This guy swooped in about six feet from our faces and hung out on some power lines looking regal and posing for photos for a while.
Discovery Park used to be a naval base, but now it's a beautiful, at times over-grown, park full of trails and clusters of old military buildings. It's very easy to forget you're still in Seattle city limits while you're here. A couple of years ago, they had to shut the park off to visitors for a little while because there was a cougar lose in the park (cue the jokes about hiding your teenage sons). This was a problem because, even though Discovery Park isn't smack in the middle of downtown or anything, it is right next to a populated residential area. Seattle is unique that way. You can be in the middle of a forest and still, technically, be in the city.