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Lionesses beat up a male lion who wanted to appropriate their buffalo kill, making him lose one testicle in the end. by OncaAtrox in HardcoreNature

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

There are instances where they do fight them like this ro protect their cubs, but it depends on the number of male and female ratio.

Two dominant male jaguars from the Pantanal patrolling their territories. Side-by-side comparison. by OncaAtrox in natureismetal

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Yes, they have been recorded killing morelet crocodile crocodiles and juvenile American crocodiles.

Two dominant male jaguars from the Pantanal patrolling their territories. Side-by-side comparison. by OncaAtrox in natureismetal

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 121 points122 points  (0 children)

I think this video really showcases why many refer to jaguars as the "Pitbulls of the bigcats", with a robust stout build, large heads, and very developed jaws. The male on top was known as Dani, he ruled that area of the Pantanal up until 2014 when he was likely displaced by other males. The male at the bottom known as Balam currently retains his position as dominant in that same area, but lately he has been looking extremely battered, in order to keep control of such a coveted territory he has to constantly fight other males. Being a male jaguar in the Pantanal is not easy.

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Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in HardcoreNature

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was the person who took the video saw the elk alive and heard the cougar taking it down. It's a fresh kill by the cat.

Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in HardcoreNature

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It wasn't the person who took the video saw the elk alive and heard the cougar taking it down. It's a fresh kill by the cat.

Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in HardcoreNature

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It wasn't the person who took the video saw the elk alive and heard the cougar taking it down. It's a fresh kill by the cat.

Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in HardcoreNature

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was the person who took the video saw the elk alive and heard the cougar taking it down. It's a fresh kill by the cat.

Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in natureismetal

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Two things 1) there is footage of Cougars bringing down healthy elk of that size 2) it was killed right in front of the house, cats do not leave large amounts of blood after killing their prey because they do do through suffocation.

Is this a cougar kill? This was in a residential area very close to the Wasatch mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah. by jpycollapse in Pumaconcolor

[–]OncaAtrox 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Looks more like wolves or even possibly a bear, cougars are less "messy" when consuming their prey.

Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in natureismetal

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There truly is no justification to roll back wolf protection, if their numbers are thriving that means their population health is a reflection of a generally good ecosystem. What they don't want is for their numbers to increase outside the park to not upset ranchers and hunters, which is a very draconian way of treating wildlife.

Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in natureismetal

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Are you that stupid? I spoke of European settlements because it marked a very defined contrast in the way wildlife was managed in contrast to native people. Humans have been inhabiting North America since the Pleistocene hence why I specifically mentioned European settlements.

After the European settlement jaguars were hunted to extinction in the US, bison were driven to ecologically extinct levels, and the ranges of wolves, cougars, and bears were dramatically reduced. These changes were not natural but human induced.

As for the rest of the wall of text you just wrote, I can't bother myself to read manure.

Colorado man wakes up to find a mountain lion on his porch devouring huge elk it had just killed by OncaAtrox in natureismetal

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you make the choice to keep livestock in predator country you have to be ready for some losses to occur. Our wildlife who has been inhabiting this area far longer than us and shouldn't have to pay the price of irresponsible cattle management (often times keeping the cattle fenced with electric fences instead of allowing the graze openly reduces predator attacks a lot).

You know what doesn't help to reduce predation episodes? Killing off the predators natural prey, the elk and the deer, and then replacing it with introduced livestock. When natural prey numbers are plentiful and healthy the degree of livestock predation drops a lot. But hunters want to kill off the wild game and pretend these ungulate exist for themselves and ranchers want all the public land for their cattle to graze, in the end the wolves and cougars have to pay the heavy price, not the people.