ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - A wildlife photographer came face to face with a mountain lion recently in Trabuco Canyon.
Mark Girardeau told FOX 11 he has about 30 motion-activated cameras in the area and was there checking on them when he encountered the mountain lion relaxing.
"It was kind of a stalemate because I didn't want to turn away and was hoping she would first, but she didn't," he said.
Girardeau said the mountain lion was just lounging there, staring at him.
"I filmed it as she ended up walking right by me," he said. "After that, I ended up having a second encounter with her, when I saw her from my car."
Girardeau is heard calling the mountain lion in the video Uno, but wildlife officials have not confirmed if this was in fact Uno.