She then grabbed an old cat carrier and marched dutifully out into the freezing weather, taking note of a bit of blood and patches of fur on the ground -- not realizing that it was likely a fresh kill belonging to the wild predator she was about to attempt to capture. Undeterred, she pressed on.
It was only after arriving close to the animal, who had likely been puzzling over this human's audacity to approach it despite the claws and teeth, did Hill discover that it was no needy pet.
"Well once it got up, it went so fast," she says. "It was scary."
Fortunately, Hill survived the incident unscathed, hurrying back inside to snap a few photos of the cat that turned out not to be a housecat.