Stopped in our tracks
When hiking or running the trails around and above Sabino Canyon, one thing that always makes me catch my breath is coming upon deer in the desert. When they're simply grazing, I stop to admire; almost invariably, eyes will lock for a few slow seconds before the deer return to munching among the cacti...But when they suddenly leap across my path, I immediately wonder, 'what are they running away from? A cougar?' The Santa Catalinas are mountain lion country...that thought gets some adrenaline going...
By Joseph Cyr, AFAR Local Expert
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