ANOTHER VISIT FROM THE COUGAR....The other night, after reading a memoir from Jim Corbett, who writes about hunting man-eating tigers in India, I saw a cougar outside my window about 10 feet from my house. He was a large male, and he moved cautiously and gracefully toward my daughters swing set. ( I don't know why it attracts them so much ) He walked around it, inspecting it carefully, then moved off into the shadows. I am sure he is the same one I wrote about in my book, and larger than the one in the photo on my video book trailer. About 200 pounds, he is the largest cat I have ever seen in the wild or handled in captivity. Proving again, rural Montana living, is not for the faint of heart.