This photo, forwarded by lawyer and trails advocate Paul Ayers, was apparently taken Wednesday by a Jet Propulsion Lab employee from the bridge that goes from the JPL parking lot in the Upper Arroyo Seco to the Lab itself.
In other words, the part of the Arroyo where the mountain lion is strolling is well within the city of Pasadena, and quite close to hiking and biking trails that hundreds of people use each day. Cause for widespread panic? Nah. The very reason I’m posting it is because it’s so rare to see one of the big cats so close to town. But, no, you wouldn’t want to meet up with it while taking a leisurely stroll to Gould Mesa with the family.