The Dawn of the World, by C. Hart Merriam, , at sacred-texts.com
The Northern Mewuk say:
He-le'-jah the Cougar is a hunter. He hunts O-woo'-yah the Deer. He crawls toward it like a cat, without making any noise; and when near enough makes a big leap and catches it, or knocks it down with his long tail. When he has killed the
[paragraph continues] Deer he throws his long tail around it, and packs it off on his back.