The NH Fish & Game will not officially confirm, but there have been a a few reports coming in of mountain lion sightings here in NH (Great North Woods area). There have also been some wolf-sized dog-like animals caught on trail cams recently, and half the people say they are wolves, and half who see the pics say they are large coyotes. Frankly, I'm not taking my chances because 'yote or not, they are the size of a german shepard. There are also a a great many bear here where I live, much more than 20 years ago. Just like Ig-pay-atin-lay-ater-hey, I carry a sidearm all the time in the woods now. Its an S&W 629. Boom!