I know the area well. Big cats have been sighted more often in the past 5 years.Their major food source is deer and they hide kills well so it would not be common to find sign that easy. From Ehrhardt in Pearl river go through a few back yards and your on the old Erie railroad bed straight to Blauvelt, Clausland mt. Tallmann mt. or up the river to Nyacks Hook mt. Easy for an animal that usually doesn't let anyone see it to travel undetected. I'm only an hour away, and we've gotem up here!