Any reports of panthers and cougars roaming in the rural areas where you live? Our local newspaper had a story this morning of a panther killing seven small pigs in the early morning hours in an adjoining county. We have had reports of sightings of both panthers and cougars in this area for the past three years. Many of these sightings occurred very close to housing additions. About a year ago a woman returning home from her late shift job in the early morning hours reported that she almost hit a panther with her car near a very popular walking trail used by many people in this community. Now with this report of the panther attack on the pigs, many people are becoming frightened that their children might be at risk because they wait for school buses in rural areas while it is still dark outside. Just wondering if this was beginning to be a problem in other areas.