We have a good number of guys who hunt deer in southern Indiana who will find this very interesting. From a May 7, 2010 DNR press release:
A mountain lion has been confirmed in a rural part of Greene County…Scott Johnson, the DNR's non-game mammal biologist made the determination from photographs taken by motion-sensitive game cameras placed in the area after a preliminary investigation found evidence consistent with mountain lion behavior, including an eviscerated deer carcass buried under a pile of leaves.
This is a big story because most all cougar sightings in the Midwest/East turn out to be cases of mistaken identity or, more often, Internet hoaxes.
In this case the Indiana DNR went on to say:
Without additional evidence…it's impossible to say if the mountain lion photographed in Greene County is wild or is a formerly captive cat.
The way that cat is slinking around in the cam pic, and the fact it killed a deer and then buried it, I say wild. comment