Friday night and Saturday night we had some commotion around here. Friday it was just some noise in the woods and the dogs going ballistic. Saturday the girls were camping in the yard when they said they saw a big cat, light brown and white in color, about 4 or 5 feet long. Heard rumors about painters around here all my life, know folks who claim to have seen them. This is my first experience with one. Of course all I saw were the glow from its eyes, never could see the cat. According to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, painters have been extinct since the early 1800,s. According to the deputy we spoke with yesterday, they are common but most calls describe them as black. Says it likely came from the state park near here or the western part of the state. Now I got to go find me a chupacabra!