Mountain Lion Crossing at Big Rock

The mountain lion

Malibu resident Chris Wan snapped this photo of a mountain lion in local Ted Vaill’s backyard on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The lion spotting happened at Inland Lane in Big Rock around 7 a.m. 

According to Vaill, the mountain lion—which was collared—“walked across the yard and went to the short trail up the hill, on the right side of the property, and presumably jumped the fence … onto the vacant lot on Piedra Chica.”