Friday 30 September 2016

The Lion King - Clever cougar scales pole to enjoy panoramic view of neighbourhood

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 02/10/2015 | 13:09

The cougar sits aloft the electricity pole
Credit: Facebook : High desert wildlife
The cougar sits aloft the electricity pole Credit: Facebook : High desert wildlife
Facebook - Credit High desert wildlife

What a majestic sight.

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Everybody indulges in a spot of people watching from time to time but this Mountain Lion took it a step further by scaling an electricity pole to get the best possible view.

The clever feline, more commonly known as a cougar, was pictured balancing atop the incredibly narrow wooden structure in Lucerne Valley California.

The post was shared online by animal appreciation group 'High desert wildlife' and has been viewed hundreds of times and made headlines around the world.

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Locals said that the animal climbed the pole as a result of being startled by a school bus packed with children.

But long after the bus had left the vicinity the clever cougar remained in his lofty position, clearly enjoying the view.

He finally vacated his perch 13 hours later.

Another cougar was spotted in a nearby town however it is unclear whether the animals are one and the same.

Animal control officers warned residents to stay vigilant, emphasising that the animals have been known to wander into suburban gardens in search of food.

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