After we finished our AK trip, my wife traveled for another couple of weeks without me and went to AZ, UT, and some other places. She couch surfed with this sort of hippy guy in UT who had a crap load of land, lived in a strawbale type house and had a Yurt about a quarter mile away.
She was staying in the Yurt. Anyways, late at night walking back to the Yurt from his house, now fairly close to the Yurt she could see/sense/hear something moving some 15 feet or so away. Being the adventuress and rather fearless Lass she is, she went into the Yurt, got a flash light and went back out to investigate.
Not far from where she originally seen something, shining the flash light she first saw eyeshine a few feet or so up, and then noticed the ears, and started to realize it was a mountain lion staring back at her, but continuing to shine her light, further down she sees a mini version of the first one, "oh crap, a mother mountain lion and her cub" So she slowly walked backwards back to the Yurt. Part of me wishes i had been there, and another part of me is glad i wasn't...