We in Prescott, Az live in lion country. As in mountain lions. Last night a lion was killed by a car near Costco. The Costco we shop at – one of my favorite stores BTW.
The linked article says the lions are in town because the deer they prey on are doing well in the area. And the lions follow the deer. I’ve seen deer around, but I have never seen a lion in the wild. I have seen their footprints. Gary has seen lions when he was working on the railroad tracks. The electrician who worked on our home addition had a (likely rabid) lion wander into his campsite, he killed it with a frying pan.
Kind of cool to be living in a place where large predators still roam.