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Game camera from Colorado catches cougar mid-leap

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 26, 2021

A game camera photo from Colorado shows a cougar leaping high over a cached deer carcass. 

The photo was released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in an effort to promote a podcast about cougar biology and living near the big felines. 

“Mountain lions are fascinating animals that are incredibly strong & fast. They can run 45 mph & jump 19 feet straight up in the air,” the agency tweeted. “Learn more in this podcast episode featuring our wildlife researcher Mat Alldredge, a leading mountain lion expert.”

To listen to the podcast, which is well worth your time, visit: art19.com/shows/colorado-outdoors/episodes/0e9049b3-4323-42b0-97f5-3f17461513e4

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