Last winter after years of swearing there were no wolves in the LP. A wolf was killed by a coyote hunter in northern lower Mich. Soon after the kill MIDNR states yes the are atleast three more known wolves in the LP. Now after years of Cougar sightings by residents and denile of there presents by the MIDNR comes this. STEVENSVILLE (NEWS 3) - A wildlife biologist has determined it was a cougar that viciously attacked a horse in Watervliet November 26th -- not a coyote as originally thought. The horse was attacked November 26th on a farm in the Watervliet area. The 20-year-old gelding had to be put down the next day because its wounds were so severe. "I've never seen anything quite like this," said the veterinarian Mark Johnson. "My initial thinking was that it probably would have been some kind of dog or coyote attack." But after he thought about it for a few days and discussed it with his employees, he started to think differently. "It sort of came to us that really this might be more like that of a cougar attack or a feline attack as opposed to a canine," said Johnson. The horse's corpse was exhumed Friday morning and examined in a Berrien County maintenance garage. Dr. Patrick Rusz -- a Wildlife Biologist with the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy -- helped lead the necropsy. "What we found was a series of claw marks that are pretty much unmistakable," said Rusz. "We're seeing a combination of claw and bite marks that are very consistent with a cougar attack in location and severity." Friday, December 2nd, Berrien County Animal Control issued a public safety announcement about the possibility of a cougar attack. Citizens are advised to use appropriate caution and report any sightings to Animal Control at (269) 471-7531. Any unusual damage to livestock or pets should also be reported immediately. "When we saw the severity of this, we thought we better let people know -- in particularly with livestock -- if they can get it into the barns in the evenings, do that," said Val Grimes, Berrien County Animal Control Director. This is not up north either this is about 20 minutes from me. Only 30 miles from the Indiana/Michigan border.