This is only my third run in with a cougar, or at least the four legged kind.
I took this first photo, it was chewing on something, like a dog would with a bone.
The first click, BAM instance eye contact! I started to slowly back away and look for some kind of club and cover. The cat got up and slowly started to work away and down the ridge.
I took the higher road, and tried to follow from what I thought was a safe distance!
Once it got into snow covered ground, it walked across this log, thought that was pretty cool!
It stopped one last time before bolting out of sight. I was just glad it didn’t ever make a move towards me. Can you image an old fat guy on ice and snow dodging a charging mountain. I am guessing this cat was in the 85 to 100 lbs range.
Life is good and I am blessed!
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