Can You Spot the Mountain Lion Before it Reveals Itself? [VIDEO]

Can You Spot the Mountain Lion Before it Reveals Itself? [VIDEO]

Try to find the mountain lion in this video before it walks out into the open.

You’ll be surprised when the big cat shows up out of nowhere. The hunter in this video is calling for bobcats, but instead attracts a mountain lion to his decoy. The cougar quickly realizes something is off when it reaches the fake rabbit. It looks around a few times and then locks eyes with the hunter. They stare down for a few seconds, but the cat slowly creeps backwards and runs away.

The hunter didn’t have mountain lion tags with him, so no shots were taken. We would not want to be that close to a cougar without a rifle in our hands.

As you can see, mountain lions are very elusive hunters.

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About Matt Alpert

Matt Alpert is a staff writer for Wide Open Spaces. He brings a diverse background as a journalist and outdoorsman to his writing. Raised in New England, he currently resides in Austin, TX where he enjoys fishing and exploring the landscapes of the Southwest.