The wild animal killed a mountain biker in North Bend, Washington, in the foothills about 30 miles east of Seattle on Saturday. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports.
Calling in a mountain lion like this during the daylight is rare, but absolutely incredible!
Ever since I was a child, I’ve always loved watching wildlife documentaries on the National Geographic Channel and reading books on different wildlife species. The mountain lion has always been one that’s intrigued me more than any other.
Stealthiness, power and intelligence make it one of the most fierce predators to roam our planet. Those characteristics, as well as their nocturnal nature, give the mountain lion a mysterious lure that fascinates people.
Washington wildlife biologists have caught, tagged and released what they are saying is the biggest cougar they’ve ever seen. The biologists tagged the massive 197-pound cat last Monday north of Chewelah.
A man is lucky he didn’t become a cougar’s dinner after he and the 140-pound beast stared each other down for nearly an hour.
Adam Bartsch was out looking for shed antlers last Thursday along a popular walking trail just north of Campbell River in Canada when he had the close encounter with the big cat.
‘I just found a shed antler and there’s a monster, monster tom cougar at 20 meters (65 feet) looking at me,’ Bartsch said in the video he recorded of the terrifying incident.
If Bartsch was afraid, he did a great job at hiding it. ‘And no I don’t have a gun. I have nothing and he is huge. How cool is that?’ he says in the video.
Cougar on the prowl: Home surveillance camera captured this big cat coming right up to a Wisconsin family’s window.