|photos by Dan|
Dan was walking with one of our preserve visitors when they saw this Mountain Lion sitting right on one of our trails. He estimates they were 20-30 yards from the cat. The cat ignored them at first, then looked directly at them for a bit before it slowly sauntered down the small hill off the path.
Since there have been no signs of a Mountain Lion living on the Preserve (scat, fresh kill), our manager plans to check around often to make sure he or she was just passing through the area. Of course, he also mentioned that their territory can be up to 150 mile radius, so this one might show up again this winter.
I know! I know! I can't adopt this kitty...