While outdoors assessing our garden, my father heard the sound of a buck snorting, this was around 130 in the afternoon. Being a strange time of day to hear such a noise we ventured in the direction it seemed to be originating from. Our path led us down our driveway towards Rt 7. as we came closer to the end of the driveway a small doe ran through woods from the direction of our neighbors across rt 7. Curious to see if we could catch a glimpse of the buck we continued down the driveway as it continued to snort quite loudly. Upon reaching a point in the driveway where the neighbors front door & yard were visible, we sighted a large cat 3-4ft in length with a tail of similar length. It was Dark tan/brown & blackish near its spine. It slinked along slowly but was gone in moments due its great stride as I fumbled to catch a photo with my cell phone. We are accustomed to bobcats here & have seen many they are a regular predator of our chickens in the winter. What we saw was No bobcat.