Idaho hunter's decoy deer baffles hungry mountain lion

By Ben Hooper
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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- An Idaho hunter captured video of a befuddled mountain lion stalking a decoy deer until discovering that its intended prey is a fake.

The video shows the hunter, perched above ground, filming the mountain lion as it stalks the decoy deer he was attempting to use to draw some real deer out into the open.


The cougar quietly sneaks up on the faux deer and prepares to pounce, but stops short when it realizes the deer is not all that it seems to be.

The befuddled mountain lion then sniffs at the plastic deer in confusion, but ultimately decides it doesn't appear too tasty.

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