Thursday, August 14, 2014

Your Cougar's Cousin

Since we haven't been in Pine Valley recently to catch any mountain lions in action, I thought I would post a picture of one of his cousins that we've run into lately (thankfully from the safety of a game drive vehicle.) Most people know that the cheetah is the fastest land animal, running up to 75 miles per hour over relatively short distances. They can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds! These guys weren't in any hurry to accelerate anywhere though. They had the important job of marking their territory to get done, so they were pretty oblivious to our watching them. Sadly for them all of their activity is in vain since there aren't any female cheetahs in that park right now. They are trying to get some but I guess you can't order them from Amazon :) Enjoy the rest of summer Pine Valley; we are just starting to warm up from winter on the other side of the world. 

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