And as much as house cats still seem to have a wild side, they ain’t no cougar.
Cougars are some of the most infamous killers in our woods. The old saying goes “if you see one it’s already too late” for a reason.
They are hunting and killing machines. These bests can weigh up to 150 pounds but are as athletic as animals can come. They use their sharp claws to climb trees with ease and also hold onto their prey.
Meanwhile, their powerful legs allows them to run fast and jump far. These massive animals can get up to 45 miles an hour in a burst to catch prey, as well as leap insanely far. They can jump up to 20 feet vertically and 30 feet horizontally, which allows them to take out animals quickly.
House cats are the tame cousin to cougars. They still have a wild side but have lost much of it compared to the larger cats. They still know when to run from danger though.
Cougars are elusive so seeing them at all is a treat, but seeing them in action is even better.
This house cat is seen getting out of dodge.
But he has trouble… a cougar is in hot pursuit. The house cat dips underneath a fence but without missing a stride the cougar leaps and completely clears the fence.
Although we don’t see the end of the chase, I think we know what probably happens…
Tough break for the house kitty.
Trail Camera Captures A Buck Following… A Mountain Lion?
What in the…
Aren’t the predators supposed to chase the prey? Isn’t the deer supposed to be afraid of the predators?
I guess some Disney type stuff is going on here…
Mountain lions are one of the most dangerous and elusive predators in the wild. They can weigh up to 200 pounds and be over 4 feet in length.
They are known for their stealth, agility, and efficiency as hunters. Powerful runners, they are capable of reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, making them one of the fastest land animals in the world. Cougars also have powerful jaws and sharp claws, which they use to grab and hold onto their prey while they deliver the killer bite.
Also known as cougars, they are solitary hunters and typically hunt at night, using their stealth and agility to stalk and ambush their prey. Much like other big cats, they will often lie in wait and then pounce on their prey from behind, delivering a powerful bite to the back of the neck. They are capable of bringing down animals as large as elk, but their favorite prey is typically deer.
Which is why this trail camera caught something that just doesn’t make sense.
A cougar is seen walking on by, but immediately following it is a deer that is growing a nice set of antlers.
Like… following RIGHT behind it.
Normally, this deer would be nowhere close to this killer, unless it was already too late. Regardless of any circumstances or time of year, they are mortal enemies, if such a thing truly exists in the wild.
I mean, it almost looks like they’re just hanging out in the woods together, taking a nice stroll.
This is pretty unexplainable, but nevertheless, a very cool catch on the trail camera.
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.