This is a report from a local resident. Obviously there is no way to verify this, but I'm passing it along just in case: "Mountain lion close encounter on the path down to Shell Beach on July 8. It was on the first part of the trail before the first turn to the left. Sure it was not a bobcat. Observed to be as big as a lab with a very long tail. Kind of out of nowhere. Jumped across the path ten feet away."