Dead Deer Walking?
Photos like the one above–which landed in my inbox the other day–always make me curious. Scratch that. They make me...
Photos like the one above–which landed in my inbox the other day–always make me curious. Scratch that. They make me suspicious. I am instinctually skeptical of any web-based pic that has the adjective “amazing” found anywhere in the accompanying text. The Photoshop skills of some folks can turn the most mundane image into Better-than-Enquirer material.
Of course I do not discount the cougar as a deer predator. Nor do I doubt the capabilities of trail cameras, which I know capture some pretty rare critters doing amazing things (more on that topic later in the week). And I want to believe that someone, somewhere out there, just lucked into a once-in-a-lifetime shot and was happy to share it with the world.
But to capture a mountain lion lurking scant inches from the rear-end of an unaware deer? I want to believe it…but every time I convince myself this is legit, tiny little alarm bells start jingling in my head. So what are your thoughts? Am I being too danged cautious about this Nature documentary moment, or am I right to cry foul? Anxious to hear your responses!