The most common sightings that I've heard of are from somebodies daddy, who said he saw one. Daddy saw it out in the back pasture and he hunted all his like and knows what he's talking about. LMAO
In my neck of the woods (Deep East Texas, Pineywoods) they aren't seen as much as they are supposedly 'heard'.
Screaming in the night!
The sad part is that most of these are farmers and ranchers. You would think they would know the sound of Gray Fox calling at night, but apparently not.
In lieu of that (not being able to identify the various night sounds), wouldn't you think simple logic would come into play?
Is there really a Mountain Lion (or Black Panther) living on your place night after night and screaming all the time! What are the odds of that.
No.....this is a deliberate decision to keep alive old myths and wive's tales. Don't understand what folks get out of that.....but it is what it is.