January 12, 2006

The creepiness factor

Even today, in Colorado, it's possible to be stalked by a mountain lion. M. and I have had the experience. It's unsettling but also normal in a sort of evolutionary way: a big cat and a hominid.

But to be preyed upon by birds -- now that seems somehow creepier. Was Alfred Hitchcock tapping genetic memory?

My falconer friends, upon reading this news, have strange, faraway looks in their eyes.

1 comment:

JCHess said...

Hello. I just happened upon your blog and thought I'd offer two cents on mountain lions: I have encountered four of them in the past two years, without concern. If you would like to know how to best address such encounters contact the Colorado Division of Wildlife. They offer short workshops on Mountain Lion encounters, along with Bear Aware programs.