I love how the DEP keeps insisting the eastern mountain lion is extinct despite all the sightings in numerous states. There was a second sighting in CT a week after that other one was struck and killed by a car. They couldn't explain that one away, so naturally they said it was more likely a bobcat. I don't get what the problem is with saying, "yeah, they exist". At least then we could get advice on how to deal with them if we ever come into contact with them. My current plan is to run like hell and be glad I ride an OTTB stayer.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.