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michelle127
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« on: October 13, 2013, 11:47:10 PM »

We will be mounting a mtn lion lifesize standing over a kill. We are going to mount a deer shoulder and make it look dead and buried. Anyone have any picture of a lion kill site that they would share. thanks
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 12:06:27 AM »

Sorry Michele, but it's going to look phony.  Large carnivores don't really inter the animals they kill.  They "bury" them by covering them with debris.  A lion or grizzly kill will be a partially consumed animal covered with twigs and sticks or grass.  A shoulder mount is just going to look hoaky.  Big cats start at by opening the ribcage and eating the heart and liver.  Then the intestines are consumem.  These animals actually get the vegetable matter they need by eating the partially digested food in the bowels of their prey.  THEN they will start on the hams and eventually the shoulders and neck if other predators or scavengers leave it.  I don't think I've heard of or seen a kill site with just a head and neck.  The usual thing I've seen is a huge circle of hair being torn off and spit out around the kill.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 07:54:48 AM »

I have pics of a kill site when I killed my tom. He killed a mulie a few days earlier and was coming back through to check on it. Send me an email and I will send you the pics.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 03:27:40 PM »

Sent my email. Thanks Non-TypicalArtist
Thanks again
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 03:34:09 PM »

I live in Montana George, I have seen a few lion kill sites, I even took a deer that was killed on one of our church elders driveway and covered,  I took it away so they did not come out and surprise the lion. After it killed that deer, the only thing it ate at the time was the doe's fetus, then covered it up. I plan on getting a rib cage and some legs and making it as realistic as possible. I have seen a few kill sites by bears and lions but never had a camera and never thought we would be doing a lion on a kill, but we are. I helped a friend with a bear on a deer and mounted the deer's head and took the spine with the ribs and made a pretty good looking mount.  I never had a camera when I have been out hunting or hiking or just checking the property when I have found lion kill sites, that's the way it goes, never think you may need a picture at the time you have the opportunity. we will prevail and make this mount look real or die trying. LOL
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 12:00:43 AM »

This isn't mine but I had seen it earlier and looked for it again once I saw your post, luckily I found it. 15th or 16th post on the page.

http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,2141.360.html
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 12:28:40 AM »

John, I love that picture with the little tyke on the kill.
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 06:39:17 AM »

I have hundreds of pictures of lions on their kills along with hours of videos. Don't listen to what some have posted above, they only like to hear themselves talk but have no idea what their talking about. One of our study lions would make a kill every day, only eat the liver, then leave the rest. Unlike what a lot of folks think, lions will stay at the kill site and chase off other predators and birds. They will lay on or right next to the kill. If the kill is exposed, they will lay close by in the closest cover. They will leave the site for water each day and even kill again if given an oportunity. We've had several cases of lions with multiple kills at one time. Most lions will first start with a hind quarter, some will eat the liver, heart and kidneys, others don't touch them. Send me a PM with an email address and I'll send you some pics and video links.
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 07:58:36 AM »

AMR isn't this your second gum bumping about what others say? And, pray tell, exactly what it was you said that hadn't been said?  Shoe us a picture if the dozens you supposed have where all that's left will closely resemble a "shoulder mount".  Put up, shut up, and apologize as I will just as soon as you show me only the shoulder, neck, and head intact remaining.
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 08:25:42 AM »

here is one for you.


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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2013, 03:39:04 PM »

Thanks everyone for the great pictures and info. We really appreciate it. I will post a picture of the bear on a kill as soon as I can. it will look like that or similar to some pics that some of you posted of lion on deer kill mounts. Thanks again. Greatly appreciated
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 03:41:07 PM »

here is one for you.

Thanks a bunch. Our mount will be similar to yours. Thanks
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2013, 10:39:56 AM »

Here are a few more photos of kill sites that I've taken.  I've never seen a lion eat any part of the head. The head along with the bones, legs and feet are left to other scavengers.  If the kill site is still covered, then that means you probably bumped the lion off of it when you walked up.  I've actually had to throw rocks and snowballs at lions to get them to leave their kill sites.  They typically will lay flat on the ground hoping you just walk by.  Hopefully these photos along with the others that I sent to your email, along with the videos I  sent, will help you with your project.  Not everyone has the vision, knowledge or ability to take on an excellent project like this.  Good luck, hope to see your finished photos. 


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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 03:58:36 AM »

Maybe a call to your State DNR or local Game Warden might get you some photos.
Just a thought.

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