Even the young ones are absolute killers. It’s their only option to survive. Deer are their preferred meal but they will go after just about anything that’s a living animal and they are constantly hunting from the morning to night. It’s all they do.
This is what makes them so elusive, they are hunters all the time. Always on the lookout for an easy meal, or any at all, they have to be sneaky.
It comes as no surprise to see a couple young ones feeding on a deer. I mean, it would be shocking to witness right there on the road like that, but it just makes a lot of sense.
They say, if there’s deer around, the cougars are there too.
This couple was driving through the night when they came across this wild scene smack-dab in the middle of Mirror Lake Highway in Utah.
Two young mountain lions were having themselves some dinner in the form of a deer right on the road.
Now, it’s unclear if they took it out or just came across some roadkill and took the easy meal. They are known to be fairly opportunistic when it comes to deer.
The young cats munch away at it as the vehicle watches, very unconcerned of the people there, solely focused on food.
The driver was worried about her own pets, however, was happy to report no casualties:
“Mirror lake highway alert… Between dumpster and smokehouse – don’t worry, all chickens, goats and dogs accounted for when I got home!”
Witnessing these animals is amazing, of course only if in a safe environment and when they are already well fed makes it a little more comfortable.
I hope to come across something this crazy someday.
Colorado Teen Captures Footage Of Mountain Lion Taking An Elk
A Colorado teen captured some wild footage near Oak Creek, while driving on the highway near his home.
According to Field & Stream, 18 year old Sophia Benjamin was driving the car with some friends when she saw something on the road.
As the vehicle slowed, it became clear what it was: A mountain lion with its jaws wrapped tightly around the neck of a cow elk.
The elk tried to stomp the cat and shake it loose, but to no avail… clinging tight to the neck, teeth dug in deep, it took about 15 minutes for the big cat to bring the elk down.
15-year-old Tanner Cole-Wheeler filmed the brutal encounter, and for the driver Sophia, she says she’s never seen a mountain lion:
“I’ve seen elk and other wildlife, but I’ve never seen a mountain lion before. It was a very cool and a rare thing to see.”
There’s an estimated 3,000 to 7,000 mountain lions in the state of Colorado, and more than 280,000 elk, but you’re not gonna come across an encounter between the two of them very often.
And that elk is gonna last for quite a few meals… filling up the freezer, eh?
In this insane video filmed near Fort Saint John, British Columbia, we get to see just how powerful a lynx can be, even against an animal that weighs four times more than it does.
For starters, a full grown Canada Lynx tops out around 30 pounds, with most of them weighing somewhere around 20-25. A mule deer doe can get up near 180 pounds but most of them clock in somewhere around 150 pounds.
Of course these are just averages and estimates, but either way, you can see the stark contrast in size.
Did that stop this lynx? Nope.
The doe is able to land a kick during the initial attack, but as soon as that lynx latched on to the head and the neck, it’s all over.
According to Hinterland Outdoors, the lynx killed the muley and was spotted days later enjoying the spoils of its victory.