From @stevewinterphoto | @natgeo@stevewinterphoto
Here is a bobcat overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.
An outtake from my cougar story. Before setting up in Griffith Park in LA and getting the Hollywood Cougar - I had cameras above the Golden Gate Bridge on a ridge line in Marin County overlooking San Francisco.
Though there were signs of a cougar - I never got an image of one - so I moved the cameras to LA.
As we branch out of our cities looking for new homes we move into the homes of animals. We do live with wildlife in our everyday lives, including small and larger predators. As with the cougars of the Santa Monica Rec Area - our largest Urban Park north of LA - there has never been a attack by a cougar on humans. We have not been apart of predators “image search” for food for millennium. We are upright walking on 2 legs with forward facing eyes. And we do not taste good! We use shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste, perfumes, we ingest chemicals in our everyday lives - we stink. So lets all live together. We have found ways to do this with local indigenous people in remote areas where they have livestock - which might require predator proof corrals to protect their livestock while keeping intact the local ecosystem.