Monday, july 17 at 9:30 am I encountered an animal walking along side our parking lot on the edge of the Greenway as I was heading into work. I came around from behind the cars and up through the space between two of them, facing me, less than 50 feet away. About the size of a large dog, beauful smooth golden to buff colored fur and chiseled face with the distinctive nose and eyes of the classic Mountain Lion face, but after we spent some time curiously checking each other out, I decided I was carrying my laptop and a workout bag and my lunch box and my purse, my cell phone (camera) was burried in one of my bags, so I decided I probly aught to just badge in finally and let the cat go about its business. It was spectacular! Now I am temporarily obsessed with finding out more about them. It was so beautiful. Neither of us was afraid of the other, simply respectful and curious. Truly a once in a lifetime moment! Thank goodness for the Greenway!
On March 22, 2013 at 4pm I saw a large “cat” in my yard. My first thought was a bobcat, but after describing the cat to my daughter, she said it was a mountain lion. The cat was big, sandy in color and had a long tail. We looked up images on the web and sure enough what I saw was a mountain lion.
The mountain lion was staring down a few deer in my yard. The deer were about 75 feet from my window so I got a good look. One of the larger male deer was standing his ground. He kept stomping his hooves. After a little the mountain lion gave up on his prey and turned around up into the wooded area. I’m now on look out to get better pictures.
I thought recording this sighting would help because there was one about 15 mintues away on March 16, 2013. I live in the Stadley Rough Area. Submitted by : Pat Iapaluccio
I was washing the dishes, according to my wife a rare event, but the real rarity was when I looked out the window. We are near West Lake and are surrounded by watershed, I saw a large cat in the back yard eating some type of small animal. I looked through the binoculars and saw distinctive black and white tipped ears, brownish reddish fur with a darker stripe along the back. I identified it as Lynx. We also have fisher cat sightings in the front yard.