Mountain Lion Cub in Yucaipa

Above: Mountain Lion cub that was tranquilized over in Yucaipa.

Since most people misidentify wildlife I thought you might be interested in this shot of an immature mountain lion cub that was found down near Yucaipa.

Wardens responded about 2:30 p.m. to a report of three mountain lions being spotted near Fawn Ridge Place and Oak Glen Road, in the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest, said Lt. Mike Stefanak of the Department of Fish and Game. Read more

This cub in the picture is under sedation and also about a year old and so it is only about 30 pounds.

Cubs usually stay with the mother for about two years before venturing out on their own and are born spotted but the spots begin to fade into adult coloration starting at about eight months of age.

They might be cute but let me assure you they can pack a mighty punch!

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