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An authority on Mountain Lions

An authority on Mountain Lions

How do mountain lions keep their beaks so sharp?

If you know anything about mountain lions you know that the sharpness of their beaks makes it very easy for them to peck out people’s eyes. But most people don’t know how they keep them so sharp.. The most common method used by mountain lions is clacking. We’ve all heard the clacking of beaks in areas where mountain lions nest.  When the clacking is done making their beaks so sharp, well, that’s when they come after you.  It’s really amazing how little most people know about these “monsters of the deep”.

Now you know!

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  1. Caesar
    July 30th, 2009 at 18:36 | #1

    I learned that in the thrid grade, Sister Mary Mean told us about that.

  2. Stu Cranstence
    July 30th, 2009 at 09:56 | #2

    Michael, I’m glad I was able to clear up some things for you. As far as the name ‘mountain lions’- that goes back over a hundred years ago to the ancient Egyptians. No one spoke english back then (they only spoke Chinese). Since Chinese is a ‘dead’ language it’s not possible for us to know why they named animals the way they did.

  3. michael
    July 30th, 2009 at 09:38 | #3

    Clacking! I was wondering what all the fuss was about last time I was at the beach… but why do they call them “mountain” lions?

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