Front page of our local paper today: "Cougar a Threat".
We have bobcats, coyotes and cougars about here all the time, but we've got one adult male cougar here that's now considered a threat by both the Fish 'n Fur and police. The cat has killed a couple of pups, and yesterday a deer very close to houses near our river canyon.
Most of us here carry every day, but now even some who leave their guns at home are carrying. We had a woman hiker killed a few months ago by a cougar, so we're all on alert right now until the cat is put down. My 9mm CDP has been replaced with my .45 ACP version for now (stoked with 185gr Critical Defense).
It's been posted before, but here's my buddy John with a cat he killed close to town a while back. (Bogus time stamp)
There's all kind of predators about, both versions, but for now, we've got a four-legged one about that needs some attention before someone gets hurt. I keep a close eye on my girl hounds, Ruby and Lily when they're outside; my K-9 alarm system. Ah yes, life in the wild west.