At one point in the afternoon I heard something moving through the woods just in the treeline along the edge of a clearing we had our motor home parked. I followed the sound to where I then next saw something very black move along through towards a larger opening in the treeline.
Doug grabbed his small camera and snapped an image the instant he saw movement in that larger opening of the trees.
Within a minute, Duke started barking at the animal in the woods. That is when it "hissed" back. It sounded like a larger version of a very angry house cat. That verified to us that it was indeed a cat. It is not the first time Doug has seen one in the area. Years ago he spotted one in a field just outside of Houston, on the way towards Topley.
The forest is so dry. Even with the rain we received. Underneath the canopy of the trees, there are lots of broken and very dry branches and sticks. I could hear the cat's every movement. Every single step of its paws. There was just no getting away with being silent.
Note: A male grizzly hangs around the lake. We named him Goose. His hind feet measure 9 inches long.
September 7, 2015, Doug and I went back to the lake for a quick look. We seen that something had been laying in front of the roof shelter.
Source: Barb Campbell