[Update: Nov. 12] So, it turns out this was a hoax. Apparently this cougar has been killed in several states. Click here.
My daughter sent the picture and this story:
"Here is a photo of a cougar killed 5 miles west of Hermosa, SD. The guy who shot it is 6 foot tall and weighs about 220 lbs. He was in a deer stand and saw the cat pass him downwind. He then saw it pass him upwind. When the cat passed him again (closer this time) downwind, he knew that it was hunting him. So, boom."
I'm surprised that I haven't seen or heard anything on the news. Any way you estimate, "5 miles west of Hermosa" put this cat within a 20-minute trot of where I step outside and take a leak every night about 11 pm.
Whiz. Pounce. Gulp. Burp. I'm a man of constant terror.