A recent New York Times article on cougars has gotten lots of attention. You might ask, "Are there cougars in Enchanted Rock SNA?"
Good question! I have spoken with people who have seen cougars in both Llano County and Gillespie County, so the answer has to be maybe. For my part, I hope there is occasionally a cougar in the park. As the main character in Enchanted Rock Blue(s) says, "Its important to know that we aren't always the top of the food chain. It makes us less arrogant."
Texas Parks and Wildlife has a good field guide about cougars, and there is a group called The Cougar Network which provides lots of information from a scientific perspective. Meanwhile, as writer Edward Abbey said (paraphrased, I can't find this exact quote):
"I've always wanted to meet a cougar on the trail, mano a mano . . . . . . but not just yet."
If anyone reading this has a story about cougars in or near the park, I would love to hear it.