Hey yall, I just joined the forum and I had some news, My uncle lives in the north west mountains of nc. In a small town called lowgap. He has seen mountain lions 4 times since 2005. His house is in the shadows of the mountains and dense forests. 3 of his sightings happened while he was raccoon hunting near a section called sattle mountain. It was right at dusk. eatch time he said they were walking a game trail right long the creek bed. The area cougars live around his house are on the slopes of a small ridge of sattle mountain near a creek in lowgap. The 4 th sighting happened at about 7:30 on july. 7,2007. He was outside finishing up mowing his lawn and he claimed to see a large tan orange cat run right at the edge of his yard into the pasture of the farmer beside his house. The next day the farmer had a dead full grown cow! the only thing not eaten was its head! So if any of you have sightings of them in nc. or the southern us. Pleas tell all,thanks.