I am sharing my story of cougars in our area. We had a cougar kill a few years ago, got a sheep in the pasture. After killing here it ended up down the road -l mile- and killed 3 sheep at our friends. State trapper came with dogs and got it - huge male. We know we have them here and I always worry. Have night lights out and use Niteguards all over. Must look crazy from the air. When I take the goats into the woods for browse I carry a gun. Last fall I heard a funny low grumble sound (not really a growl) only about 8-10 feet from me in the underbrush. My dog and goats took off full speed back to the barn and I backed away slowly, terrified -didn't have my gun. My husband went out to investigate and saw a very large cougar track right where I heard the sound. This week the same neighbor had a cougar kill a sheep. He dragged the sheep up to his house (I presume to bury) and the cougar came back and dragged it back to where it was originally. Feed off it again. My hubby suggested hooking a fishing line to the sheep and parking his camper closer to the kill so he could tell when the line was pulled out some. Anyway - he got the cougar. It appeared to be totally unafraid of people or I would think it would not hang around when it must have known a human was close. Very scary. I would also guess it was the one that scared me. My hubby said it was a huge male. I love where we live but the cougars around here -too commonly seen and too many of them. It is unfortunate that no one shoots at them (at least around here) so they get so brave. Not afraid of people. We have seen tracks and got pictures on the game camera of them right behind the house. We even try target shooting out back just hoping the sound of a gun might help deter them from here. I had not known that they would just keep killing if they get in with your stock. I had always thought they only killed for food but have learned that is not so. A shearer we used to use had 7 sheep killed in one evening -trapper got it also.