I KNOW for A FACT that we have Mt. Lions in Va. And I also know that we had 3 of them in my neighborhood back in 1978. While most of MY personal experiences with these animals have been at night, and I only heard them while coon hunting, I have seen first hand what one will do do to a full-grown male coon dog. One night, this "cocky" dog ran one, until the cat decided to fight back. ALL you could hear were the defensive screams of the dog, and not one sound from the cat. We had to take the dog to the vet in the middle of the night to get it's throat and ears sewed back together. Many people have seen these cats in Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Lunenburg, and Brunswick Counties(only the ones that I know about), but nobody has a picture to prove. I have found a huge mound in the woods, being a deer carcass burried with leaves and brush. Talked to a local game warden, and he said it was probably a bobcat. This mound was huge, and you could see where it looked like the animal sat on the carcass, and raked the leaves to it all the way around. I was deer hunting in my swamp years ago, and saw what I thought was a doe sneaking through the swamp. Before it went into some brush, I could tell that it had a cat's head. It was thick where I saw it, and it's possible that it was a big bobcat, but I'll always wonder. But Cougars are around here. I wonder if these local cats pose a danger to humans?