APACHE JUNCTION, Arizona — A legendary mountain beast has made its biannual appearance in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona and its a sight to behold. Known as “The Cougar’s Shadow”, Apache Junction’s unofficial mascot comes out of its lair twice a year during the spring and fall equinoxes.

CBS5 spoke with a local photographer who has been coming to the take pictures of the elusive cat for years:

“The way that the sun plays on the rocks in that canyon creates the image of a cougar chasing its prey down into the bottom on the canyon. This is my seventh year going out there, my wife thinks I’m crazy.” -Jack Olson

If you’re in the area and want to go check out The Shadow Cougar, you should post up at the intersection near Goldfeld Road and Superstition Boulevard around 30 minutes before sunset. While the spectacle peaks during the equinox, locals say you can still catch glimpses of it throughout the end of March, otherwise you’ll have to wait till September.

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