I've followed their tracks in the snow here a no. of times over the yrs. but they never let me get close enough to see them . That was a good sighting for you Eddie .
I've had them follow me! Hiked several miles up a narrow canyon some years ago on about 1" of fresh snow. Coming back down, there were HUGE cat tracks in the snow right alongside my footprints, for nearly a mile. Probably it was just curious, but it sure made me nervous!
Then, not so many years ago I rode my Yamaha down a long-unused road in the high country of Utah. On the way back I noticed these...and from the tracks, it had been loping along behind me:
In another canyon, along a small stream I came across the remains of a lion kill - this time a horse. Probably an old and feeble mustang, so the lion was able to bring it down.
In the soft ground nearby were tracks as wide as my boot: