This happened up in the Chisos Basin. The family was walking the fairly short distance from the restaurant to the motel. Paved parking areas, wide drive, sidewalks.
"Rivers Hobbs was attacked late Sunday by the animal as his family returned to their room from the park's main lodge, MyFoxAustin.com reports.
“It sneaked up on me,” Hobbs told the station."
17 miles from my house. I can look up through the notch of the "Window" and see the Lodge area.
The drouth has been a problem for all critters. Other reports say the lion was young and in poor condition. Believable. I've had 1/4" of rain at my house since August, 2010, and none since August of last year.