Tagged: mountain lion

… I’m embarrassed to say that the mountain lion was literally right under our noses for about a week before we noticed. We have a south-facing deck that is about 12 feet off the ground that overlooks Cow Creek in Whitmore. I’d been on that deck daily, leaning up against the railing, enjoying the view with my morning coffee or a nice pinot …

“Whoa,” I shouted. “Hey, that was the real thing.” I don’t know who I was talking to. Nobody else was around while I trotted down the Upper Water Ditch Trail, about three miles below...

Here Kitty, Kitty — Now With Blurry Photo!

For the first time in my life, I’ve seen a mountain lion in the wild.

OK, “in the wild” is stretching it a little. The big cat was in somebody’s pasture, perhaps 100 feet from the road, and we humans were safely within the confines of my Ford Lemonstar minivan. But still, it gave me goosebumps.