Audubon California Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County today posted video footage of a large uncollared mountain lion as it strolled during the night, on May 25, on the popular Ranch Loop Trail.
"We're waiting to hear from the researchers if this is a male with a kink in his tail who's been leaving tracks and scat near the HQ buildings," Starr Ranch stated, along with the footage, on its Facebook page. "Can you see a kink in his tail, near the tip?"
There does, indeed, appear to be a kink in the tail.
The big cat was photographed by a motion-triggered camera at 10:20 p.m.
Starr Ranch is a 4,000-acre preserve owned and operated by the National Audubon Society and located in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, in southeastern Orange County.