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This is a captive animal that resides at the Living Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Cougar, one of the most maligned carnivores in North America. Like the grizzly bear and timberwolf, these large carnivores need lots of space to live, and when they go after livestock it is because they either are sick and malnourished from overpopulation as a result of human habitat destruction, or from a lack of natural prey also a direct result of human encroachment upon their native habitat. A big cat is going to do what evolution created a big cat to do and that is hunt and kill. As they say in sports, don’t hate the player (i.e. cougar), hate the game (i.e. habitat destruction)!

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  • Gayle Shaw
    Gayle Shawalmost 7 years ago

    Perfection in an image!

  • simba
    simbaalmost 7 years ago

    You do some amazing work Mandy,I love the wildlife.

  • Suni Pruett
    Suni Pruettalmost 7 years ago

    what a great capture..amazing expression from the cougar…love the contrast..another brilliant picture!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 7 years ago

    FANTASTIC IMAGE

  • stormphotonet
    stormphotonetalmost 7 years ago

    Well done nice eyes

  • brummieboy
    brummieboyalmost 7 years ago

    The eyes are mesmeric …..

  • brummieboy
    brummieboyalmost 7 years ago

    The eyes are mesmeric …..

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    Great capture

  • simba
    simbaalmost 7 years ago

    Sorry Mundy,i spelt your name wrong my apologies.

  • Smile
    Smilealmost 7 years ago

    This is amazing, love this shot!

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