Hidden Arizona mountain pool attracts various wildlife throughout the summer

Hidden Arizona mountain pool

One Arizona man discovered a hidden mountain pool while hiking in the desert during the summer drought. He set up a trail camera to see what kind of wildlife he could capture.

Hidden Arizona mountain pool

The results of his experiment did not disappoint. When he looked at the footage taken during a week at the end of June, he found that mammals and birds of all kinds visit this watering hole.

At night, skunks, ring-tailed cats, and gray foxes meander around the pool curiously inspecting the camera. Every once in a while, a bear or a mountain lion will also make a nighttime visit.

Hidden Arizona mountain pool

Deer frequent the pool during the day to drink the water but remain wary of the larger predators that may be around. Mountain lions also come to lap up the cool water during a blistering hot day.

A mama bear and her cub tumble into the water to bathe and cool off. This pond provides a respite from the drought that plagues the Arizona desert in late June.

Hidden Arizona mountain pool

The many birds late come to the pool also enjoy the refreshment of a cool drink of water. Blue grosbeaks, turkey vultures, and Mexican jays can all be seen here.

It’s amazing to watch the footage of wildlife discovering a haven of water in the midst of a drought. Even these creatures can enjoy the little things in life outside of their daily routine.

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