I friend of mine just posted that while traveling between Delta Junction and Fairbanks today he saw a cougar! No, not the old grey haired kind, a huge tan cat with a long ass tail (as he put it)! Biggest cat he’s ever seen and yes, he’s a life long Alaskan and knows the difference between a cougar and a lynx. He saw it on the west side of the highway near the Boondocks Bar in Salcha.
Less than 10 miles to the east I was told a story from an old pipeline engineer about seeing a cougar while flying survellance in the late 80’s. There’s been a couple sitings along the Taylor Highway as well. There’s a lot of doubters to the matter but critters arent bound by anything, they’ll do as they please. What do you think about it?