The creatures are some of the most skilled hunters in all of the wild, as they continue to remain one of the most elusive and crafty critters in the woods. Seriously, one could be staring you down from only a few feet away, and if you aren’t constantly looking around and paying attention to your surroundings, you could never see it.
Although mountain lion attacks on humans are rare, the creatures have been known to attack on occasion, so you always have to keep your eyes peeled, even paying attention to the trees… and here’s why. In this wild video footage, you can see (well, if you look closely) a mountain lion make its way down a tree, and jump directly on top of a trail camera that was set up.
As you can see in the video, the camera isn’t at a very close distance, showing just how far these creatures can jump. The caption reads that mountain lions can jump up to 40 feet horizontally, and over 15 feet vertically.
Needless to say, the video is the perfect example of the incredible hunting skills the mountain lion possesses, even if they are set up in a tree. As if I needed to give the mountain lion more respect than I already have for it, this is the video right here.