adventures in nature

chasing mountain lions blog to resume soon …

I’m excited to report that I am helping with a new puma project in the Bay Area, my other blog chasing mountain lions will be updated with a new chapter soon …

Here are pictures of tracks of two of the cats that we are tracking and trying to capture right now in the mountains East of San Jose near Mount Hamilton:

 

male puma track

male puma track

female puma track

female puma track

And here are a few of the residents where we are tracking the lions for capture (to outfit them with GPS collars) …

red-tailed hawk

red-tailed hawk

adult golden eagle

adult golden eagle

magpie

magpie

white oak "monster"

white oak “monster”

great-horned owl

great-horned owl

the amazing pooping bobact

the amazing pooping bobcat

60 second old bobcat scat!!

60 second old bobcat scat!!

More to come soon …

3 responses

  1. you get me that resume or are you not looking right now? solar

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    March 25, 2014 at 6:22 am

  2. Wildlife is great, but a few months ago I was chased by a full grown Mountain Lion in San Diego. You should check out my post on it. It was a pretty traumatic experience. http://getupgetoutgohike.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/lucky-to-be-alive-mountain-lion-edition/

    March 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    • Hi Kelsey, seems like you had an interesting experience on your hike. It sounds like you startled some type of animal, and if it was a mountain lion, it would probably be napping at that time of day – whatever it was, it was probably as surprised as you were! If it was a puma, and it was hunting you, you would likely have never seen it. It looks like prime mountain lion habitat where you were hiking, so I’m sure they are out there. It’s always good to stay aware and remember that we share these lands with a lot of other creatures. I’m glad you’re safe, I hope this doesn’t keep you off the trails. Mountain lion attacks are very rare, and they usually do their best to avoid people.

      March 27, 2014 at 6:05 am

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