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Deer Stalker: Cougar Video

February 15, 2014

Cougars are seldom seen – but they are a significant predator of the elk, deer (and the occasional pet) here in the Kootenays. I have found cougar tracks in the snow and along dirt roads but I have only had the one glimpse of a cougar – as it casually crossed a logging road.

Cougar track in the dirt of an old logging road

Cougar track in the dirt of an old logging road

Last night, however, my wildlife camera took a short video of a young cougar. The tracks show it was following a deer. Much of the world has lost its large carnivores. I am glad we still have a healthy population of cougars here in the Kootenays. But I am certainly going to watch my dog carefully now when he is outside. He would make a tasty snack for a hungry cougar!

all photos, videos and writing copyright J.A. Siderius 2014

4 Comments
  1. Wow, that’s incredible video. Thanks for sharing!

  2. aduff68 permalink

    Wow! What a beauty! I’ll keep my eyes open for he/she..Sure hope my cat sticks close to home for the next few days.

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