The following video and text was posted on Youtube, by Larry McCafferty.
A visit from a cool cat!
I have no doubt that I was being considered as an early evening snack! As soon as I went out the door he was sitting there looking at me… and I had time to go back in and grab the camera! I got a little bit of footage handheld but I can’t hold it still enough… so I went back in and got the tripod.
I have trimmed down our visit as he was here for about 45 minutes… and it is really hard with a cat like this to say… no …that part isn’t worth keeping!
The most frustrating part is that at the end… the memory card filled up! When it came around the tree it took a couple of steps in my direction and then turned and put the front paws up on the cherry tree and had a look around up there… then came down and took another step or two in my direction… at which point I stepped back into my door!!!
After that he/she just casually exited the yard just as quietly as he/she had arrived!
This was my second encounter with a cougar.. ever… and the first with a camera…
So long as I know they are there… it’s cool!
I wouldn’t want those eyes on me like that without being aware of it!!!
Unfortunately with this attitude towards humans… I am afraid that this cougar may not see another summer here on Sheringham Point Road… but you never know!
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