My wife and I were on our back porch the other day, early morning (Tuesday)having coffee. We live in a very wooded area of New Canaan. There is a game trail that borders our property. We often see deer, occasional turkey’s etc on the back property. We live adjacent to New Canaan Land Trust as well. We had thought that we has seen one last year, (same game trail) around the time one was spotted on/near the Merritt Parkway, but it was weird, and we ended up thinking maybe eyes were playing tricks etc.
This “animal” was a cat. I grew up with cats. About the size of a yellow lab (we have a yellow lab), but seemingly longer, with a really long tail. I thought it might be a lynx or a bobcat, but it had the long tail. I could see the triangular nature of the ears, somewhat of a flattened face, no doglike snout, as there are coyotes’ in the area. It was silent through the woods, and “loped” along quickly, with purpose. It was about a 12 second experience. It was seriously, a very large cat. Submitted by Ted jenkins