Mountain Lion Sighting

Mountain Lion - Puma concolor - This mountain lion is in captivity at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire USA and like most animals at the science center it is injured or unable to survive in the wild.
Mountain Lion – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
 

September 26, 2009 – Reports of a Mountain Lion in New Hampshire again. The most recent report was from Barnstead, New Hampshire, and to make it little more convincing a representative of Fish & Game witnessed the animal! Word is that it is possibly a pet that someone released into the wild. What a pet!

Mountain Lion - Puma concolor - This mountain lion is in captivity at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire USA and like most animals at the science center it is injured or unable to survive in the wild.
Mountain Lion – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
 

In New Hampshire, I know of only two mountain lions and they are in captivity at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire. I am unaware if there are others in captivity around New Hampshire?

Mountain Lion - Puma concolor - This mountain lion is in captivity at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire USA and like most animals at the science center it is injured or unable to survive in the wild.
Mountain Lion – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
 

They are couple of the most powerful looking animals I have ever seen in New Hampshire! I would not want to come across either of them in the back-country of the White Mountains.

Mountain Lion - Puma concolor - This mountain lion is in captivity at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New Hampshire USA and like most animals at the science center it is injured or unable to survive in the wild.
Mountain Lion – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
 

Everything from the way they walk to the look in their eyes says “power”. If you come across a moutain lion in New Hampshire, you will never forget it! If you would like to view more images of Mountain Lions click here.

Happy image making…

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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