North American Taxidermy - Mounted Cougar
Awesome Mountain Lion life-size taxidermy mount. This cougar measures 42" from tip of nose to base of tail. Quality of taxidermy rated at "Excellent". Cougar is in resting position with tail curled upwards. Ideal to sit on shelf, mantle,or hearth. Great addition to lodge, vacation home or trophy room
Scientific Name: Puma concolorSize as displayed: 48" long x 19" tall x 15" wide.
Weight: 27 lbs.
Ships in secure wood crate.
About the Mountain Lion
The mountain lion is a powerful predator found in the western US and Canada, where it is also known as a puma or cougar. Mountain lions like to prey on deer, though they also eat smaller animals such as coyotes, porcupines, and raccoons. They usually hunt at night or during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk. These cats employ a blend of stealth and power, stalking their prey until an opportunity arrives to pounce, then going for the back of the neck with a fatal bite. They will hide large carcasses and feed on them for several days.
Mountain lions once roamed nearly all of the United States. In most western U.S. states and Canadian provinces, populations are considered sustainable enough to allow managed sport hunting. Mountain lions require a lot of room—only a few cats can survive in a 30-square-mile range. They are solitary and shy animals, seldom seen by humans. While they do occasionally attack people, statistics show that, on average, there are only four attacks and one human fatality each year in all of the U.S. and Canada.