Imagine standing on the shores of Malibu 24 million years ago. The dinosaurs are long gone, but the Santa Monica Mountains are yet to be born. Broad plains extend from the middle of California to the coast. Much of the land that makes up the Los Angeles area is underwater.
Interesting fact:- we never even knew we lived among mountain lions here in Los Angeles until 1995!
That's how excellent they are in staying away from us . Usually. If their habitat is not interfered with. ...By us humans!