Elusive mountain lion in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Mountain lions are rare for our project to detect for two reasons. First, they tend to be much more secretive than other carnivores and second, they are generally known to occur at lower elevations than where we focus at elevations of 4000 to 6500 ft. This individual didn't hang around for long as you can see by this quick succession of two shots within a second of each other and then no more photographs. It was not interested in the bait other than the bait and scent lure bringing the mountain lion in to the station.