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Friday, December 11, 2020

Feline and Nature Friday - Mountain Lions, Coyotes, Dog, and Deer

Near Lab Valley, the land has an abundance of gulches and creeks. On one of my first rides in the area, I headed down one of a smallish gulch almost to a big creek that sits in a valley. At the confluence of the gulch and the creek, I saw clumped up pine needles under a big Ponderosa Pine tree. 

Whenever I see disturbed pine needles, I check out the forest floor. The disturbance was often created by a mountain lion creating a scrape. Sure enough, that's what it looked like. I dropped a waypoint in my GPS app labeled "SCRAPE!!!" - the caps indicated my excitement.

I went back the next day with a trail cam. The results over the coming month were fun! Check out the video! Be sure to notice where the dog rolled and then how closely a lion checked out that exact spot.


15 comments:

  1. that is amazing to see this mighty paws of the lions...

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  2. the lion sure has HIGH BEAM lights when he faces the cam.. love the coyote and the silly rolling dog...

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  3. We always love seeing what your trail cams find. It will be fun learning all the new places to observe the wildlife around your new home.

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  4. What a great video with so many different animals to see. Yes, that would be Molly rolling in the stinky☺

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  5. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing all the wonders in your piece of heaven.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

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  6. The dog was definitely leaving his attitude! Thanks for sharing this video- fascinating. Have a super duper weekend!

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  7. KB we need to rename your blog Romping and Rolling in the Rocky Zoo
    Amazing!!!
    Hugs and Happy Friday
    Cecilia

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  8. They are all so interested in the smells, and that dog, what total joy to roll there, I wonder where his family was? The whole family of deer strolled through, then the lion, very close. What a great place for your camera.

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  9. Love watching the mountain lion walk right up to the trail cam. So cool!

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  10. You must be having so much fun exploring your new area!!

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  11. Smile, you're on candid camera!

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  12. Wow, those cats sure got close to the trail cam! The entire video was entertaining - I wonder if the dog's owner had any idea what the dog was rolling around in. :)

    Take care, stay well!

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  13. What a fun video...I always love seeing the Mountain Lions...but I really enjoyed seeing the pup's joy in finding those new smells, and then later on, seeing the lion sniffing where the dog had rolled...

    Nature is so very awesome!!

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