Close to a human trail but hidden from it, a humongous mountain lion appeared around noon on a Sunday. He was in an area where groups of mule deer pass on a regular basis.
At first, the lion seemed primarily concerned with sniffing the scrapes in the spot, perhaps checking whether other lions had visited the spot recently. Then, he looked pointedly to the left of the frame where the trail is. I wonder if he heard some people passing by. They could not have seen him. As a lion should, he seemed to note their presence but wasn't too interested. I'm sure that he's seen a lot of people in his day.
When he finally turned to exit the frame to the right, you can see that his stomach was very full. He must have been feasting on a deer or elk shortly earlier.
I also noticed that he might have been favoring his left front paw. I am wondering if others notice the same thing.
Check out the video if you have time. It's not common to get such a great view of a mountain lion in broad daylight!