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Painting: Mountain Lion, Kalespel Montana Wildlife cougar puma panther paintings by Shirley Reade

Mountain Lion ©

18" x 24 " Acrylic $1500

Mountain Lion in Kalespel, Montana

It was not until the mountain men made their way west, trapping and hunting for the pelt trade, that the cougar received a more worthy name from the white man--the mountain lion. Lithe and agile, the cougar unfailingly moves with grace. Their energy is limited by lung capacity to brief, forty-mile-an-hour sprints, so the lion must get to within striking range without startling the prey. A mountain lion can weigh from 180 to 200 pounds.

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Wildlife paintings by Shirley Reade