It does look like a cat. Maybe it was a painter. I saw both of them head on from about 10 feet away through the window when I walked out of the "man cave". They were bears. There were some panther sightings around here earlier this year. Paula saw a bear about two weeks ago in our neighborhood. The Bear Rescue sees him all the time. They estimate it weighs 500 pounds. If that thing had slapped the window, it would have been in here. This sow was small, maybe 200 pounds at most. The cub was tiny, young of the year.