I live in suburb just east of Sacramento. Our neighborhood is adjacent to the American River, which has a strip of land on each side to make up a nice, wooded parkway. A nice paved bike trail goes along the river for joggers and bicyclists (think dinner bell). Right here near the city we regularly, and more often lately, see cougars. They are attracted by our deer and turkey population. Here in California (home of the nuts and fruits) the voters passed a proposition several years ago banning the hunting of these cats. We are having more attacks because of it. and the cats don't seem very scared of people at all. I'm curious if one will nab a human by our neighborhood, or come into our neighborhood. When one was spotted this weekend, the nuts in the local newspaper were saying that it was good and that it's our fault if somebody's attacked, since we were guilty of developing this land. Nice.