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Very awesome pics, wathced a cat take a rabbit a couple years ago, but watching one take big game would be so amazing - a life treasuring moment
Those are great pics.
Cougars are beautiful, powerful predators capable of bringing down our largest ungulates. These graphic photos are a testimony to that fact. It is no wonder human/cat encounters are so serious. With cat populations on the increase and with uncontrolled human encroachment into their habitat, bipeds will soon be competing with ungulates as prey.
Great photos, indeed - but this didn't take place in Washington - it took place at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Alberta. The pics were taken by a couple in a boat and were in the Calgary newspapers a day later...
Wonderful photos. Keep up the good work OL.
Great photo ops. Too bad the big cats population is out of control. They are overkilling the desert bighorns. Need to thin them out.
That has to be a shot in a thousand for the cougar. Aren't bighorns supposed to have good vision? That cougar did a good job that day.
Wish I could have seen that!
Very cool, wish I could've seen that. With all my years in the wild I have seen ONE cougar, and I was lucky to see that one.
A few years back reported sightings of a cougar near Moscow, Idaho turned out to actually be a record size house cat. Estimates were near 40 lbs.
Obviously DivineStrake is joking. These pics alone got my blood pumping I can't imagine the intensity of watching something like this first hand. Hopefully someone videotaped this, but probably not cause I'm guessing it would have surfaced by now.
Mother nature at her best. Sad for the ram, good news for the cat. Life goes on.
I call B.S. Looks like your run-of-the-mill house cat to me. There's no such thing as cougars!
hes sure gonna work up an appetite draggin that thing up the rocks and over that bank!
Very cool, that'd be awesome to see
I would love to have witnessed this one.
Whichever name you wish to call them by: mountain lion, cougar, panther or puma, the ghost-like image of a large, predatory, beige cat stealthily slipping through a forest’s understory dominates the human imagination.
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