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Mountain Lion

Puma concolor


Mountain Lions, are otherwise known as Puma, Catamount, Shadow Cat, Ghost Cat, Cougar, Panther, and Screamer. Extremely elusive, these cats prefer a solitary and extremely private lifestyle. Females weigh about 100lbs and males up to 200lbs. They are 9ft long and can take down prey 6 times heavier than themselves.


A grassy area with a dirt road


I got a Mountain Lion capture with my first trail camera setup with Felidae Conservation Fund as an Intern. It is a small female but I'm stoked!

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Haha yeah seriously. Thanks Smith Zoo.

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Wow! Well done! The shadow cat, how beautifully named...

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Hahaha. That's sweet though I wish we had some groundhogs over here. Of course I wish I had a lot of animals over here :p Thank you Karen.

KarenL 7 years ago

Awesome spot Joshua! All I see on our trail cam are deer, raccoons & groundhogs - plus lots of shots of my husband cutting the grass!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Wow. Fantastic. I can imagine how you feel! Just one thing though..."Habitat" is for the habitat of your spotting. That's what make the information more useful rather that the general range of habitats available on all kinds of websites. Here is what the Project Noah FAQs say "Please state the actual habitat where you photographed the spotting..." Again, general information is widely available, but information on your spotting is unique and can only be provided by you! Thank you.

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

Calistoga, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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