Mounted Mountain Lion/ Cougar/ Puma
Beautiful trophy Mountain Lion taxidermy mount, poised on a detailed rock wall base. Natural, relaxed pose, standing with head turned into the room. Cougar measures 58" from nose to base of the tail. Adding the 32" tail makes this a big cat. Good hair. Claws are intact. Mount high on the wall for great effect. Quality design and workmanship on this newer mount. Quality taxidermy is rated "Excellent" on this nice size Cougar. Detailed rock ledge habitat with weathered wood accents hangs from two bolts.
Scientific Name: Puma concolor
Size of this mount including the base: 51" tall x 65" wide x 22" deep.
Large lion, tip of nose to base of tail: over 58".
Weight including rock: 47 lbs.
Wall hanger is attached. Hangs from two, well-anchored bolts.
Buyer responsible for checking laws in their state, a few have restrictions on the purchase of a mountain lion taxidermy mount.
About the Mountain Lion or Cougar
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.