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THE PUMA - CAT OF ONE COLOUR (Puma concolor)

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Watch the video on the site, so cool!
"HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (KGO) -- Nature met the suburbs when a mountain lion hopped onto the porch of a Hillsborough home.
The owners of the home say the deer was eating their potted plants. Home security footage caught the animal shifting around in the darkness and once the automatic lights went on it was revealed to be a mountain lion."
http://abc7news.com/pets/mountain-lion-drags-deer-off-hillsborough-porch/1657174/
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Amur 's of the Russian Far East / Дикие Кошки Дальнего Востока

The Attack
Puma in Brazil attacks Capybara
(part 1)
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(part 2)



"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
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Skull from Canada: 19 cm long -  13,5 cm wide - Upper fang 3,5 cm long - lower fang 2,5 cm long
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Skull from Apure, Venezuela: length of the skull 20,4 cm - wide 13,8 cm - upper fang 3,2 cm long - lower fang 2,5 cm long
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Puma Skull from Apure, Venezuela
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Skull from Apure, Venezuela: length of skull 20,1 cm - wide 14,1 cm - upper fang 3,1 cm - lower fang 2,7 cm
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Skull from Apure, Venezuela
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Skull of Apure, Venezuela: length of skull 18,2 cm - wide 12,8 cm - upper fang 2,5 cm - lower fang 2 cm
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Their skull still looks distinctly feline, and the canine teeth are also significantly less impressive than those of the pantherine.
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Skull from Estado Guarico, Venezuela
Length 17,5 cm - Wide 12,5 cm - Upper fang 2,4 cm - Lower fang 2 cm 
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Photo and information credits: Jayanth Sharma
Lion on the mountain, run run run!

6:03 PM and the sun started hiding behind the mountains and the light was now on it's way out perhaps only to be overtaken by the sheer pace of our hopes that dropped faster than a waterfall. It was almost over before we had to pack bags and make the close-to-a-kilometre hike to the transportation.

Like in the Tiger parks where the spotted deer or the sambar deer bring good news, here in Patagonia the Guanacos take responsibility of that and exactly at 6:10 PM (Btw getting these time stamps from my GPS tagged images) a few of them started running away sounding their distinct alarm calls.

Eureka! She was walking down the slopes of a hill which perhaps was at least a few hundred meters away. Too far? who cared then. I was floored! But thankfully the cat walked directly towards where we were drooling over and this time jaw dropping isn't just an expression. In less than five minutes we were sweating, panting, clicking, blushing, running around finding better angles. Mind you within a few hours, it was already a successful recce to Patagonia for me. Soon, the queen of the valley, this individual Puma was less than a 100 feet away from us. Surprisingly not worried about us at all. 

She gave up her hunt as she had more guanacos watching her moves than just the half a dozen of us. She soon sat down looking at us and at one point we were shivering when she walked past us not more than 30 feet away and wondering how on earth could Indians come down to the southern tip of south America, especially when the world economy is not doing very well.

Hey! common, I had to tell her that things are just getting started as far as India is concerned. The stock market today is at a 16 month high today and she can surely expect a few more Indians in the coming months and years to lech at the beauties of Patagonia. Isn't it?

I can't believe, we actually decided to leave her majesty at peace and backed off after a satisfying one hour. I photographed this image on a Nikon D5 with a 600 FL. This strong, healthy female was one of the best individuals we saw amongst 29 Puma sightings of at least 15 different individuals. We had males and females and at least three mums with cubs a few months old, all sighted at respectable distances for photography. 

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Until recently photographing the Mountain Lion (Puma) in the wild seemed like an impossible task. But some smart ways in Patagonia has taught us how to do this like every where else where elusive wildlife is found (Snow Leopards, Siberian Tiger etc)

But this particular individual tested our endurance by constantly moving up and down the rocky out crops of the valley. Some times he would vanish in between rocks and emerge from some where else and some times he was predictable and we could anticipate where we may spot him. 

Over all, I would think this is the best experience I had watching wild puma in #Patagonia. You can see how high he is from the valley and sometimes from the road where we parked, it was easily a 1000 meter climb and a few kilometers walk over all.

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MOUNTAIN LIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS (T. French)


I found this article some time ago. Unfortunately, I don't know when it was published.

Researchers, as you may know, agree that pumas or mountain lions are limited to the western part of the United States. But in his article, Tom French proves that this is not the case.

Interesting read:

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/fish-wildlife-plants/mammals/mountain-lions-in-ma-french-2015.pdf
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PUMA CARCASS FOUND IN THUNDER BAY, CANADA 

This post compares to the previous in that it proves that pumas travel far and wide at times. More so than researchers think, so it seems. Pumas have never been seen in Thunder Bay (northwestern Ontario). This, however, doesn't mean they wouldn't be able to get there. 

The carcass found, as expected, was that of an adult male, who was partly frozen. They extracted 50-75 quills from his nose and shoulder, meaning something went wrong when he attacked a porcupine.

Could have been hunger. The lack of food had an effect, as he weighed about 80 pounds only (well below par for an adult male) and suffered from muscle atrophy. It's very likely he died from natural causes. Like very tough conditions. 

The article is from March 2016 and has a few photographs: 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/cougar-carcass-found-frozen-in-snow-northwest-of-thunder-bay-may-answer-mountain-lion-mystery-1.4041876
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That's actually not true at all. There's a population of about 150 that live in Florida. And there have been many increased sightings in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota (where I live), Michigan, Missouri, and Texas. There have been 24 confirmed sightings by the Minnesota DNR (Department of Natural Resources) since 2014.
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Guanaco kill
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Incredible pictures 
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Puma Skeleton courtesy of Alan Turner Director of Yorkshire Skeleton Museum


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