The female mountain lion who killed a deer in the meadow near homes and who circled our area in daylight for weeks had another surprise for us.
She began caterwauling at scent posts soon after she finished eating the deer. Then, I knew that she was in estrus. She was trying to call in a mate. I suspect that she had a specific male in mind all along, which is why she stayed in one part of his normal travel path for so long. She was waiting for him to come along.
I have two videos today. The first video shows the progression from the female's caterwauling to the two of them being together.
The second video is short, and it is spooky! When the lion pair first got together, they vocalized during a loud and scary thunderstorm.The scene sent shivers up my spine especially because it was so close to a favorite trail...