Mountain lion strolls past trail camera in Sabino Canyon

Mountain lion strolls past trail camera in Sabino Canyon
(Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A trail camera captured video of a mountain lion moving through Lower Bear Canyon in Sabino Canyon earlier this month.

The clip was recorded around 6 a.m. on Feb.8, and then provided to Arizona Game and Fish Department by a private citizen.

AZGFD spokesman Mark Hart shares these sorts of videos every chance he gets. He said Monday afternoon that the trail cameras provide people with a reminder that mountain lions do move through the popular recreation area of Sabino Canyon.

Various government agencies, conservation groups, individual hunters and nature photographers have cameras set up all over southern Arizona. Hart said submissions from these groups essentially extends the reach of AZGFD and its effort to monitor wildlife.

The lion seen on camera appeared to display typical behavior, according to Hart.

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