Three sets of huge wide cat tracks walked parallel to each other. I worried a little as I observed that the tracks went within a short distance of a pen holding goats. The lions left the goats alone. Phew.
For a little while, a kitten's tracks paralleled my fat bike tracks. I love that sight!
As the family entered our neck of the woods, a kitten appeared first. This was the same site where a mountain lion stalked prey a couple of weeks ago.
Mom and the second kitten were next in line.
This one repeatedly followed an identical path down below my trail cam in September, as if there was a den down there. I show the footage from his visits in the video below.
And this kitten was traveling with his mother and sibling, visible in the background in June. He was a mature kitten, probably approaching the stage of life when he would strike out on his own. You'll see in the video below that he was almost as big as his mother in June.
Those were all of the mountain lion kitten sightings from 2017. It may not seem like much but my cams don't see any lion kittens some years.
I compiled the video clips into a short video that you can watch here or at Youtube.
I hope that you enjoyed that little "tour of our mountain lion kittens"!
I find I am always grinning by the time I get to the end of your wildlife posts!!! YAM xx
Might be my fav Christmas goift this year! Thanks for sharing those beautiful animals.ReplyDelete
Ah, Yes we did enjoy the clip.ReplyDelete
As always getting to watch wildlife
up close is a gift.
We appreciated you sharing.
Can wait to see more drone clips too.
You always seam to find the perfect
background music we enjoy it all.
XO Linda and Astro
Ops I meant Can't wait to see more drone clipsReplyDelete
I loved it! I hope you had a great holiday!ReplyDelete
I love these big sweet kittens and their mom.. beautiful tracks in the snow shot to...ReplyDelete
Well this is my best Christmas present - thank you, KB!ReplyDelete
That's amazing. They are so cute. I suppose they will have to go far to find a mate when the time comes.ReplyDelete
They are such beautiful sweeties!ReplyDelete
You know we always love seeing the wildlife in your area,and your videos and photos are spectacular. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day.ReplyDelete
A wonderful gift from your mountain lions. Hope you had a super day and enjoyed the snow, the cold, and the cosy indoors.ReplyDelete
The kittens are so cute!ReplyDelete
Great photos as usual! Love the track/bike photo!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
Your cameras are always in the right place at the right time! So interesting.ReplyDelete
KB,, your photos are spectacular... Whenever we look at them.. its just like living in the wild!. So much beauty,,, so much beautiful nature! Loved all the photos!ReplyDelete
Sweet little ones. What a wonderful surprise!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Thank you!ReplyDelete
We are in awe of the beautiful nature that surrounds you.
Hugs madi and mom
Oh my GOODNESS!!! That is so special! They are gorgeous!!! What a gift indeed!!!ReplyDelete
Another fascinting video. You surely do live in God's country. I love seeing the obediant little lions following their momReplyDelete
What a wonderful sighting...the perfect Christmas gift!ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
What a special present, they are truly beautiful. Most of our mountain lions live in the mountains above the west side of our valley, where there are deer. Our canyon is to the east and they are probably here too, but at higher altitudes. Or so I hope as I'm not as brave as you and wouldn't want to run into one.ReplyDelete
What a great Christmas present for all of us. I want to thank you again for all the trail cams you maintain and all the time you spend sorting through all the footage you get. It's always so wonderful to get a glimpse into the hidden gems you find in your neck of the woods.ReplyDelete
Wahoo!! Such a great Christmas present!ReplyDelete
Arty Jakey & Rosy
That B&W look right at the camera by the kitten is simply adorable.ReplyDelete
Thanks--lovely sighting. I had to look up when cougar cubs are typically born, and my source said June-October is usual, but any month of the year is possible. AmazingReplyDelete
Wow so wonderful. What a privilege it is for us, via your trailcams, to see these creatures.ReplyDelete