I'm not sure what the first one is. It looks kinda like a reddish coyote, or a grayish fox. What do people think? Is there an easy way to tell them apart in a slightly fuzzy photo? I know we have both here.
The next two photos are of deer. First is a deer sneaking around in the middle of the night. The next is a young buck moving at dusk.
coyote. legs are long and body is dog-like proportion to body. not shorty legs and longer body plus long tail like a fox would be. also fox faces are quite short and pointy seeming, not long snouts like a dog or coyote.
Gary, according to MT F&W: "Adult mountain lions vary in weight from 85-120 pounds for females to 120-180 pounds for males, and may reach seven to eight feet in length from their nose to the tip of their tail. Mountain lions typically are two to three feet high at the shoulder." So, pretty powerful little kitties. Luckily they are not fond of hanging around humans.