Well this is a scary time for us woods folk! A neighbor saw a cougar cross a road two over from us. A deer kill was found one road over and we have experienced two incidents that are probably the same critter. My horses are open penned and we pay attention to them. A bear walking down the road brought their tails up and a bit of prancing. I was on my gelding when we saw two lynx in the yard, he was alert but even though one of them was not more than 20 feet away, he didn't carry on. But last night, oh man! They were snorting and blowing, running around like fools and very very nervous! We went out, armed, with flashlights, but we didn't see or hear anything. Scary scary scary. I have read that with cougars you make sure you keep standing, face the cat and never give up. Does anyone have any advice for us? This is a heavily wooded town, with a lot of horses. The dogs wouldn't stand a chance, and we would hate to have to shoot it (unless we had to of course). Fish & Game doesn't believe anyone when they say they saw a cougar in NH, since they're "extinct" here. However, too many people have been seeing and hearing things to be coincidence. Would really appreciate advice from folks on this one!