These photos were taken by Rod Jackson on November 2.
It was a little past 12:30 AM when the cat walked past the camera on a farm in Sonoma County.
Rod directs the Snow Leopard Conservancy, and is an old hand at camera trapping.
He has relied on remote camera technology to census snow leopards in the mountain wilds of Asia for three decades.
He also tests new camera traps near the conservancy's headquarters in Sonoma County.
This particular one was a Sony s600 with a YetiCam controller.
There is a hint of spots on the coat in the upper photo.
According to Logan and Sweanor, the dappled coat usually disappears by the time the cats reach 2 years of age, but faint markings may persist on the legs until 30 months.
Many thanks for sharing these images, Rod.
Logan, K.A. and L.L. Sweanor. 2001. Desert Puma, evolutionary ecology and conservation of an enduring carnivore. Island Press, Washington, D.C.