|Koi pond, morning May 14, 2013 8:30 am|
But a mountain lion was seen here early this morning, and they have closed the trails. Including the one I walked to school yesterday morning.
I have heard that the half-grown ones disperse looking for new territories, and at night, following greenbelts and wooded areas and watercourses, all of which are here, they can get a long way into populated areas before dawn. Surprising everyone.
I can just imagine a mountain lion sitting on that big rock. . .
Update May 20, 2013:
The paper said it was a large mountain lion.
The bus driver said he hadn't seen the usual several groups of early-morning deer for 2 weeks.
But I heard that someone on campus early that morning had seen a larger herd of deer running down the hill very fast — much faster than usual. "As fast as they could go."
I'd love to see a mountain lion in the wild, but not quite that close.
Labels: 2013, animals, campus, cats, living here, spring