obviously totally unaware that it was there. Then, she decided to scratch her chin with her hind hoof, clearly showing that she was still lactating.

Then, the thirsty fawn showed up. The fawn pushed up on her mom's udder with such force, nursed a little, and repeated it. Both of the pair made noises - the fawn obviously enjoying the milk and the mom perhaps feeling some pain from her strong fawn.

I am amazed that deer and fawns survive. Big cats patrol our forests, looking for their food. Earlier this summer, Shyla found the remains of a fawn who had been killed by a predator. It's not an easy life out there.

A mountain lion walked past the same camera in the middle of the day. He kept walking, and my cams picked up his image along the way. He must have been very hungry to be out at that time of day. He's the one with an abdominal bulge (perhaps a hernia) who I captured footage of last December as he ate an elk who he'd killed. He looked much bulkier in December than now. I wonder if his health is still okay.

Enjoy the video of deer, fawn, and mountain lion action either here or at Youtube.

17 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    A special moment captured! Wonder if mum's milk is actually starting to dry, hence the forcing? Nature is amazing, terrifying, and awesome in the truest sense of the word. YAM xx

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  2. that's wonderful...the fawn reminds me so much of Peter my first rescue project... I often think it maybe is an offspring of Peter, even when this is nearly impossible...

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  3. Good heavens, that was wince-inducing, LOL! The cougar does looks thin :( Once we were all sharing harrowing pet stories (everyone seems to have them!), and my brother-in-law just shook his head and said gloomily, "Animals live violent lives". At the time we all died laughing because it was just funny the way he said it, and we often repeat it humorously; however, it is absolutely true...

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  4. Amazing indeed and we did enjoy the videos!

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  5. Go easy little fawn! His mom is so patient♥

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful contrast of animals! I can never say thank you enough for sharing your world with us!!

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  7. I love the look on the mountain lion's face! My cat Rosie gives me a very similar look some times. Enjoyed the video as well.

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  8. That Mountain Lion is just stunning!
    KZK

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  9. Life in the wild can be rough on all the creatures of the woods. Thank you for sharing such terrific footage.

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  10. LOL - that is one very tolerant doe:) We love all your videos so very much.

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  11. We hope that mountain lion doesn't meet that particular fawn. What a great video...

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  12. Dang, that fawn was insistent!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. Wonderful to see the big animals in their own natural way.

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  14. That mountain lion did not look happy to be caught on camera

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  15. Animals in the wild are amazing. Many of them do kill each other for food, but they seem to have a balance and know how to survive, or which animals to kill. Amazing animals again!

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  16. The mountain lion looks like he hates the paparazzi

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  17. Wow, amazing. Mother Nature and that whole circle of life thing can be pretty... wild. Thanks for sharing the videos!

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