Colorado is the Mountain Lion Capital of the United States with an estimated 7,000 cougars in CO. But Idaho is no slouch. The Gem State is home to an estimated 2,000 mountain lions, according to a-z-animals.
At least 3 of those Idaho mountain lions were caught on camera and the footage has gone viral. The video was uploaded to TikTok by Jordan Brown and immediately started picking up thousands of views.
She looked out her window at dawn and found a fully grown mother mountain lion on high alert. Close by mama’s side were two cougar pups and one of them was chilling on top of her Jacuzzi with its sharp claws. That couldn’t have been great for the fabric on the ‘cuzzi cover.
Family Of Idaho Mountain Lions Take Over Porch
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The comments on this viral video of the Idaho mountain lions are priceless. The top upvoted comments reads “if not friend then why friend shaped?” A reference to this famous viral tweet.
Another commenter wrote “if you’re cold, they’re cold. Bring them inside.” That’s a reference to the popular PSAs about bringing outdoor pets inside during the Winter.
One thing from this video is abundantly clear: that person trusts the glass on their sliding glass door. That mother cougar would immediately go into protective mode if startled and that thing pane of glass isn’t enough protection for me.
Derek Wolfe Reveals Backlash After Legal Mountain Lion Hunt
Derek Wolfe played 8 seasons with the Denver Broncos and 1 with the Baltimore Ravens, earning over $52 million for his time in the NFL.
He recently went viral for a ‘predator control’ hunt in Colorado. It was a 100% legal hunt where he took down a large mountain lion that had been “wreaking havoc in a rural neighborhood.” Including killing 2 dogs and living under the porch of a home.
Derek Wolfe shared a photo of his 100% legal *and* successful hunt on Instagram. In the photo, he is holding up the deceased Tom (male mountain lion) that was accused of terrorizing a Colorado town.
Since sharing that photo on Instagram, Derek Wolfe has received a ton of backlash. He was a guest on Tucker this week where he revealed how extreme the backlash has been despite the hunt being 100% legal.
Speaking about the legal mountain lion hunt, Derek Wolfe told Tucker Carlson he “can’t believe what’s happened to” him in the past week. He spoke on how just last year alone, 15 pet dogs were killed near Boulder, CO by mountain lions in 30 days.
Adding “I can’t believe that going on a legal hunt, doing something legal, by the book — they’ve had 200 calls to Colorado Parks and Wildlife trying to turn me in like I did something wrong. (I) did nothing wrong. Everything’s legal.”
Derek Wolfe went on to discuss the hunt itself. Saying “(I) was able to make a good shot, a good ethical shot, and harvested the cat. Got him out of there and did everything by the book. This was completely legal. CPW came down and checked the cat in for me.”
Wolfe also told Tucker he later had the meat processed and plans to eat the predator.