I pretty much knew as soon as I posted the last story about how hard it is to get cougar photos, that I would get some more.
It's one of the reasons I wrote it - for the probability bump.
But why did the cat have to pick the Reconyx, my lowest quality camera, to walk by?!
Ah, the joys of camera trapping. :)
Shows how darn fast the Reconyx is though - took 5 shots of the stray cat's strut in 7 seconds:
Kitty looks a bit skinny.
Late summer, early fall can be one of their tougher times of year, I hear. The spring's fawns are now wily, sturdy and fast, and they and the does are all herded up for winter. Sure feet and more eyes make the mountain lion's job harder.
But rut and snow are coming soon, and they'll help shift the scales. Rut addles and distracts the big bucks, and makes them easier to ambush. And snow slows pointy-hoofed deer much more than broad, soft-pawed cats.
So, maybe skinny will become a bit more chubby.
The above is "fenceline hill" - a trail that runs uphill along our fence (duh), and goes towards a few homes and large ponds that border the Forest Service lands that surround Yosemite.
And since it is the edge of the wild, lots of other critters passed the cam too.
We'll give them a howdy next.