While touring Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon, John Gendron and a friend stumbled onto the ultimate Animal Planet moment: a mountain lion caught in an avalanche it had triggered. Gendron snapped the avy photo before ducking into some trees for protection. "It stalked us for 45 minutes before the avalanche, says Gendron. "But it escaped the slide; we saw its tracks on the other side of the ridge.
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