I had a place about 1 hr south of the border, in the Adirondacks. There was one kill by a cat in a town close by that was confirmed cougar, but not a wild one. It is shown on the site at the link. My brother has lived in the northern Catskills for the past 20 years, works for the state. Doesn't believe there are any wild cats, just pets turned loose. Same goes for wolf sightings. Lots of Bobcats though. The organization at the link is probably the most reliable that I have found. Read the entire original article, the guy knows his stuff.I am not too sure by reading that article (but then again, I only scanned it) where in NY it was supposed to be. I worked in NYC in the 1st precinct, but lived upstate a little bit and grew up there. The Catskills were my home away from home. There were ABSOLUTELY, no doubt, no argument, cougars in those mountains. We have seen and heard them for years!