I just came within 50ft of a big cat in my creek, went out to lock the girls up and my LSGD went nuts, I saw a possum so we got the bow and came back out, couldn't find him so we started scanning the creek bed and BAM there is a massive mountain lion, staring into my soul. We locked eyes and stared for a few seconds, husband raised his bow and then held it there realized all the bow would do is tick it off. We ran to get the gun but it was long gone... I am absolutely in shock, we are in city limits but have at least 500 acres of untouched greenbelt behind us with the creek running through it. The city gave me the go ahead to shoot it if it comes back, my daughter routinely lets the girls out in the morning, and this cat was within feet of my kids trampoline, we will be on high alert from here on out. I just cannot believe it, never thought I would have an encounter like that. Much less in my backyard in the city at 8pm I guess the girls will be under lock and key for a while.