Pair Of Coyotes Tree A Mountain Lion In Yosemite National Park

Coyote trees cougar

Cats and dogs don’t get along in the wild , either.

I can honestly say, I’ve never heard of this one before though. Sure, people use hounds all the time to tree cougars for hunting and population control purposes. But, never hear of coyotes going after a lion.

Mountain lions, also known as cougars or pumas, are the largest wildcat in North America. Mountain lions are skilled predators that prey on deer, elk, and other large mammals. An apex predator, there is really nothing that will try to hunt them.

Coyotes, on the other hand, are much smaller than mountain lions and are native to North America as well. They are adaptable animals that can thrive in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and even urban areas. Coyotes are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plants and animals, and they have a varied diet that includes rodents, rabbits, birds, and fruit.

Not typically mountain lions…

In the video, we hear the animals all facing off in Yosemite National Park. The camera view shifts to a coyote running through the grass, then a mountain lion that seems upset with the situation.

It’s unclear what started the confrontation, but it’s possible that they were fighting over food or territory because these two species usually steer clear of one and other.

The cougar climbs high up into a tree as a pair of coyotes pop out and peer up at it. The cat stays as far away from the dogs as it can as it makes its way through the trees.

It’s not every day that we get to see two such different animals interacting in the wild, so this video is definitely worth a watch.

An encounter like this rarely happens out there, even somewhere as vast and teeming with wildlife as Yosemite.

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