At about 8 PM during one night of the deluge, a mountain lion walked past my trail camera.
When I was checking the trail camera, I didn't know that this had happened so I didn't investigate the scene to see if there were any clues about what happened next. It's rained at least 6" since I was there so the clues might be washed away by now. One guess is that this pair is the mother-kitten pair who we've seen a few times this summer. Perhaps the kitten was "playing" with his mom by surprising her with a pounce. An alternative explanation is that these are two adults who are having a territorial dispute. Adults will fight if they cross paths.
In the meantime, it rained very hard today, leaving me glum. The roads between here and town are still closed and will likely remain impassable for at least a month. There is a hugely circuitous route for getting to town that would be 120 miles round trip. On the good news side of the ledger, I think that Shyla's ear looks a little better.
I hope that this scene outside my window stops soon!