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Trail cam scores mountain lions' family portrait

In this image captured by Drew Shearer's Stealth Cam on Aug. 20, four mountain lions can bee seen lounging by a small creek in the Eight Mile Creek drainage east of Florence. Bitterroot National Forest biologist Dave Lockman surmised that it is an adult female and three older juveniles. The photo was provided to the Missoulian. (Drew Shearer)
In this image captured by Drew Shearer's Stealth Cam on Aug. 20, four mountain lions can bee seen lounging by a small creek in the Eight Mile Creek drainage east of Florence. Bitterroot National Forest biologist Dave Lockman surmised that it is an adult female and three older juveniles. The photo was provided to the Missoulian. (Drew Shearer)

WILDLIFE WATCHING — Trail cams are opening our eyes to rarely seen intimate lives of reclusive animals.

There's no better example than the photo above of four cougars in Montana — likely a mother an her three adult-size offspring.

Drew Shearer, a Bitterroot Valley bowhunter, has been using a remote motion-detecting camera to scout for game in his hunting areas. Inadvertently, he's captured this photo and many other astonishing images of wildlife in the Sapphire Mountains that make even professional wildlife photographers lick their chops.

See the story and more photos from the Missoulian.




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