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Trib: Mountain Lion Photo Is Fake

A new photo now making the rounds on Facebook and e-mail lists supposedly shows an elk hunter posing in the dark with his newly downed elk. In the background, eyes shining from a flash, is a mountain lion. The accompanying note says the hunter downed the elk, then set his camera, set the self-timer and shot the photo. The note says he only discovered the mountain lion after he had the film developed. Most of the Facebook posts and e-mails say the photo was taken “locally” and sometimes add that the hunter is a friend’s brother or a brother’s co-worker. Trouble is, the photo is a fake/Susan Engle, Postcards from the Edge, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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