Video: Did This Skier Just Pass a Mountain Lion?

   02.17.15

A video recently put up on YouTube had wildlife experts perplexed, and later rolling their eyes. In the video, a skier blows past what appears to be unusually calm mountain lion. This is strange not only because mountain lions rarely venture out to places such as ski resorts, but also because the cats are usually not out in the open. In fact, closer examination and liberal use of the pause button showed that the cougar did not move even when the skier came within feet of touching it, something that throws serious doubt on the truth of the video.

Also, a keen eye reveals that the cat is actually laying on some kind of towel or mat, which makes sense if the mountain lion is actually a taxidermy piece and needs to be kept dry. So what do you think? Is this cat straight out of someone’s living room, or is it something else?

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