This area, as well as others, have a fair share of cougars. Generally, these big cats avoid human involvement but so many people have moved into cougar habitats that sightings are becoming more common.
As a child, I heard cougars (they sound like a crying child) but didn't see one until a couple of years ago on a Forest Service Road. What a beautiful sight! I didn't even think of using my camera (the photo is courtesy of Wikipedia) as I watched him stroll away like a kingly lion but it's a scene I'll never forget.
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