Mountain lions deserve great respect
Respect a mountain lion. His physical ability is like a star athlete compared to your little kitty. Years ago my husband and I were looking at a housing development out of Kingman, Ariz., which had a gated community swimming pool. A tawny golden mountain lion passed me on the same sidewalk leaving his watering hole. It was surreal as the mountain lion walked out from the building to go to his open desert launch pad while my husband was quietly getting into the car. I had more time to view the mountain lion as I walked around to the passenger side of the car. The cat bounded into the sunset, making great strides with each leap. I had no idea a cat could cover ground like that. He gained momentum and acceleration with every leap. It was a powerful sight to see. If he had wanted to, he could have had both of us. Instead he respected the fact we were there and he was there and he was leaving. His thirst had been quenched, so now we could get a drink of water. Mountain lions come first.
Anna Bennett, Delhi