Mountain Lion relaxes near Carey, Idaho
If you like wildlife viewing, Carey seems like a good place to start. A woman dropped me a line over the weekend and shared some photos and a video. These were posted by his daughter, Chantel Melo. I asked mum if she could ask her daughter for permission to post the pictures. A little later mom answered and said I could.
What strikes me is how calm the puma is. Lying along a fence, then trudging down the road as if leaving for the day. This video shows a moose trudging along what appears to be a ridgeline. It also seems like he’s in no rush to get where he’s going.
The lion walks today
A few weeks ago, Terry Thompson of Idaho Fish and Game appeared on Magic Valley This Morning. The program airs on Newsradio 96.1 and 1310 KLIX. He explained that we often don’t see wildlife, but they see us more than we think. The animals travel as far south as Twin Falls where they use the canyons as a series of highways.
Make room for animals
He also advises keeping a good distance. If the animal moves because of your presence, you are probably too close. You can see in these photos and the video that the photographer has zoomed in. Good call!
Some of the snow totals in the high country reach up to eight feet deep. Hooved creatures descend low to feed. It attracts lions.
Contact Idaho Fish and Game
I don’t know what you would do, but if I saw a big cat I would call the Fish and Game office in Jerome. Just to give them an idea of the location. The number is 208-324-4359.
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