Nope. I don't believe they are around. I have coon hunted around harlan all my life and know lots of coon hunters. If they were around, one would have been treed and shot out by now. I have seen and heard of lots of bobcats treed but no mtn lions. By the way, black panthers are not even indigenous to this area. When folks talk about seeing big black cats around here, they need to go to the doctor and get their prozac increased.
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