cougar elk kill
A wild cougar (Puma concolor) eats an elk calf (Cervus elephus nelsoni) calf that it killed and covered with debris earlier. Biologists from The Oregon Division Of Fish and Wildlife placed a radio collar and ear tags on this mountain lion to track its movements. Wallowa County, Oregon.
This image was taken during the Oregon Division Of Fish And Wildlife's controversial Cougar Management Plan.
Cougars will often cache prey after the kill, and then return to feed later. A motion-sensing camera photographed this cat returning for a meal.