A huge variety of species passed the cam, and even some late-to-bed bears went past it. However, the mountain lions won the day.
A mother mountain lion went by a few times. Here is one of her forays past the camera.
Seeing a female adult mountain lion isn't extraordinary. However, the cat following behind her was extraordinary.
I know it's a mountain lion kitten as opposed to a bobcat because its tail is long and has a black tip like a lion. The shape of the face is also unmistakable. Look at the width of his forelimbs - it's as if he already had his grownup front legs at a young age!
Just like a playful human child, the kitten decided to walk on a log as if it was a balance beam. Look at the SIZE of those paws. Wow!
Then, the kitten noticed the camera and stared right at it. When I saw this photo, I wished that I'd put a better camera at that site. The flash was too intense and blew out the highlights on the kitten's face. (I'll be putting a "good" camera there very soon.)
Sure enough, the kitten's curiosity was awakened by the camera, and he stood right in front of it after taking a single bound toward it.
Then, he smooshed his snout against it. Can you make out his nose on the left of the photo?
It's even easier to make out the shape of his snout in this photo.
The kitten backed off by a few inches, and we could see his eye!
Finally, he moved away far enough that we could see most of his body.
As he stood still looking around, a set of "big lion" whiskers entered the photo. I believe that his mom had come back for him.
Soon enough, he and his mom lost interest in the camera, and the youngster stood with his oversized paws on a log.
Then, he departed the scene by walking on top of his balance beam!
Just a few days later, his mom was back by the camera.
I believe that she'd lost track of her kitten. If you look very closely, you can see her mouth open wide in the next photo. I believe that she was vocalizing to locate her youngster.
I will be making a video of the many species who showed up at this camera over the past year! It'll be fun. I totally lucked out in finding this great trail cam location!
Okay, I think I just deafened all the stuffies with my ''sqqqquueeeeesssss''.. &*> YAM xx
And all in a minute or so. Then the part you would not have known or guessed!! That was Hugh's birthday date!!! Love that wee face close up.ReplyDelete
oh this mighty paws... wow what a beauty!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, ALL of this was so beautiful and interesting! What great footage! Love the kitten's fascination with the camera :)ReplyDelete
Always cool to see your cam pics :)ReplyDelete
That is awesome! I love that little kitten face.ReplyDelete
What a little ham! So awesome to see.ReplyDelete
what a precious kitten, and i bet she is calling its name... i laughed at the smushing of the cam.. so sweetReplyDelete
I love seeing the big cat pictures. That kitten sure was a curious one.ReplyDelete
How funny the kitty playing around with the camera like that and on the log. Great captures.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous laser beams and up close face photos.ReplyDelete
Oh our favorite are the snow photos with a blue tint.
Hugs madi and mom
What an amazing reward to placing a camera in this spot! Well done.ReplyDelete
We love all of those!ReplyDelete
The kitten is so cute!ReplyDelete
OMD...So very adorable!!!ReplyDelete
So fun to see the pup and Mom. That young one is going to be one big boy.ReplyDelete
WOW! Absolutely fantastic images, KB - that one of the kitten's face is PERFECT! And the mama with her mouth wide open. WOW. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!ReplyDelete
How fun was that!!ReplyDelete
Hazel & Mabel
What fun shots! That's so cute his Mom had to come back and get him when he was playing with the camera! :)ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
I always look forward to seeing your fascinating videosReplyDelete
Fabulous captures. Such fun to experience it't curiosity.ReplyDelete
Such a joy to see!
What a wonderful gift to see this! This is simply amazing and gorgeous footage.ReplyDelete
Absolutely fantastic, how lucky is that. What a cheeky little character he is.ReplyDelete