Shyla may be a fast and graceful runner...
But no animal around here can come close to the sprint speed of a mountain lion. One came through our area last night, feeding on a deer who he'd killed a couple of days ago.
He appeared at dusk.
And approached the camera warily.
For some reason, he looks young to me.
Then, he stood up tall and peered at the camera.
I believe that the bees on the carcass were what caused Shyla's allergic reaction. She was in that area when she was bitten although I didn't see the bees all over the carcass until yesterday. She's been smart enough to stay away from the bees since then. They are the oddest looking bees I've ever seen. If I managed to get a good photo of one, I may share it to see if any of you know about what kind of bee it is.
Despite the might of a mountain lion, I love having them in our forest!