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Contact: Guy Lasnier
University of California - Santa Cruz

Puma Captured on Camera

Caption: Lion 16M, an approximately six-year-old adult male lion roamed a territory that crossed Highway 17 near Santa Cruz, Calif., for about a year and a half. A fresh wound on his right hip and thigh came from being hit by a car while crossing the highway in November 2010. His collar fell off shortly afterwards (which is why he's uncollared in the image). The photo was taken with a motion-sensing trail camera Dec. 23, 2010.

Credit: UC Santa Cruz Puma Project.

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