That reminds me of about 12 years ago when I was still living in Upstate NY. I was outside the back door and my father's cat was on top of a shed, about 50 feet away, calling to me, I called back to him to come in ,,,, curious as to why he was up there,, He jumped down and ran to the door,,happy to get inside, Then I saw it, There was a Mountain Lion/Cougar sitting near the shed looking at me. I didn't know what it was at the time,,,just that it was a very big cat, I was telling my father and brother to come look,,or look out a window,,,but for some reason they just didn't and were content in telling me that it was just some neighbor's cat, I went into the living room where they were,,,,and was pointing out the window,,,it was now walking into a woodsy part,,,and the silhouette of it was long and sleek,,,very cougarish!!!
I looked it up on the Internet and saw that it was a Mountain Lion and was pointing it out to them,,,,but I know that they did not believe me,,,for there, supposedly, were not to be any around there,,,supposed extinct in the area! Well, at least not till my brother also saw it a couple of weeks later, I also saw it jump near me under some brush,,,saw the hind feet going through the air,,,,very close to me,,