Friday, August 14, 2009
Mark down tonight as one of those special, exceedingly rare points in time that I was in the right place at the right time to see a mountain lion. While riding my bike up cardiac bypass behind Matt, I was surprised by his sudden stop and exclamation of "Did you see that?" Indeed I had seen a bobcat sized creature running away from us and said so, but as Matt was up front and had a better look, he informed me that it had a long fat tail. No bobcats tonight. We wisely backed off a bit instead of actually chasing after it and had a few minutes of joking about which of us would be left behind as cougar food, but finished the climb and ride home without any more excitement.