Trying to get Mountain Lion Photo

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nrake
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Trying to get Mountain Lion Photo

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Mountain lions are my favorite animal. There is just something special about them. I am back in my hometown (in the East Bay, CA) this summer and my goal was initially just to get a lion in front of camera. After some time on google earth scouting, I set up a single camera in a canyon leading down to a local lake. It NEVER happens like this, but I came back a week later to find that there was a lion on the prowl the very same night I set out the camera! Seems like he? smelled the trail of the deer (or me) that passed by earlier that day.
Deer Pic
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Lion Pic
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Lion Vid
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This was only my second lion I have ever gotten, but this was special because it was so close to home. My camera trap is now set up in the same camera and I am counting on this this big guy? to come back soon. Hoping I can update this thread with a nice image.

This is the video of my first lion in the Angeles National Forest (L.A., CA)
Lion Pic
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Lion Vid
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Pretty exciting .. can’t wait to see the image on the camera trap. Good luck


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Not the mountain lion but still a cat, albeit a little closer to the camera than I planned for and therefore out of focus. And another deer.

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Well it’s a start…. Nothing wrong with that


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Most definitely.
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