Update: TV news reported today a car hit a cougar on the highway near Montesano, so yeah, they’re out here, and yes, they do their business in our backyard.
Pretty sure the Hound of the Baskervilles was freaking out a 1 a.m. the other night because a cougar was out there. I got a decent look at it. But hey, the big ones are actually the least dangerous — they only grew big because they avoided people and stayed out of trouble. Not that I want to walk up and try to pet one.