My folks live outside of greensboro, nc a place not know for big cats. When they first moved out there my father noticed some big paw prints by the pond. He thought it was a small bear, to me it looked like a big cat. Not long after their house was built I ran across a tree that was shredded navel high. I'm 6'1". Months later we spotted a bobcat in their backyard (along with foxes and deer). I put the shredded tree and big tracks off as bobcat spoor. The bobcat seemed to disappear after a while and I guessed it left it's range due to some construction in the area. Well, last month we noticed big tracks again. About 4 inches across I guess. i'm a pretty good tracker and these are definitely cat tracks I've just never seen any so big. Here it is, two weeks or so ago a night watchman at a nearby plant saw a cougar on the grounds. My pop finally called the sherrif who was supposed to send someone out to make a cast of the tracks. North Carolina is in a terrible drought and I'm guessing this will be driving some animals into range they don't normally occupy. Pop wants me to kill it. He has a jack russell he does not want to see become cat food. I could probably bait it and pop it with the .06 and bury the remains and no one would know. On the other hand I could call Game and Fish and see if they'll remove it. Either way the cat has to go. Has anyone dealt with a big cat like this? One thing I know I don't want is a wounded cougar running around. I'm going to check the laws on this but truly I've never shot at anything that could run me down and eat me. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!