I now live in a very rural dark place and absolutely LOVE it. We have deer, coyotes, reports of bobcats and bears around us. While looking out from my porch around midnight lastnight my cat was wanting to come in, i had heard a huge hiss and catlike sound. So, i put my cat in and just was listening to nature and watching the fog, i turned my head and across the otherside of our property in the long grass was a large pair of eyes watching me. I don't know if it was a kittycat we saw a few weeks ago, a bobcat or goodness knows what else. I figure from the hiss earlier, etc. that it was either that cat or a bobcat. I had pretty strong back leg with gold fur. The eyes were big that were shining back at me. I know it wasn't a deer because it wasn't that tall and i couldn't hear it's hoofs. Anyway, i stared at it and it stared at me for about 10 minutes and then it walked away. Anyway, I am thinking about saving up for a pair of night vision something. I don't want to intrude on the wildlife (with a huge flashlight), but would love to see what's out there at night. Any advice?