The Perry family of Grand Forks shot this amazing picture with their “game cam” of a cougar in hot pursuit of a group of deer bolting from the area in late February. — Image Credit: Sarah Perry

Wild chase caught on camera

For months a Grand Fork’s couple had been checking their game camera hoping for a good shot.

  • Apr. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m.

For months Sarah Perry and her husband Mark had been checking their game camera hoping for a good shot.

The camera turned up nothing of interest for the longest time — until they recently checked again and found that a cougar had been chasing down six deer, right in their yard.

The couple, who live in Grand Forks, installed the camera on their property about a year and a half ago. They knew they’d had cougar on the property in the past, so thought getting a game camera might be a fun way to catch a bit of the action. Sarah Perry said no cougars had appeared on the camera in the time they’d had it — just deer, cats, bears, and on occasion, mountain sheep — until this photo.

“I always saw pictures of deer and hoped the next frame would be a cougar, and it never was,” she said. Finally, they checked the camera’s memory card again and found this spectacular shot of a cougar in hot pursuit of dinner in late February.

The camera is triggered by motion and stays outside year-round, making it handy for capturing shots of wildlife. Perry said she’s trying (unsuccessfully) to convince herself the deer got away, but knows it’s “all a part of the circle of life.”

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