As we slowly approached the tree, I finally caught a glimpse of the lion and was amazed to witness him standing above the dogs that were at the bottom of the tree. Jed told me he was a giant lion and definitely the biggest he had seen in ten years of chasing cats. The size of this lion was impressive and his steely blue eyes were mesmerizing and almost hypnotic harboring unknown intentions. As we were videoing and taking photos of the lion only ten yards above us, he decided to climb the giant pine nearly to the top. Seeing the raw power of that big cat climbing the tree, burying his claws into it, with muscles rippling under his skin, made me feel very small.