The split has since healed (this past week). It was really tough to keep the intersection of those skin pieces together. It had to get stapled over the stitches after about a week. The original tear was a triangle with two 10 inch sides opening to a 5 inch base on the bottom. That entire piece was cut off so they really had to stretch the skin to get it together.Probably not a great sight to see it split there? Could restaple? My lord hounds are freaking incredible and insanely tough.
Neat experience for sure. Tough to know. The biggest could have been mom with the second biggest a larger subadult. It could have been a tom, perhaps if she was just about to kick the subadults away.Have a lion question for you. Years ago I was elk hunting in Montana. I walked up over the top of a bare hilltop. On the other side was a small clump of lodgepole about 60 yards in front of me. All of a sudden all hell broke loose. 4 lions busted out of that little timber patch. 2 adults and 2 half grown young. One adult looked like a normal tan colored female. The other one was gray colored and looked like it had been taking steroids. A lot bigger and alot more muscular, I mean it was huge. To me it looked like a mature tom. Question is I thought an adult female won't allow an adult male near her little ones? After they left I went down to look at their tracks and jumped a cow and calf elk out of that same little patch of trees. Also found another kitten track from one that had ran out another direction. So there was 5 lions together, 2 adults and 3 young of the year, probably surrounding that cow and calf. I just happened to screw up their dinner plan. Have you ever seen or heard of that many together? This was in November in Hellgate gulch in the Big Belt mountains. An uncle and cousin were walking with me and we all couldn't believe what we just saw. Your thoughts?