Trail Cam - South Dakota Mountain LionTrail Cam - South Dakota Mountain Lion
Name: Cody Mast
Camera: Terra IR

I had 180 pictures from 1 camera in a 4 day time frame 2 miles from this picture. The pictures were of this mountain lion mom, pacing back and forth for that 4 day window, which was intimidating and odd.

I took a buddy with to investigate why it wouldn’t leave my scouting spot. We found it’s baby had been trapped nearby. We reluctantly freed the baby from the trap and 5 hours later, the picture I posted was taken 2 miles away on my other camera. Mama had come back to carry it to safety after we freed it.

Location: South Dakota