Wednesday, 14 March 2018

PHOTOS: At dinnertime, mountain lion lurks in the shadows

Mountain lion (Puma concolor) family group (14209025856) (cropped).jpgThe King of the Forest showed up at our door last week.

On a cold, dark and quiet evening, the biggest mountain lion I’ve ever seen, roughly 200 pounds, staked out our home.

In the Bay Area and Northern California, anybody who lives with their house backed up to greenbelt, near parks or in rural areas, has a chance for a similar encounter in the next few months.

It was 6:45 p.m. Sunday when my wife, about half the size of the lion, was putting the final touches on a garlic chicken stir-fry dinner, with her movements visible through a back window. One of our cats, Calvin, an orange fluff-ball of a puddy cat, was tense and edgy, and peered out a window with bright yellow eyes wide, his stare a laser.


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