Many animals are good at taking advantage of what we humans leave in our natural environment. Here we can see what happens when the cougar encounters the abandoned bellows!
Cougar Makes Home
To you, it might look like an old pipe, but to this mountain lion, it’s their secret home. This particular lion wasn’t the happiest about being disturbed when they were trying to relax!
The best way to enjoy this video is to turn it up at full volume. The noise this lion makes is insane! By the light of the flashlight, we can see the lion squatting in the pipe. They emit a series of warning growls and growls that sound like the engine is revving. If the people who took this video had any sense, they would back off quickly because this lion looked like it was going to pounce at any moment.
All About Mountain Lions
Mountain lions, also known as mountain lions, are native to North America, but you may also see them referred to as pumas and panthers. They have an elongated body with a round head and pointed ears. Mountain lions don’t roar! As we can clearly hear in this footage, though they can also grunt, they growl, hiss and scream. They range in length from 5 feet to 9 feet and can weigh up to 150 pounds—their overall size is similar to that of a domestic cat.
These lions do not live in a traditional pride social structure. Instead, they lead very solitary lives. However, they often form a small community associated with a dominant male territory. In these structures, the big cats at least tolerate each other.
They are incredibly athletic and can jump into the air or 20 feet in front of them. This means they don’t have to get too close to their prey before they can pounce. They are not that picky when it comes to choosing their diet. They will happily eat rabbits, mouse, beaver, raccoonand wild turkey. They will also eat insects, penguins, deer and even alligators!
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I am broadly interested in how human activities influence the ability of wildlife to persist in the modified environments that we create.
Specifically, my research investigates how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Both natural and human-derived fragmenting of habitat can influence where birds settle, how they access the resources they need to survive and reproduce, and these factors in turn affect population demographics. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As well I am working in collaboration with Parks Canada scientists to examine in the influence of high density moose populations on forest bird communities in Gros Morne National Park. Many of my projects are conducted in collaboration or consultation with representatives of industry and government agencies, seeking to improve the management and sustainability of natural resource extraction.
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