whoa, so close to your house. definitely a once in a lifetime experience, these incredible cats. i think i have seen one once, running in front of my car late at night, but just at the edge of headlight range so even then didn’t get a clear look. didn’t look like anything else i’ve ever seen though, so i believe it was a cougar.
Crazy and creepy but cool! We just had a cougar kill two sheep. The sheep weren’t at home, but I know we have cougars here, too. It brings up some mixed emotions about living with nature vs. doing what we want to do.
Was yours a male or female? I guess if I were a cougar expert, I could tell the difference, but that’s a bit beyond my expertise. I would hope it’s just a young male passing through while looking for an area to establish his own territory.
Whoa! That was quite a sight! At our place, our dogs (plus our neighbor’s two dogs) seem to keep the cougars away pretty well. Some neighbors have had quite a few cougars get livestock.
I’m surprised you saw the cougar during the day!
Joanie, this was in our backyard! Yes, watch out little deer. Deer is their main food source, which is probably the draw. Lots of deer around here.
Camille, I’m not sure whether it was male or female. I wish it was just a passing cougar, but I have a feeling it’s living nearby. This was actually the second time my partner saw it. First time, he was outside no more than 25 feet away from it!
Me too Taryn. Pretty odd for them to be roaming around in the middle of the day, yes??