This week’s SMALL THING turned out to be rather BIG and in our backyard. Can you see the pussy cat in the tree? She’s about 150 pounds, and we later learned she has a guy with her, but when I took her picture he was in another tree. The lesson here is mountain lions can climb very high, so figure out another escape route.
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Kelly Hashway says
That is awesome!
Cynthia Chapman Willis says
Mountain lions are gorgeous animals, yet as much as I think I'd love to see one in "real life," I'd probably prefer this at a safe distance. : )
Julie Flanders says
I'm just catching up on Friday's hop and just love this photo. While I wouldn't want to come face to face with a mountain lion, they are so beautiful to look at. Your backyard must be quite something!
Empty Nest Insider says
What a great photo! Your next book should be entitled, "Mountain Lions Overhead!"
Lisa Gail Green says
Yikes! That's pretty scary for the guy.
Nancy Thompson says
We had a bobcat run across our fence! Good thing our giant pansy-assed sled dog wasn't out there. Big cats are cool, but very scary!
Theresa Milstein says
Wow, I didn't see that cat until you pointed it out!
Leslie S. Rose says
I was golfing early one morning and a mountain lion came charging down the fairway. Suddenly the golf cart seemed incredibly insubstantial. Thank goodness I didn't look tasty.
Bish Denham says
That is so far out. And scary cool. And terrifyingly neat.
Samantha May says
Well that's a little terrifying.
I'm a cat lover though. I'd probably want to pet it if there was zero chance that it could kill me in .032 seconds 🙂
Ruth Schiffmann says
Oh, wow, what a picture!!
Old Kitty says
Oh wow!! What a pic!! What a beautiful creature!! Awwwww glad she has a partner and I hope babies to come! Awwww – how lovely is that!?! Take care
A very cool picture- but scary that they are such great climbers. I guess it is good to have a getaway plan! Thanks for sharing!
Great picture!!!! Thanks for joining in the hop.
Tyrean Martinson says
Wow! Beautiful cat and photo! And at the same time – Yikes! I don't know that I would feel comfortable with them in my yard.
What an amazing photo!
Jennifer R. Hubbard says
I remember hiking in Montana, being more scared of mountain lions than grizzlies. "Grizzlies won't stalk you … mountain lions will," people said. OH YAY.
Lexa Cain says
YOU TOOK THE PICTURE??!! I'm shocked you lived somewhere that you can see mountain lions outside of a zoo. Yikes! Better carry lots of pepper spray – or better yet, a shotgun, when you go on walks now.
Al Diaz says
That's an incredible picture! I would be both thrilled and scared to go out hahaha. Probably send a dwarf scout to check first.
M Pax says
Wow, what an awesome sight. We had a cougar up at the observatory. But a hunter shot him/her this fall, so he's gone. Since @200 lbs, I'll assume a he. What a bummer. I never saw him, but always hoped to. I'd tease Gary that it was in the bushes spying on us. Maybe. lol I would've freaked if it were true.
Nancy LaRonda Johnson says
A good warning to keep in mind. Thanks! Wonderful picture, but keep safe. 🙂
Catherine Stine says
A mountain lion on a wire-will miracles never cease!
Elizabeth Seckman says
OMGosh! We camped in a the mountains of Montana once. The all night howling of coyotes or wolves was a stark reminder that nature can and will eat me if given a chance. Made a dirty hotel look good!
Mark Means says
That's a big cat and a great picture 🙂
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
A mountain lion in your backyard? Whoa!!
S.K. Anthony says
Eek! that freaks me out…
Natalie Aguirre says
Yikes, that's pretty scary.
Barbara Watson says
Wow! It's such a special thing to see nature as its meant to be.
C. Lee McKenzie says
My walks now involve a lot of looking up into the trees!
Laura Eno says
*Note to self. Don't bother climbing the tree*
Great picture, though!
Angela Brown says
That's definitely no small thing. *shudders*
Happy Friday C. Lee.
I have some close-up pics of lions. They are such majestic creatures!