I was biking on the Farmington River Trail on Friday, November 1st around 2PM when a Mountain Lion crossed the trail a few hundred feet in front of me, then stopped in the woods to watch me for a couple of minutes before running off. The location was in a lightly wooded area near a marsh just north of Copper Hill road, less than a couple of miles from the Southwick, MA border. I stopped riding and tried to take a couple of pictures, but unfortunately they are worthless because the color of the surrounding leaves blended so well. I would say that the height to the back was about 2 1/2 feet, and the animal was definitely larger than I expected. Submitted by : Steven
I received a call at work one day this past summer of 2012 around late July from my wife who was out of breath and very frantic. She was walking our Rottie/Shepard mix at Cat Hollow Park in Danielson, CT. when the dog lagged behind her by several yards. She turned to call him and out of the bush several feet behing the dog, she watched a large cat with a long swooping tail cross from one side of the road to the other and disappear. Our dog is 85 Lbs and the cat that she saw was larger than him. We have seen and know what bobcats look like…this was no bobcat. It was mid day and the road she walks runs parallel to the river which runs along the base of rocky hills to both sides. I called the DEEP and also posted the evnt on their website but received no response. The native americans named the area cat hollow from what i hear and we now know why. 🙂
Submitted by: Kevin Martin
I spotted (what I firmly believe was) a mountain lion crossing the street while driving in Glastonbury on November 8, 2012. It was about 8:30 in the morning and was just west of the intersection of Neipsic Road and Brook Street. The cat was probably between 85 and 125 pounds. I called the DEEP the next day but never heard back from them.
On Saturday morning September 22nd I looked out my kitchen window and saw a very large cat. I called my wife over in time to see it with me but not fast enough to get a picture. It was at least three feet tall and was walking across a log in the wetlands behind our home.
It took the time to look back at us or at least we thought it was as we stared at each other for a few seconds and then it casually turned and continued on it’s way.
Over the past 20 years we’ve seen wolves and other wild animals there and there is no doubt in our mind that this was a mountain lion. It was majestic.
I reported this to the state DEP the Tuesday following.
a very young mountain lion ran in front of my car on route 11 in salem today.
I was returning to the Stony Hill area from shopping in Brookfield on Sept. 6, 2011 at about 1:30 PM via Vale Road. I had just passed under the second old railroad bridge (single lane with stop sign both directions) and was proceeding up the hill. A large cat (certainly not your typical domestic kitty) slowly walked/skulked in front of my car. It was very long in the body, a dark chestnut, dark-red-brown color, short hair, smallish head. It crossed from right to left and entered the brush after giving one look at the car.