Some facts on Mountain Lions.
Being from Pennsylvania, the home of the Penn State Nittany Lion,
it would be nice to see an actual Mountain Lion. However, this elusive creature that makes its home in North America is making its presence known, subtly. My cousin lives in a residential but rural area of PA and from time to time they do see Mountain Lions within the trees. Sadly, I have never had the chance to see this majestic beauty, but it doesn’t stop me from learning more. So, here are some Mountain Lion facts from the book, Big Cats, The Power, The Beauty, The Predator, Alice Tomsett, Parragon Publishing, 2006.
- They can squeal or purr but not roar.
- They mostly eat deer but do supplement their diet with smaller prey, such as fish, squirrels, and lizards. Also, they eat grass and vegetable matter to help in digestion and prevent fur balls.
- They are normally nocturnal, but if need be they can hunt during the day.
- Cubs are born with black spots that disappear in between the age of six months to twelve months old.
- By six months old cubs have been trained to kill and usually leave the den by eighteen months.