Missouri Homesteader Discovers Mountain Lion Tracks on His Land
The number of mountain lion sightings in Missouri seems to be skyrocketing. There are at least half a dozen in 2023 alone with a new video showing tracks a Missouri homesteader discovered on his land.
The Neals' Homestead is an interesting YouTube channel that shares their family's life in Missouri. They noticed some very big paw prints a few days ago that almost certainly belong to a very big kitty cat (aka mountain lion).
He provided some video showing the path he believes the mountain lion took as it traveled across his homestead.
Live Outdoors has a helpful guide to help figure out when you're dealing with a real mountain lion and not something else. They say that "the signature three-lobe rear pad looks like an M". Plus, it's much bigger than a regular canine or cat. You can see in this pic that this Missouri homesteader is correct. He's got a mountain lion in his neighborhood.
The good news is that most mountain lions tend to avoid places where people are. They are reclusive predators, but it's good to remember that if you happen to surprise one, it may not end well for you. A mountain lion that feels cornered is a dangerous creature.
As for this Missouri homesteader, he sounds like a wise man who understands what to do (and not to do) when you know there's an apex predator who also calls your land home.