"When I came around a bend, my dog was slowly approaching the lion, who was sideways in the middle of the trail. My dog was about 10 feet away from it; I was back about 100 feet. As soon as I realized what I was looking at, and saw my dog's life flash before my eyes, the cat hissed, just like a tabby. My dog stopped moving, and then I called him back to me in what I am sure was a very loud voice.
"Luckily, he walked rather than ran back to me. The cougar then slowly sauntered off the trail. I remembered I had a camera and decided I could risk taking one picture. Thank goodness for auto exposure/focus."
Thank goodness. Thanks, Rob. And most thankful of all must be Murray, who should stick to herding kittens. – Alan Prendergast