I saw a large mountain lion run in front of my car as I was tooling down Pacific Island Drive at 5am. But that was around 1990. Surprised these sightings are still so common in developed areas of OC.
“Just as Michael closed the gate to come around to the front door I saw a large cat face appear,” Deming recalled. “It was a mountain lion in our backyard watching Michael. I was very concerned because I didn’t expect to see it in a residential neighborhood.”
Deming described watching the big cat up close as frightening and chilling. “It was a crazy, heart stopping experience,” she said.