Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Cougar, also known as the Mountain Lion or Puma, is the second largest of the new world cats second only to the Jaguar, measuring six to eight feet long , and weighting on the average of 155 to 160 lbs. It's coloration ranges from grayish or brownish to rich cinnamon or tawny. Cougars hunt mostly at night and feed mainly on deer, elk and porcupines.
The Cougar is a solitary animal. The male and female will remain together only a few days during the mating season.
They are an age old victim of fear and superstition. The shadowy Mountain Lion is so elusive that is has also been called the American Ghost.