Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
A new male, foxes and the female is now injured :( on 05/16/2014 19:35:39 MDT Print View

The sad part first. The young female now has a big chunk of flesh missing from the top of her tail. Not only is this risky because of infection, it makes her hunting much more difficult. The long tail helps them balance during the high speed chases and this injury could make that much more difficult. I hope she recovers!
This is her the other day passing by one camera

Female

Female


And the other camera showing her injury. This location is a "community scraping area" and the males are leaving scrapes while the female just sniffed around a bit.


Injury


This is a picture of a tracked male I posted last time, but posting again because it is the same location. After this guy scraped here and just to the side of this camera as well, I added another camera pointed 90 degrees from this one to catch both spots.


Collared male


Here is the new male coming along to mark both spots.

Male

Male

This I am posting because....the muscles !!

Muscle

These next shots were way underexposed so I brightened them with IPhoto but could not get them to look the same. I have a video of this as well. Oh, dates on these are wrong, need to reset the camera ...

Scrape spot


This might just be one of my favorites

Favorite


The reason I put the camera in this location to begin with was a number of tracks I found, what it looked like on Google Earth ( a saddle that connects two basins that are divided by a mountain) and this scrape

Scrape

This last one looks like a pretty big boy. Here is a composite picture of my daughter and I with silly hats ( she wanted goofy trail cam selfies...) in the same location as the cat.


Big boy


And now my first daytime gray fox :)

Foxie


Foxie

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
You Did Indeed on 05/16/2014 19:53:58 MDT Print View

Nice.

Thanks.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: You Did Indeed on 05/16/2014 19:59:06 MDT Print View

"Nice.

Thanks"

+1

Tough luck for that female.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: You Did Indeed on 05/16/2014 19:59:28 MDT Print View

Thanks Greg.
Funny to read the title of my thread now...I was sooo excited to get those first night time shots from behind. A lot has happened since. Beyond anything I was thinking back then.

TKB 1979
(ARIZONA1979) - M

Locale: DESERT SOUTHWEST
Re: A new male, foxes and the female is now injured :( on 05/16/2014 20:02:00 MDT Print View

Wow!

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: You Did Indeed on 05/16/2014 20:02:28 MDT Print View

Please carry on!

I'm no less excited now than I was then.

They are wonderful.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: You Did Indeed on 05/16/2014 20:02:28 MDT Print View

Now Kat will need to start leading guided wildlife photography tours of her back yard, for a fee, of course.

--B.G.--

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Re: You Did Indeed on 05/16/2014 20:09:41 MDT Print View

Thanks ,
:) Bob. You are the only one that has been here. These last shots are another 300 yards from the last camera we walked to, the one past the poison oak..

Edited by Kat_P on 05/16/2014 23:06:07 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: You Did Indeed on 05/16/2014 20:23:40 MDT Print View

If you guide paying clients around there, you can afford to purchase an entire bale of catnip to spread around with more cameras. That might keep the mountain lions coming around more frequently. Of course, then what would the poor gray fox do?

--B.G.--

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
More pictures on 07/18/2014 18:56:42 MDT Print View

It's been very busy around here.

This is a mature tracked male that comes by every month or two.

Collared male


This is a pretty elusive younger cat. Date is wrong.

Younger cat

This one is another mature male that was around for a couple of weeks

Sunset


Sunset


Sunset


Sunset


Two cats one location :)

:)


Same male at night

Same male

Male

Eyes

Eyes

Male


Another wrong date, same cat

Day


A younger male, tracked. First time I get him. He went all over the mountain in one night and left. Smelled at the community scrapes but did not advertise his own presence, as not to get in trouble with other males, my guess.


Young tracked male

Young male

Young


I believe this is the female that was injured in a fight. First I thought it was a different cat but yesterday I got a daytime shot and I think it is her.


Young female?

Here is yesterday's shot, at 12:50 pm??

Female?


This is why I think it is the same young female, just a little less innocent looking . Same small cut on the top of her right ear, on our left. Now and 8 months ago.

Same cat

Now...a few others.

Bobcat from yesterday

Bibcat


Lots and lots of foxes.

Gray fox

Family sharing a meal

Bunny


Bunny

Deer too, lots of them, as you can imagine. Here a couple pictures I like

Deer


iDeer

Buck


Here is a cat, but the wrong kind :) I hope to get one with this skyline. Someday I will.

( wrong year).

:)

Edited by Kat_P on 07/18/2014 20:37:45 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: More on 07/18/2014 19:03:11 MDT Print View

"mature tracked make" ???


Maybe you should get another bale of catnip.

--B.G.--

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: More on 07/18/2014 19:07:49 MDT Print View

Fixed it.

Have not used any catnip.....get enough traffic as is :)

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: More on 07/18/2014 19:11:49 MDT Print View

I guess you mean an adult collared male. Something must have been lost in translation.

Yes, you certainly have the right location.

--B.G.--

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: More pictures on 07/18/2014 20:08:54 MDT Print View

Cool stuff Kat. You should open a cat hotel!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: More pictures on 07/18/2014 20:47:11 MDT Print View

"You should open a cat hotel!"

That sounds better than a cat house.

--B.G.--

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
A couple more... on 07/20/2014 13:07:21 MDT Print View

Sunset girls


2



3

My new avatar :)


Ha

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: A couple more... on 07/20/2014 13:46:39 MDT Print View

Now you are going to have to write your own how-to book on this. Get one of the manufacturers of your trail cameras to underwrite the publishing costs.

--B.G.--

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: A couple more... on 07/20/2014 14:23:07 MDT Print View

Cool picture of the foxes huddled around the deer carcass. Was that a mountain lion kill they're scavenging off of?

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Re: Re: A couple more... on 07/20/2014 14:34:58 MDT Print View

In I guess two of the pictures of the foxes, is that a fox pup in its mouth or something it's eating? Any pictures of little foxes?

Edited by millonas on 07/20/2014 14:39:30 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: A couple more... on 07/20/2014 14:42:31 MDT Print View

I'd be a little worried now that the lions are winking at you.....