Pasadena, CA -- This wild cat looked either injured or hungry. He had wondered onto a popular path in the Arroyo Seco seemingly begging for food. A group of young men with sticks and rocks in hand approached the frightened bob cat while I was taking photos of it. When they saw me taking photos of the cat, as well as them with their weapons, they quickly dropped their weapons, acting as if nothing happened.
This day, my camera was my weapon, and it worked.