Thursday, February 22, 2007

Watch out!

Monday a group of us went hiking at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit). We had heard that there were some mountain lion spottings around the area and were on the look out. The lions typically stay out of the way of humans so we didn't think we would see anything spectacular...until we happened upon a freshly shredded deer carcass and lion prints in the snow. We made a quick decision to hike toward the nearest road (about 3 miles away). On our hike to the road we found fresh tracks and the owners of those tracks. The two mountain lions we saw were smaller than the lions who left the tracks in the pictures below, nonetheless they were mountain lions.

The moral of the story - don't go hiking alone.

1 comment:

ylmurph said...