Collecting mountain lion prints

Video: How to collect mountain lion footprints!

mountain_lion_videoWe are working with Jonah Evans, a wildlife diversity biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, to monitor mountain lion in the 17 million acre Trans Pecos region. As a first step, we need to define the algorithm for the mountain lion footprint. This entails collecting sets of prints (trails) from animals of known ID. Here’s a short video showing Jonah collecting tracks from these animals using a clever in-and-out system. The tracks are then photographed, uploaded to WildTrack, and then processed.