Elk NetworkMountain Lion Stalks, Takes Down Deer

General | September 10, 2018

It never saw it coming.

A trail camera in California captured video of a mountain lion that ambushed a deer at a watering tank.

“I was surprised by how fast it struck,” Randy Spade, told Field & Stream. “It was in the blink of an eye.”

Spade has 30 cameras spread across 2,200 acres of ranchland. He checks each of them weekly and has done so for years but over all that time, this is the first time he ever saw a mountain lion.