At 8 pm Saturday evening my wife, Martha Krueger, saw a cougar sitting on the edge of our yard on the South Shore of Lake Quinault. We watched from our upstairs window as It slowly strolled across the yard until it becane obscured behind our shed. We walked out our front door to see where it went - suddenly we saw it watching us from our sauna porch 50 feet away where it was sitting. I snapped a picture and it stood up and raised it's tail and became more alert. I wished I was closer to the house at tis point. We decided it was time to scare it away and drove our 4runner around the sauna and it took off into the salmonberry on the edge of our property. Calling our neighbors afterwards we discovered that pet cats,chickens, peacocks and ducks had all been killed in the last few days. Now we are constantly looking over our shoulders as we walk around our house. An authorized Washington State Fish and Game cougar hunter came out today but failed to locate it.