Well, the cat has been around for a while, it didn't come during hunting season. I think it is simply taking advantage of the food left on the shore. I've studied animal behavior patterns in the nearby fauna and have noticed that despite the many trash cans left out at night, the raccoons who share our property with us tend to catch crayfish and birds instead of digging through the garbage. They still do occasionally, but they aren't sick. I mean, why would a lion chase after live prey when they could so easily find it dead and ready for them to eat? At the moment, I am thinking that this cat is a bobcat, not a mountain lion, for several reasons. They have been seen around here, and after seeing the paw prints, they actually look much smaller then what I expected. I spotted some in the sand trap recently, near the half eaten carcass of a coot bird. I am notifying everyone in the neighborhood and possibly calling the HOA to tell them of the threat. For now I am keeping a close eye on my yard, animals, and family.