If it sounds like a news headline, it’s because it was news! Today!
We heard the helicopters start circling about 9 AM. Around 10 AM we left to go get some keys recut and the old Russian dudes that repair shoes near our place had the news on. They told us that the four (4) helicopters that we saw were monitoring a mountain lion sighting not 0.10 miles from our apartment!
We crossed the street, keeping a close eye to the West below where the “ghetto-birds” were circling, and entered S’work Coffee for some sweet nectar. They were unaware of the situation and we did our neighbourly duty by informing the barista of the danger. He didn’t take us too seriously.
We sat near the door for a while watching the copters circle. Finally, we decided to chance the walk home. Hours later, they called off the search, noting that it might have been a bobcat, not a mountain lion.
Life is exciting in the foothills!