Cats end up in trees for all kinds of reasons. Despite the stereotype, the fire department doesn't rescue cats from trees. They can get down by themselves, when they feel like it.When a friend woke up Curt Fonger to tell him one of his workers had seen a mountain lion chasing a bobcat, he drove out to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona to see if he could photograph them. The friend told him, "It ran across the road in front of his car and climbed up a large saguaro cactus at the roadside, with the lion hot on its tail. The lion didn't pursue the bobcat up the cactus but circled the base. It looked up at the bobcat, growled several times, then turned around and trotted back up from where it had come."
I spotted this place in western Colorado.
And here I am in Arizona after a recent session of their legislature.