Last winter, the Bag Lady happened to meet up with one of her neighbours, and stopped to chat. The neighbour told her about a visitor she had in her yard. Apparently, she looked out her basement window one evening and something was looking back at her! After the woman recovered her wits, she had the presence of mind to run and get the camera.
The next morning, the cougar was back. It wandered around in the yard, then headed up the driveway.
And back under the deck!
The Bag Lady recently ran into her neighbour again, and the neighbour kindly offered to loan these pictures to her so she could share them with you.
As far as the Bag Lady understands it, the cougar had a companion (mate? almost-adult offspring?) and her neighbour saw them several times. They seemed to enjoy the cave-like atmosphere under the deck. Eventually, the cougars were *ahem* encouraged to re-locate.