Three mountain lions were caught on camera strolling through the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in August.
The camera spotted the mother and her two yearlings in a wash near Rattlesnake Trail, which is roughly a quarter of a mile from the road that trams travel every hour from the entrance to the canyon.
Arizona Game and Fish officials have received previous reports of mountain lions in the area and have experienced more reports in recent months for mountain lions in residential areas.
Spokesman Mark Hart said that capturing lions on video so close to the more heavily-traveled tram road is rare.
David Esham's been driving @SabinoCanyonAZ trams for 3 years. Says he saw a mountain lion once but not from the driver seat #wildlife #az pic.twitter.com/dRhnL2KWnU— Craig Reck (@CraigReckNews) September 12, 2017
David Esham's been driving @SabinoCanyonAZ trams for 3 years. Says he saw a mountain lion once but not from the driver seat #wildlife #az pic.twitter.com/dRhnL2KWnU
Reporter Craig Reck is talking to hikers and tram drivers about their experiences in Sabino Canyon and any close calls with wildlife. Follow him on Twitter for updates @CraigReckNews.
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