Thanks to the insistance of some concerned neighbors, we aren't putting out any food for "Catzilla", the mountain lion who still comes around our place. "Catzilla" is a wild animal; we shouldn't be feeding it, or it will never leave. Just leave the creature be and let nature do its work.
Still, on the other hand, it's hard having to stay indoors come dusk; that's when "Catzilla" appears, looking for something (or someone) to eat. We see him and all we can do is pray that he doesn't get in and get "Frisky", our dog ... or any of the littler children ...
I hate to think of calling the wildlife officials to report the sighting, but if our lives (or our children's or pet's lives) are in danger, then we have no other choice. I'm scared he might get shot or even killed; so far, we haven't heard of any attacks or any pets disappearing.
I will call them in the morning, to tell them about "Catzilla". This is looking to be more and more like our only option.
The kids have enjoyed watching the animal from our large picture window, as we have, but the dog still goes nuts when he sees the now-familiar brown-tan creature with the big, greenish-brown eyes. I'm scared that "Catzilla" will try to get into the house if he hears "Frisky" raising yet another ruckus!
If anything were to happen to "Frisky" (or any of the kids), I don't think I would ever forgive myself!
In the meantime though, it is six o'clock here in Utah, and it's not for another two hours before the sun goes down. Might as well take advanatage of the mountain lion-free moment and enjoy the baseball game that's going on in our backyard!
I just hope this situation ends soon; I don't like the thought of being held hostage by a prowling mountain lion who only wants to eat! We have too much to do!