I once had to stop for like 30 minutes in my car while a huge heard of elk passed the road right in front of me while they went through a valley in
Wyoming. Amazing site to see and I still remember it vividly 15 years later.
Worked a job in a remote valley and I kept finding a female cougar and her 2 cubs tracks on the hills above my work area.
I would check the hills in the morning and find zero fresh tracks.
Then work all day crouched down in the valley doing shit.
Then check the hills above(wet soil) and find that the cats had been checking me out during the day.
Never saw them once and I worked that job for 16 months straight...I started packing a pistola tho.
Pretty sure the cougar urinated on my high pressure water pump once...sticky and stinky substance all over my pump.
I have seen 3 total and two were lucky sightings crossing a road, other one was staring at me and my folks from a rock outcropping.
It didn't care for stealth and I think it wanted to eat the neighbors dogs.