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Old 11-21-2008, 11:40 AM
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Mountain Lion Tracks

So I went out for a two day hike around Mt Bachelor just out side of Bend Oregon and on day two at about mile 18-20 I saw some freash Mt Lion tracks



They were on the trail for a 200-300 yards and then I saw them again about a mile later
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:39 AM
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That looks more canine than feline to me (?)
Have any more photos?

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Old 11-22-2008, 12:08 PM
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I am lame and have a hard time posting pic's over here So look in the gallery under my name and you will see it

But to me I have a not seen a dog track that big at about 5" long and 4" across and a few miles from any human tracks as I tracked the tracks off the trail about 100 yards and to me it looks like a front paw track. Now I do know Mt Lion tracks can leave nail prints.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:19 PM
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Yup, it does look like a front paw print, those leading toes in the first pic seem to be more side by side though, and the heel pad in the first pic looks more feline than the 2nd pic, but then the print in the 2nd pic does seem to be more roundly than oblong and well.. OK, now I see feline prints LOL!
What do I know? :-)
(I have wolves on my mind these days as I have never seen one out in the wilds as I have most other critters...)

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Old 11-28-2008, 06:53 PM
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Seems pretty K9 to me. Tracks left in snow will often melt during the day and freeze at night which causes the track to increase in size.
the North Dakota Fish and Game site has a good comparison between the tracks, take a look about halfway down
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:35 PM
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Nevada Lion


Taken in Southern Nevada about 45 miles North of Pahrump at about 3,000 ft
distance with telephoto lense. The Lion was completely aware of us at all times.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:38 AM
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Now that's an amazing photograph. Very few professional nature photographers get a photo op like that. Most photos of mountain lions are from game preserves that specialize in providing wildlife photo ops. Almost never from the real wilderness. I congratulate you on your success and luck in seeing such a sight.

On the other hand, I know what it means when my housecats' ears are semi back like that. What did it feel like to see that big kitty, knowing it was watching you?

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Old 11-30-2013, 02:46 PM
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Cannot truthfully take the kind of credit you're suggesting. This was in an area that was heavily controlled. I am by no means an experienced
or professional photographer. Was merely lucky enough to be along for the ride.
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