From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
Pam Beach has seen grizzly bears, black bears and wolverines, but one large predator had always eluded her.
“I had never seen a mountain lion,” Beach said Friday. “And I never expected to see one on Marcy Street.”
She was one of many to spot a mountain lion walking around downtown Santa Fe Thursday night and Friday morning.
A receptionist at the Santa Fe New Mexican, Beach said the lion walked in front of The New Mexican shortly after 8 a.m., then bolted across Marcy Street and disappeared.
“Poor little guy. He was scared,” she said, describing the animal as small — perhaps 100 pounds — and probably young. “I hope he finds his way home.”
As far as wildlife officials could tell, the lion might have done just that.