I live in the Grand Rapids area, and just for reference, I have 2 normal cats. A few years ago, I saw a strange cat running across the road ahead of me. When I got home, I did some research and it looked very similar to a bobcat or lynx, but with a longer tail. I didn't get a good enough view of it to tell anything for certain, but I knew it wasn't a normal house cat. Today, we saw another strange cat walk through our yard and down the street. The glimpse I saw through my binoculars at first, it looked like a regular cat, but it walked kind of strangely. We followed it down the street and got a better look at it. I didn't get a picture, unfortunately. It was medium grey-brown with a long, bushy dark tail with raccoon-like stripes, which was maybe 10-12 inches long. All 3 of us noticed that it's fur looked very thick. It was a bit larger than a regular cat. It's legs were thick and stocky. It walked weirdly, too - it was kind of clunky, not smooth and graceful like a normal cat. I didn't particularly notice the ears, but it had a lot of fuzzy white fur around it's mouth, almost like a mustache and beard. I didn't notice the eye color, but it did act kind of strangely. We called out to it, assuming at first that it was a neighbors cat or something, and it didn't react to us at all. In fact, at one point it stopped, turned around and looked past us, like it didn't even notice us, and then it took off jogging into the woods. We all are in agreement that this was not a normal cat. We also agree - the 2 of us that saw the first cat - that it looked just like the other mysterious cat we saw a few years back. Where we saw the first cat was about a mile from our house. The cat today walked right through our yard. I don't think this cat was quite as large as the first one we saw - which was considerably larger than a house cat - but it was definitely bigger than normal. Where I live, we're surrounded by state land, water and thick woods, so there's certainly places for a cat like that to live. (Possibly unrelated, but we heard a very deep, loud growl at the end of our street the other day while walking at dusk that startled all 4 of us that were walking. Not sure if something like that could've come out of a cat or not, but I may as well mention it anyway. Some of the bigger cat sounds I've heard are pretty darn scary.) I'm not sure what it was. From what I saw, it looked just like a lynx except for the tail being different, which doesn't quite match a bobcat, either. I realize that lynx are not known to be found in this area, but anything's possible, so I'm not writing it off. Anyone have any ideas on what this could have been?