Mountain Lion Encounter !

I was heading home on a back country road and this beauty came out not too far in front of me. When it saw me it froze and then ran to the brush. I stopped to look for it and there it was just watching me with tha...t unmistakable stare. I was close to my car and was well aware of the danger. I was losing the light fast so conditions were not the best. But I was so thrilled to actually see a Mountain Lion looking back at me. It just sat down and allowed me to take a few shots. Maybe it was sizing me up. I was actually shaking from excitement and well maybe from a little nerves too.
If I had been passed that area just a few moments too soon or later, I would have missed seeing it at all. It felt like a gift.
It is something I will never forget.