The above oak tree was a causality of Hurricane Ike. It is on Baker Street in Tomball which I travel often. I watched the artist sculpting the tree from my car as I traveled back and forth on Baker Street. I figured the cougars had something to do with the cougar being the mascot of Tomball High School.
I found a youtube video that our local Tomball Potpourri News made that explains it all. The artist who carved the tree is Master Wood Carver Nathan Smith, a local Tomball artist. He carved two cougars in a rocky cliff setting out of this fallen oak tree. Yes, the cougars are in recognition of The Tomball Cougars.
Please click here to watch the Youtube vidoe about the Tomball Cougar art sculptor! It is a very cool video and you can even watch Nathan Smith sculpting the cougars.